from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To eject from a position or place; force out: "the American Revolution, which ousted the English” ( Virginia S. Eifert).
- transitive v. To take the place of, especially by force; supplant. See Synonyms at eject.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To expel; to remove.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See oast.
- transitive v. To take away; to remove.
- transitive v. To eject; to expel; to turn out.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take away; remove.
- To turn out; eject; dispossess.
- n. Same as oast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove and replace
- v. remove from a position or office
Middle English ousten, from Anglo-Norman ouster, from Latin obstāre, to hinder; see obstacle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman ouster, oustier, from Old French oster ( > modern ôter), from post-classical Latin obstare ("to remove"), classical obstāre ("to obstruct, stand in the way of"). (Wiktionary)