Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
Ouse (?), n. & v. See Ooze. [Obs.]
Ou"sel (?), n. [OE. osel, AS. sle; akin to G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird. Cf. Merle, Amsel.] (Zoöl.) One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird (Merula merula, or Turdus merula), and the mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus). [Written also ouzel.]
Rock ousel (Zoöl.), the ring ousel. -- Water ousel (Zoöl.), the European dipper (Cinclus aquaticus), and the American dipper (C. Mexicanus).
Oust (?), n. See Oast.
Oust, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ousted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ousting.] [OF. oster, F. \'93ter, prob. fr. L. obstare to oppose, hence, to forbid, take away. See Obstacle, and cf. Ouster.]
1. To take away; to remove.
Multiplication of actions upon the case were rare, formerly, and thereby wager of law ousted.
Sir M. Hale.
2. To eject; to turn out.
From mine own earldom foully ousted me.
Oust"er (?), n. [Prob. fr. the OF. infin. oster, used substantively. See Oust.] A putting out of possession; dispossession; ejection; disseizin.
Ouster of the freehold is effected by abatement, intrusion, disseizin, discontinuance, or deforcement.
Ouster le main. [Ouster + F. la main the hand, L. manus.] (Law) A delivery of lands out of the hands of a guardian, or out of the king's hands, or a judgement given for that purpose.
Out (?), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. t, and te, tan, fr. t; akin to D. uit, OS. t, G. aus, OHG. -z, Icel. t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. 198. Cf. About, But, prep., Carouse, Utter, a.] In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in a position or relation which is exterior to something; -- opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc. Out is used in a variety of applications, as: --
1. Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual, place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out. My shoulder blade is out."
He hath been out (of the country) nine years.
2. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual of figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; as, the sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out.
Leaves are out and perfect in a month.
She has not been out [in general society] very long.
3. Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the fire, has burned out. Hear me out."
Deceitiful men shall not live out half their days.
Ps. iv. 23.
When the butt is out, we will drink water.
4. Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money out at interest. Land that is out at rack rent." Locke. He was out fifty pounds." Bp. Fell.
I have forgot my part, and I am out.
5. Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct, proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement, opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation. Lancelot and I are out."
Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of their own interest.
Very seldom out, in these his guesses.
6. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
&hand; Out is largely used in composition as a prefix, with the same significations that it has as a separate word; as outbound, outbreak, outbuilding, outcome, outdo, outdoor, outfield. See also the first Note under Over, adv.
Day in, day out, from the beginning to the limit of each of several days; day by day; every day. -- Out and out. (a) adv. Completely; wholly; openly. (b) adj. Without any reservation or disguise; absolute; as, an out and out villain. [As an adj. written also out-and-out.] -- Out at, Out in, Out on, etc., elliptical phrases, that to which out refers as a source, origin, etc., being omitted; as, out (of the house and) at the barn; out (of the house, road, fields, etc., and) in the woods.
Three fishers went sailing out into the west,
Out into the west, as the sun went down.
In these lines after out may be understood, of the harbor," from the shore," of sight," or some similar phrase. The complete construction is seen in the saying: Out of the frying pan into the fire." -- Out from, a construction similar to out of (below). See Of and From.
Out of, a phrase which may be considered either as composed of an adverb and a preposition, each having its appropriate office in the sentence, or as a compound preposition. Considered as a preposition, it denotes, with verbs of movement or action, from the interior of; beyond the limit: from; hence, origin, source, motive, departure, separation, loss, etc.; -- opposed to in or into; also with verbs of being, the state of being derived, removed, or separated from. Examples may be found in the phrases below, and also under Vocabulary words; as, out of breath; out of countenance.
