From Middle English out, oute, from a combination of Old English ūt (“out”, preposition & adverb), from Proto-Germanic *ūt (“out”); and Old English ūte (“outside; without”, adverb), from Proto-Germanic *ūta (“out; outside”), from Proto-Indo-European *úd (“upwards, away”). Cognate with Scots oot, out (“out”), Saterland Frisian uut, uute (“out”), West Frisian út (“out”), Dutch uit (“out”), German Low German ut (“out”), German aus (“out”), Norwegian/Swedish ut, ute (“out; outside”), Danish ud, ude (“out; outside”).
out (not comparable)
- Away from the inside or the centre.
- Away from home or one's usual place.
- Outside; not indoors.
- Away from; at a distance.
- Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.
- To the end; completely.
- Used to intensify or emphasize.
- (of the sun, moon, stars, etc.) So as to be visible in the sky, and not covered by clouds, fog, etc.
- (cricket, baseball) Of a player, so as to be disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stumped in cricket).
- (nonstandard, contraction of out of) Away from the inside.
out (plural outs)
- A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.
- (baseball) A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play due to the application of various rules of the game such as striking out, hitting a fly ball which is caught by the fielding team before bouncing, etc.
- (cricket) A dismissal; a state in which a member of the batting team finishes his turn at bat, due to the application of various rules of the game, such as the bowler knocking over the batsman's wicket with the ball.
- (poker) A card which can make a hand a winner.
- (dated) A trip out; an outing.
- (chiefly in the plural) One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office.
- A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space.
- (printing, dated) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
out (third-person singular simple present outs, present participle outing, simple past and past participle outed)
- (transitive) To eject; to expel.
- (transitive) To reveal (a person) to be gay, bisexual, or transgender.
- (transitive) To reveal (a person or organization) as having a certain secret, such as a being a secret agent or undercover detective.
- (transitive) To reveal (a secret).
- (intransitive, archaic) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
- To become apparent.
out (not comparable)
- Not at home; not at one's office or place of employment.
- Released, available for purchase, download or other use.
- (in various games; used especially of a batsman or batter in cricket or baseball) Dismissed from play under the rules of the game.
- Openly acknowledging that one is queer and/or genderqueer.
- (of flowers) In bloom.
- (of the sun, moon or stars) Visible in the sky; not obscured by clouds.
- (of lamps, fires etc.) Not shining or burning.
- (of ideas, plans, etc.) Discarded; no longer a possibility.
- No longer popular or in fashion.
- Without; no longer in possession of; not having more
- (of calculations or measurements) Containing errors or discrepancies; in error by a stated amount.
- (obsolete) Of a young lady: having entered society and available to be courted.
- (procedure word, especially military) A radio procedure word meaning that the station is finished with its transmission and does not expect a response.
- Get out; begone; away!