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English

Etymology

From Middle English, from Old English ūt

Pronunciation

Adverb

out

  1. Away from home, not indoors.
    Let's eat out tonight
  2. Away from; at a distance.
    Keep out!
  3. Away from the inside or the centre.
    The magician pulled the rabbit out of the hat.
  4. Into a state of non-operation; into non-existence.
    Switch the lights out.
    Put the fire out.
  5. Used to intensify or emphasize.
    The place was all decked out for the holidays.

Preposition

out

  1. Away from the inside.
    He threw it out the door.
  2. (informal) Away from the center.

Synonyms

Antonyms

  • (away from the inside): in
  • (away from the center): into

Translations

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In many languages there is no direct translation, as the idea expressed by the English adverb is expressed by a prefix in many languages. German is somewhat half way in-between as it uses a prefix in the infinitive of its verbs, but often, though not always, separates the prefix into the same form as the English adverb when conjugating them.

  • Dutch: usually expressed by the prefix uit-
  • Esperanto: usually expressed by the prefix el- and/or preposition el (1), ekstere (2)
  • Finnish: ablative case (-lta, -ltä) or elative case (-sta, -stä)
  • German: usually expressed by the prefix aus-
  • Hungarian: usually expressed by the prefix ki-
  • Latin: usually expressed by the prefix ex-
  • Russian: вы- ru(ru)
  • Slovak: usually expressed by the prefix vy- or sometimes z-
  • Swedish: sometimes expressed by the prefix ut-. In some cases considered somewhat formal.

Noun

Singular
out

Plural
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out ({{{1}}})
  1. A means of exit, escape, reprieve, etc.
    They wrote the law to give those organizations an out.
  2. (baseball) A state in which a member of the batting team is removed from play because the defending team threw the baseball past the batter three times in the strike zone, fielded a ball hit in the air, or fielded a ball hit to the ground and moved the ball to a defender blocking the runner's ability to move from base to base.
  3. (poker) A card which can make a hand a winner.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to out

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to out (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To declare a person to be a homosexual, especially one who is reluctant for this information to be made public.
  2. (transitive) To declare a personal secret belonging to another person.

Antonyms

Translations

Adjective

out (not comparable)

Positive
out

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Not at home.
    Leave a message for me if I'm out when you call.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of a player, disqualified from playing further by some action of a member of the opposing team (such as being stumped in cricket).
  3. Openly acknowledging one's homosexuality.

Synonyms

  • (not at home): away
  • (openly acknowledging one's homosexuality): openly gay

Antonyms

  • (not at home): in
  • (disqualified from playing): in, not out, safe
  • (openly acknowledging one's homosexuality): closeted, not out

Translations

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