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English adjective: out

1. out not allowed to continue to bat or run

SamplesHe was tagged out at second on a close play.
He fanned out.


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game


2. out being out or having grown cold

SamplesThrew his extinct cigarette into the stream.
The fire is out.




3. out not worth considering as a possibility

SamplesA picnic is out because of the weather.



4. out out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election

SamplesNow the Democrats are out.



5. out excluded from use or mention

SamplesForbidden fruit.
In our house dancing and playing cards were out.
A taboo subject.

Synonymsforbidden, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten


Antonymspermissible, allowable

6. out directed outward or serving to direct something outward

SamplesThe out doorway.
The out basket.



7. out no longer fashionable

SamplesThat style is out these days.

Similarunfashionable, unstylish

Antonymsfashionable, stylish

8. out outside or external

SamplesThe out surface of a ship's hull.



9. out outer or outlying

SamplesThe out islands.



10. out knocked unconscious by a heavy blow

Synonymskayoed, knocked out, KO'd, stunned



English noun: out

1. out (act) (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball

SamplesYou only get 3 outs per inning.

Broader (hypernym)failure

Narrower (hyponym)putout, strikeout

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

English adverb: out

1. out away from home

SamplesThey went out last night.

2. out moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden

SamplesThe cat came out from under the bed.

3. out from one's possession

SamplesHe gave out money to the poor.
Gave away the tickets.


English verb: out

1. out (communication) to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality

SamplesThis actor outed last year.

Synonymscome out, come out of the closet

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

2. out (communication) reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle

SamplesThe gay actor was outed last week.
Someone outed a CIA agent.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap

3. out (communication) be made known; be disclosed or revealed

SamplesThe truth will out.

Synonymscome out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

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