Out of cess, beyond measure, excessively. Shak. -- Out of character, unbecoming; improper. -- Out of conceit with, not pleased with. See under Conceit. -- Out of date, not timely; unfashionable; antiquated. -- Out of door, Out of doors, beyond the doors; from the house; in, or into, the open air; hence, figuratively, shut out; dismissed. See under Door, also, Out-of-door, Outdoor, Outdoors, in the Vocabulary. He 's quality, and the question's out of door," Dryden. -- Out of favor, disliked; under displeasure. -- Out of frame, not in correct order or condition; irregular; disarranged. Latimer. -- Out of hand, immediately; without delay or preparation. Ananias . . . fell down and died out of hand." Latimer.<-- most often seen in "dismiss out of hand" --> -- Out of harm's way, beyond the danger limit; in a safe place. -- Out of joint, not in proper connection or adjustment; unhinged; disordered. The time is out of joint." Shak. -- Out of mind, not in mind; forgotten; also, beyond the limit of memory; as, time out of mind. -- Out of one's head, beyond commanding one's mental powers; in a wandering state mentally; delirious. [Colloq.] -- Out of one's time, beyond one's period of minority or apprenticeship. -- Out of order, not in proper order; disarranged; in confusion. -- Out of place, not in the usual or proper place; hence, not proper or becoming. -- Out of pocket, in a condition of having expended or lost more money than one has received. -- Out of print, not in market, the edition printed being exhausted; -- said of books, pamphlets, etc. -- Out of the question, beyond the limits or range of consideration; impossible to be favorably considered. -- Out of reach, beyond one's reach; inaccessible. -- Out of season, not in a proper season or time; untimely; inopportune. -- Out of sorts, wanting certain things; unsatisfied; unwell; unhappy; cross. See under Sort, n. -- Out of temper, not in good temper; irritated; angry. -- Out of time, not in proper time; too soon, or too late. -- Out of time, not in harmony; discordant; hence, not in an agreeing temper; fretful. -- Out of twist, winding, ∨ wind, not in warped condition; perfectly plain and smooth; -- said of surfaces. -- Out of use, not in use; unfashionable; obsolete. -- Out of the way. (a) On one side; hard to reach or find; secluded. (b) Improper; unusual; wrong. -- Out of the woods, not in a place, or state, of obscurity or doubt; free from difficulty or perils; safe. [Colloq.] -- Out to out, from one extreme limit to another, including the whole length, breadth, or thickness; -- applied to measurements. -- Out West, in or towards, the West; specifically, in some Western State or Territory. [U. S.] -- To come out, To cut out, To fall out, etc. See under Come, Cut, Fall, etc. -- To put out of the way, to kill; to destroy. -- Week in, week out. See Day in, day out (above).
Out (?), n.
1. One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural.
2. A place or space outside of something; a nook or corner; an angle projecting outward; an open space; -- chiefly used in the phrase ins and outs; as, the ins and outs of a question. See under In.
3. (Print.) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission.
To make an out (Print.), to omit something, in setting or correcting type, which was in the copy.
Out, v. t.
1. To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
A king outed from his country.
The French have been outed of their holds.
2. To come out with; to make known. [Obs.]
3. To give out; to dispose of; to sell. [Obs.]
Out, v. i. To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public. Truth will out."
Out, interj. Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off.
Out, idle words, servants to shallow fools !
Out upon ∨ on! equivalent to shame upon!" away with!" as, out upon you!
Out*act" (?), v. t. To do or beyond; to exceed in acting. [R.]
He has made me heir to treasures
Would make me outact a real window's whining.
Ou"ta*gam`ies (?), n. pl.; sing. Outagamie (). (Ethnol.) See lst Fox, 7.
Out*ar"gue (?), v. t. To surpass or conquer in argument.
Out*bab"ble (?), v. t. To utter foolishly or excessively; to surpass in babbling. [R.]
Out*bal"ance (?), v. t. To outweight; to exceed in weight or effect.
Let dull Ajax bear away my right
When all his days outbalance this one night.
Out*bar" (?), v. t. To bar out. [R.]
Out*beg" (?), v. t. To surpass in begging. [R.]
Out*bid" (?), v. t. [imp. Outbid or Outbade (); p. p. Outbid or Outbidden (); p. pr. & vb. n. Outbidding.] To exceed or surpass in bidding.
Prevent the greedy, and outbid the bold.
Out*bid"der (?), n. One who outbids.
Out*bleat" (?), v. t. To surpass in bleating.
Out"blown` (?), a. Inflated with wind.
Out*blush" (?), v. t. To exceed in blushing; to surpass in rosy color.
Out"board` (?), a. & adv. (Naut.) Beyond or outside of the lines of a vessel's bulwarks or hull; in a direction from the hull or from the keel; -- opposed to inboard; as, outboard rigging; swing the davits outboard.
Out"born` (?), a. Foreign; not native. [R.]
