Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Going out or away; departing.
  • adjective Retiring from or relinquishing a place, position, or office.
  • adjective Addressed for sending.
  • adjective Sociable and responsive to others; friendly.
  • adjective Intended to be taken out, as from a restaurant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of going out.
  • noun That which goes out; outlay; expenditure: generally in the plural.
  • noun plural Utmost border; extreme limits.
  • Going out; departing; removing: as, an outgoing tenant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or the state of going out.
  • noun That which goes out; outgo; outlay.
  • noun obsolete The extreme limit; the place of ending.
  • adjective Going out; departing; leaving
  • adjective Being sent out.
  • adjective Enjoying the company of others; pleasant and responsive to others; sociable; friendly; convivial; cordial; -- of people. Opposite of reserved or cold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Comfortable in social settings and interactions; confident in dealing with people especially in meeting new people; gregarious.
  • adjective not comparable Going out, on its way out.
  • adjective not comparable Being replaced in office (while still in office but after election has determined will be replaced).
  • noun The act of leaving or going out; exit, departure
  • noun Money that leaves one's possession; expenditure, outlay, expense
  • verb Present participle of outgo.

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

  • adjective at ease in talking to others
  • adjective retiring from a position or office
  • adjective leaving a place or a position

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Examples

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