from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sudden, violent display, as of activity or emotion: an outburst of indignation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To burst out.
  • n. a sudden, violent expression of emotion or activity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bursting forth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To burst out.
  • n. A breaking or bursting out; a violent issue or discharge; an outbreak: as, an outburst of wrath.
  • n. In mining:
  • n. A sudden outbreak of gas or water in a mine.
  • n. The outcrop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an unrestrained expression of emotion
  • n. a sudden violent disturbance
  • n. a sudden intense happening


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From Middle English *outbersten, *outbresten, *outbrasten, equivalent to out- +‎ burst.



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