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out (adverb)
1.
a) (1) in a direction away from the inside or center - went out into the garden
(2) - outside it's raining out
b) from among others
c) away from the shore
d) away from home or work - out to lunch
e) away from a particular place
2.
a) so as to be missing or displaced from the usual or proper place - left a word out threw his shoulder out
b) into the possession or control of another - lend out money
c) into a state of loss or defeat - was voted out
d) into a state of vexation - they do not mark me, and that brings me out Shakespeare
e) into groups or shares - sorted out her notes parceled out the farm
3.
a) to the point of depletion, extinction, or exhaustion - the food ran out turn the light out all tuckered out
b) to completion or satisfaction - hear me out work the problem out
c) to the full or a great extent or degree - all decked out stretched out on the floor
4.
a) in or into the open - the sun came out
b) - out loud cried out
c) in or into public circulation - the evening paper isn't out yet hand out pamphlets the library book is still out
5.
a) at an end - before the day is out
b) in or into an insensible or unconscious state - she was out cold
c) in or into a useless state - landed the plane with one engine out
d) so as to end the offensive turn of another player, a side, or oneself in baseball - threw him out fly out
6.
- used on a two-way radio circuit to indicate that a message is complete and no reply is expected
out (verb)
transitive verb
1.
- eject oust
2.
intransitive verb
to identify publicly as being such secretly - wanted to out pot smokers , especially to identify as being a closet homosexual to become publicly known - the truth will out
out (preposition)
- used as a function word to indicate an outward movement ran out the door looked out the window
out (adjective)
1.
a) situated outside - external
b) - out-of-bounds
2.
situated at a distance - outlying the out islands
3.
not being in power
4.
- absent
5.
removed by the defense from play as a batter or base runner in a baseball inning - two men out
6.
directed outward or serving to direct something outward - the out basket
7.
not being in vogue or fashion
8.
not to be considered out of the question
9.
- determined was out to get revenge
10.
engaged in or attempting a particular activity - won on his first time out
11.
publicly known or identified as a homosexual
out (noun)
1.
- outside
2.
one who is out of office or power or on the outside - a matter of outs versus ins
3.
a) an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball
b) a player that is put out
4.
a way of escaping from an embarrassing or difficult situation
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
out (adjective)
1.
fully committed to achieving a goal
SYNONIMS:
bent (on upon), bound, decisive, do-or-die, firm, hell-bent (on upon), intent, out, purposeful, resolute, resolved, set, single-minded
RELATED WORDS:
bitter, vehement; certain, cocksure, confident, positive, sure; earnest, serious; steady, unfaltering, unhesitating, unswerving, unwavering; adamant, adamantine, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, persistent, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, tenacious, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful ( wilful)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
distrustful, doubtful, dubious, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsettled, unsure; disinclined, indisposed, loath ( loth loathe), reluctant
faltering, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, undetermined, unresolved, vacillating, wavering, weak-kneed
out (adjective)
2.
not at a certain place
SYNONIMS:
away, missing, out
RELATED WORDS:
AWOL, truant; departed, gone, retired; abroad, vacationing
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accompanying, attending, participating
here, in, present
out (adverb)
1.
in or into the open air
SYNONIMS:
alfresco, out, outside
RELATED WORDS:
without
NEAR ANTONYMS:
in, inside, within
indoors
out (adverb)
2.
with one's normal voice speaking the words
SYNONIMS:
audibly, out, out loud
RELATED WORDS:
verbally, vocally; clearly, discernibly, distinctly, distinguishably, perceptibly, plainly; blatantly, bloody murder, boisterously, clamorously, loudly, lustily, mightily, noisily, resonantly, resoundingly, stridently, thunderously, uproariously, vociferously
NEAR ANTONYMS:
faintly, feebly, low, noiselessly, quietly, softly
inaudibly, silently, soundlessly, voicelessly
out (adverb)
3.
to a full extent or degree
SYNONIMS:
all, all of, all over, altogether, clean, completely, dead, enough, entire, entirely, even, exactly, fast, flat, full, heartily, out, perfectly, plumb, quite, soundly, thoroughly, through and through, totally, utterly, well, wholly, wide
RELATED WORDS:
absolutely, categorically, cold, downright, hands down, plain, stone, stone-cold, unqualifiedly; basically, by and large, chiefly, generally, largely, mainly, more or less, mostly, overall, predominantly, predominately, primarily, principally, substantially; abundantly, copiously, generously, greatly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
barely, hardly, just, kind of, marginally, minimally, scarcely, slightly, superficially; approximately, roughly, somewhat
half, halfway, incompletely, part, partially, partly
out (adverb)
4.
from this or that place
SYNONIMS:
down, fro, hence, off, out
RELATED WORDS:
apart, aside, elsewhere; abroad, afar, afield, astray
out (noun)
the act or a means of getting or keeping away from something undesirable
SYNONIMS:
avoidance, cop-out, dodging, ducking, eluding, elusion, eschewal, eschewing, evasion, out, shaking, shunning
RELATED WORDS:
bypassing, circumvention, runaround, sidestepping, skirting; averting, deflection, obviation, precluding, prevention
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abidance, endurance, submission, toleration
out (verb)
1.
to become known
SYNONIMS:
break, circulate, come out, get about, get around, get round, leak (out), out, spread
RELATED WORDS:
develop, transpire, unfold; disclose, reveal, spill, tell
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hush (up), suppress; conceal, disguise, hide, mask; secrete
out (verb)
2.
to drive or force out
SYNONIMS:
banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out), turn out
RELATED WORDS:
deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax ( axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter
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