out


out
/aʊt / (say owt)

adverb
1. forth from, away from, or not in a place, position, state, etc.: out of order.
2. away from one's home, country, etc.: *Down by the store a camel-train was just setting out loaded with the quarterly supplies of a station away out east. –ion l. idriess, 1932.
3. into the open: to go out for a walk.
4. to exhaustion, extinction, or conclusion; to the end; so as to finish or exhaust or be exhausted; so as to bring to naught or render useless: to pump out a well.
5. to or at an end or conclusion: to fight it out.
6. no longer or not burning or furnishing light; extinguished: the lamp went out.
7. not in vogue or fashion: that style has gone out.
8. released from jail.
9. into or in society: a young woman who came out last season.
10. not in present or personal possession or use; let for hire, or placed at interest: let out for a year.
11. on strike: the miners are coming out.
12. so as to project or extend: to stretch out.
13. into or in existence, activity, or outward manifestation: fever broke out.
14. from a state of composure, satisfaction, or harmony: to feel put out.
15. in or into a state of confusion, vexation, dispute, variance, or unfriendliness: to fall out about trifles.
16. from a number, stock, or store: to pick out.
17. aloud or loudly: to call out.
18. with completeness or effectiveness: to fit out.
19. thoroughly; completely; entirely.
20. (used with a superlative) in existence: the friendliest dog out.
21. so as to make illegible or indecipherable: to paint out; ink out.
22. away from a main centre, especially from Britain with regard to Australia: they had only been out for two weeks.
adjective
23. away from one's home, workplace, etc.: I went to visit her but she was out.
24. torn or worn into holes, as clothing: his trousers were out at the knees.
25. incorrect or inaccurate: to be out in one's calculations.
26. at a pecuniary loss: to be out by ten dollars.
27. having none left; lacking: I went to the shops for milk but they were out.
28. unconscious; senseless: the boxer was out for about five minutes.
29. finished; ended: before the month is out.
30. Tennis, etc. beyond the boundary lines: the umpire declared the ball out.
31. Cricket, etc. (of a person batting) removed from play as by being bowled, leg before wicket, stumped, caught, or run out, etc.
32. in public notice or knowledge: the news is out.
33. in bloom: the wattle is out.
34. (of a homosexual) known publicly to be such.
35. external; exterior; outer.
36. outlying.
37. Theatre up (of flown scenery).
preposition
38. forth from: throw it out the window.
39. Obsolete outside; beyond: from out our kingdom.
interjection
40. (an exclamation of dismissal.)
noun
41. a means of escaping from a place, punishment, retribution, responsibility, etc.: *There are quite a few outs that white people know about; they know how to work the system – we don't. –transcript, aboriginal deaths in custody: public discussion, 1989.
42. Baseball, etc.put-out.
43. Printing
a. the omission of a word or words.
b. that which is omitted.
verb (i)
44. to become known: murder will out.
verb (t)
45. to put out; expel; discharge: *outed for one match following the second semi-final –sun, 1989.
46. to expose someone, especially a public figure, as homosexual.
47. Obsolete Colloquial
a. to hit with such force as to render unconscious.
b. to kill.
phrase
48. be out of here, Also, be outta here. Colloquial to be leaving: I'm outta here, see ya tomorrow.
49. be out to, to intend to: he's out to ruin me.
50. get out of here, Colloquial (an expression of disbelief.)
51. go all out, to extend oneself; pursue an interest, goal, etc., with the utmost energy.
52. have it all out,
a. to bring all one's frustrations into the open as a step towards resolving them.
b. Colloquial (dated) to have a hysterectomy.
53. have it out, Colloquial (dated) to have an abortion.
54. have it out (with), to bring festering discontent into an open discussion (with someone) so that it can be resolved.
55. ins and outs, all the detail related to something, in particular the workings of a machine or device.
56. out and away, in a pre-eminent degree; by far.
57. out here,
a. in Australia.
b. in a town or place thought of as being remote from the main centre.
58. out of,
a. from (a source, ground or cause, material, etc.): made out of scraps.
b. so as to deprive or be deprived: to cheat someone out of money.
c. having used the last of; lacking: to be out of sugar.
59. out of it, Colloquial
a. incapacitated as a result of taking drugs or alcohol.
b. in a dreamy or vague state of mind, as if under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
c. neglected; rejected: he's feeling a bit out of it.
60. out there,
a. a town or place thought of as being remote from both a main centre and the speaker: how can you stand it out there?
b. Colloquial radical or innovative in style: her designs are really out there.
61. out to it, Colloquial
a. unconscious.
b. asleep.
62. out west, in or to the remote regions west of the eastern seaboard of Australia; outback: *Jerry was far out west, driving along a dusty road across a plain where there was only about one tree to the square mile. –frank s. greenop, n.d.
63. out with,
a. to make known; tell; utter: when will he out with the truth?
b. to take out; produce from hiding: *And with that she outs with a bottle she had in her dress and smashed him across the face with it. –henry lawson, 1901.
{Middle English; Old English ūt}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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