Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, preposition, interjection, noun, intransitive verb
out of
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: forth; beyond the limits; away.
The pilot jumped out of the burning plane.The prisoner got out of the camp.
similar words:
forth, forward
definition 2: outdoors, or away to a place other than one's ordinary indoor location.
Let's go out and enjoy the beautiful weather.She's not in the office right now; she went out a few minutes ago.I don't feel like cooking tonight; let's go out for dinner.
definition 3: in exclusion or omission.
He was left out of the game.
definition 4: to a sufficient degree; to a conclusion.
Try to think out the problem.
definition 5: beyond control or possession.
Give out the cards.
definition 6: to a nonoperating state; off.
Turn the lights out.
definition 7: into public notice.
The film finally came out.
definition 8: into a state of depletion.
I ran out of sugar.
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definition 9: from a material.
The chimney is made out of bricks.
definition 10: into a state of loss or exhaustion.
His strength gave out.
definition 11: into disagreement or conflict.
They fell out over a woman.
definition 12: open or blooming, as flowers or trees.
The forsythia is coming out.
definition 13: on strike.
The miners went out.
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: beyond certain limits.
That ball was out!
similar words:
out of bounds
definition 2: not present.
He's on vacation and will be out all week.
definition 3: not currently functioning, or not able to function.
I don't think they're home; all their lights are out.That machine is out; you'll have to use the other one.
definition 4: no longer in possession; depleted (usu. fol. by "of").
We are out of gas.I thought we had sugar, but we're completely out.
definition 5: senseless, unconscious, or in a sleep-like state.
She was out like a light after the injection.
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definition 6: of a position or office, not having or occupying any longer (usu. fol. by "of").
The factory closed down and now he's out of a job.She's the current mayor, but she'll be out next year.
definition 7: in baseball, removed from immediate play.
He was out at home plate.
definition 8: not correct.
His guess was absolutely out.
phrase: out of
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: through, as from the inside to the outside.
We went out the front gate.
definition 2: along, as a road or way from the center to the outside.
Go out Center Street till you get to the highway.
part of speech: interjection
definition: go away!
Out! No dogs are allowed in here!
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a means of evading or escaping.
His confession gave her an out.
definition 2: one who lacks status or position.
definition 3: in baseball, any play that removes a player from the possibility of scoring.
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: outs, outing, outed
definition: to be revealed.
Someday his crimes will out.