1. (a.) In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits or boundary of something; in a position or relation which is exterior to something; -- opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc.

2. (a.) Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual, place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.

3. (a.) Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual of figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; as, the sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out.

4. (a.) Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the fire, has burned out.

5. (a.) Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money out at interest.

6. (a.) Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct, proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement, opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation.

7. (a.) Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.

8. (n.) One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural.

9. (n.) A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space; -- chiefly used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a question. See under In.

10. (n.) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.

11. (v. t.) To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.

12. (v. t.) To come out with; to make known.

13. (v. t.) To give out; to dispose of; to sell.

14. (v. i.) To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.

15. (interj.) Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.

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