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Definition 1: (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball - [noun denoting act]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you only get 3 outs per inning

(out is a kind of ...) an act that fails

"his failure to pass the test"

(... is a kind of out ) an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)

"the first baseman made 15 putouts"

(... is a kind of out ) an out resulting from the batter getting three strikes

(out belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 2: be made known; be disclosed or revealed - [verb of communication]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The truth will out

Synonyms for out in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle - [verb of communication]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gay actor was outed last week
  • Someone outed a CIA agent

(out is a kind of ...) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

"The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold" "The actress won't reveal how old she is" "bring out the truth" "he broke the news to her" "unwrap the evidence in the murder case" "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"

Definition 4: to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality - [verb of communication]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This actor outed last year

Synonyms for out in the sense of this definition

(out is a kind of ...) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

"The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold" "The actress won't reveal how old she is" "bring out the truth" "he broke the news to her" "unwrap the evidence in the murder case" "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"

Definition 5: not allowed to continue to bat or run - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was tagged out at second on a close play
  • he fanned out

(out is similar to ...) being put out by a strikeout

"two down in the bottom of the ninth"

(out belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 6: away from home - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they went out last night

Definition 7: from one's possession - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave out money to the poor
  • gave away the tickets

Synonyms for out in the sense of this definition

Definition 8: moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cat came out from under the bed

Definition 9: being out or having grown cold - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • threw his extinct cigarette into the stream
  • the fire is out

Synonyms for out in the sense of this definition

(out is similar to ...) not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat

"Mars is a dead planet" "dead soil" "dead coals" "the fire is dead"

Definition 10: outside or external - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the out surface of a ship's hull

(out is similar to ...) situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building

"an exterior scene" "exterior grade plywood" "exterior paints"

Definition 11: excluded from use or mention - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • forbidden fruit
  • in our house dancing and playing cards were out
  • a taboo subject

Synonyms for out in the sense of this definition

(out is similar to ...) not permitted

"impermissible behavior"

Definition 12: not worth considering as a possibility - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a picnic is out because of the weather

(out is similar to ...) not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with

"an impossible dream" "an impossible situation"

Definition 13: outer or outlying - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the out islands

(out is similar to ...) being on the outside or further from a center

"spent hours adorning the outer man" "the outer suburbs"

Definition 14: directed outward or serving to direct something outward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the out doorway
  • the out basket

(out is similar to ...) leaving a place or a position

"an outgoing steamship"

Definition 15: knocked unconscious by a heavy blow - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for out in the sense of this definition

(out is similar to ...) not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead

"lay unconscious on the floor"

Definition 16: no longer fashionable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that style is out these days

(out is similar to ...) not in accord with or not following current fashion

"unfashionable clothes" "melodrama of a now unfashionable kind"

Definition 17: out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • now the Democrats are out

(out is similar to ...) not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome

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