Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Outside; on the outside; out.
  • Utterly.
  • To put out or forth; expel; emit.
  • To dispose of to the public or in the way of trade; specifically, to put into circulation, as money, notes, base coin, etc.: now used only in the latter specific sense.
  • To give public expression to; disclose; publish; pronounce; speak: reflexively, to give utterance to, as one's thoughts; express one's self.
  • In law, to deliver, or offer to deliver, as an unlawful thing for an unlawful purpose.
  • That is or lies on the exterior or outside; outer.
  • Situated at or beyond the limits of something; remote from some center; outward; outside of any place or space.
  • Complete; total; entire; perfect; absolute.
  • Peremptory; absolute; unconditional; unqualified; final.
  • noun The extreme; the utmost.

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

  • transitive verb obsolete To put forth or out; to reach out.
  • transitive verb obsolete To dispose of in trade; to sell or vend.
  • transitive verb hence, to put in circulation, as money; to put off, as currency; to cause to pass in trade; -- often used, specifically, of the issue of counterfeit notes or coins, forged or fraudulent documents, and the like.
  • transitive verb To give public expression to; to disclose; to publish; to speak; to pronounce.
  • adjective obsolete, obsolete Outer.
  • adjective obsolete Situated on the outside, or extreme limit; remote from the center; outer.
  • adjective Complete; perfect; total; entire; absolute.
  • adjective Peremptory; unconditional; unqualified; final.
  • adjective (Law), [Eng.] the whole body of junior barristers.
  • adjective (Law), [Eng.] one recently admitted as barrister, who is accustomed to plead without, or outside, the bar, as distinguished from the benchers, who are sometimes permitted to plead within the bar.

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

  • verb transitive To say
  • verb transitive To use the voice
  • verb transitive To make speech sounds which may or may not have an actual language involved
  • verb transitive To make (a noise)
  • verb law, transitive To put counterfeit money etc. into circulation
  • adverb obsolete Further out; further away, outside.

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

  • verb put into circulation
  • adjective complete
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
  • verb express in speech
  • adjective without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

Etymologies

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Partly from out (adverb/verb), partly from Middle Dutch uteren.

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Old English ūtor, comparative of ūt ("out").

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Old English ūtera, comparative of ūt ("out"); compare outer.

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