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

  • n. An excursion, typically a pleasure trip.
  • n. A walk outdoors.
  • n. The exposing of one assumed to be or wishing to be considered heterosexual as being gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
  • n. An athletic competition or an appearance therein: The rookie pitcher threw a no-hitter in his first outing with the team.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pleasure trip or excursion.
  • n. The practice of publicly revealing that a person is homosexual without that person's consent.
  • n. An appearance to perform in public, for example in a drama, film, on a musical album, as a sports contestant etc.
  • v. Present participle of out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of going out; an airing; an excursion.
  • n. A feast given by an apprentice when he is out of his time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An issuing forth to attack; a sally; a foray.
  • n. An airing; an excursion; an expedition; a pleasure-trip.
  • n. A driving forth; expulsion; ejection.
  • n. Avoidance.
  • n. A feast given by a craftsman to his friends at the end of his apprenticeship.
  • n. The condition of being out in the sense of being before the public, exposed to comment, etc.
  • n. The most distant part of the open visible sea; the offing.

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

  • n. a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
  • n. a journey taken for pleasure


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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