Definitions

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

  • noun An excursion, typically a pleasure trip.
  • noun A walk outdoors.
  • noun The public disclosure that someone who is assumed to be heterosexual is actually gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
  • noun The public disclosure of a person's secret or largely unknown activity or interest, especially when thought to be embarrassing or compromising.
  • noun An athletic competition or an appearance therein.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Examples

  • If the action part of the outing is as important as the aesthetics, be sure to pick a site within casting distance of prime catfishing areas.

    Dark Waters, Moonless Nights

  • July 24th, 2009 2: 42 pm ET maybe after he votes no, he could investigate why the American people he has sworn to represent, have not received the report from Freddie Mac; but, we have a solution; perhaps we could get Robert Novak to get the President and the American people this information, after all he was thorough in "outing" what he was told to do not long ago in the Plaime/Libby matter ..

    Hatch to vote against Sotomayor

  • Since this light-hearted day outing is in sharp contrariety with a 6 weeks of despotic bed rest so slight in a days of my internship, not to mention a substantial mankind as good as disability which prevailed until utterly recently, it justifies a tiny reflection.

    Philadelphia Reflections: Shakspere Society of Philadelphia

  • I frequently use the combi instead of driving if my day's outing is casual, and return by taxi if I become heavily-laden with some extra-curricular shopping.

    Charging for parking

  • Since this light-hearted day outing is in sharp contrariety with a 6 weeks of despotic bed rest so slight in a days of my internship, not to mention a substantial mankind as good as disability which prevailed until utterly recently, it justifies a tiny reflection.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • My idea of a great outing is to a neighbourhood playground.

    » My Kids, The Planet and My Wallet Strocel.com

  • I frequently use the combi instead of driving if my day's outing is casual, and return by taxi if I become heavily-laden with some extra-curricular shopping.

    Charging for parking

  • I frequently use the combi instead of driving if my day's outing is casual, and return by taxi if I become heavily-laden with some extra-curricular shopping.

    Charging for parking

  • I frequently use the combi instead of driving if my day's outing is casual, and return by taxi if I become heavily-laden with some extra-curricular shopping.

    Charging for parking

  • I frequently use the combi instead of driving if my day's outing is casual, and return by taxi if I become heavily-laden with some extra-curricular shopping.

    Charging for parking

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