Out"bound` (?), a. Outward bound.
Out"bounds` (?), n. pl. The farthest or exterior bounds; extreme limits; boundaries.
Out*bow" (?), v. t. To excel in bowing.
Out"bowed` (?), a. Convex; curved outward. The convex or outbowed side of a vessel."
Out*brag" (?), v. t. To surpass in bragging; hence, to make appear inferior.
Whose bare outbragg'd the web it seemed to wear.
Out*brave" (?), v. t.
1. To excel in bravery o in insolence; to defy with superior courage or audacity
2. To excel in magnificence or comeliness.
The basest weed outbraves his dignity.
Out*bray" (?), v. t.
1. To exceed in braying.
2. To emit with great noise. [Obs.]
Out*bra"zen (?), v. t. To bear down with a brazen face; to surpass in impudence.
Out"break` (?), n. A bursting forth; eruption; insurrection. Mobs and outbreaks."
J. H. Newman.
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind.
1. The act of breaking out.
2. That which bursts forth.
Out*breast" (?), v. t. To surpass in singing. See Breast, n., 6. [Obs.]
Out*breathe" (?), v. t.
1. To breathe forth. Outbreathed life."
2. To cause to be out of breath; to exhaust.
Out*breathe", v. i. To issue, as breath; to be breathed out; to exhale.
Beau. & Fl.
Out*bribe" (?), v. t. To surpass in bribing.
Out*bring" (?), v. t. To bring or bear out.
Out*bud" (?), v. i. To sprout. [Poetic]
Out*build" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Outbuilt (?) or Outbuilded; p. pr. & vb. n. Outbuilding.] To exceed in building, or in durability of building.
Out"build`ing (?), n. A building separate from, and subordinate to, the main house; an outhouse.
Out*burn", v. t. & i.
1. To exceed in burning.
2. To burn entirely; to be consumed.
Out"burst` (?), n. A bursting forth.
Out*cant" (?), v. t. To surpass in canting.
Out"cast` (?), a. [Cf. Sw. utkasta to cast out.] Cast out; degraded. Outcast, rejected."
1. One who is cast out or expelled; an exile; one driven from home, society, or country; hence, often, a degraded person; a vagabond.
The Lord . . . gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
Ps. cxlvii. 2.
2. A quarrel; a contention. [Scot.]
Out"cast`ing, n. That which is cast out. [Obs.]
Out*cept" (?), prep. Except. [Obs.]
Out*cheat" (?), v. t. To exceed in cheating.
Out*climb" (?), v. t. To climb bevond; to surpass in climbing.
Out"come (?), n. That which comes out of, or follows from, something else; issue; result; consequence; upshot. The logical outcome."
All true literature, all genuine poetry, is the direct outcome, the condensed essence, of actual life and thougth.
J. C. Shairp.
Out*com"pass (?), v. t. To exceed the compass or limits of.
Out"court` (?), n. An outer or exterior court.
The skirts and outcourts of heaven.
Out*craft"y (?), v. t. To exceed in cunning. [R.]
Out"cri`er (?), n. One who cries out or proclaims; a herald or crier.
Out"crop` (?), n. (Geol.) (a) The coming out of a stratum to the surface of the ground. Lyell. (b) That part of inclined strata which appears at the surface; basset.
Out*crop" (?), v. i. (Geol.) To come out to the surface of the ground; -- said of strata.
Out"cry` (?), n.
1. A vehement or loud cry; a cry of distress, alarm, opposition, or detestation; clamor.
2. Sale at public auction.
Out*dare" (?), v. t. To surpass in daring; to overcome by courage; to brave.
Shak. R. Browning.
Out*dat"ed (?), a. Being out of date; antiquated. [Obs.]
Out*daz"zle (?), v. t. To surpass in dazzing.
Out*do" (?), v. t. [imp. Outdid (?); p. p. Outdone (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Outdoing.] To go beyond in performance; to excel; to surpass.
An imposture outdoes the original.
I grieve to be outdone by Gay.
Out"door` (?), a. [For out of door.] Being, or done, in the open air; being or done outside of certain buildings, as poorhouses, hospitals, etc.; as, outdoor exercise; outdoor relief; outdoor patients.
Out"doors` (?), adv. Abread; out of the house; out of doors.
Out*draw" (?), v. t. To draw out; to extract. [R.] He must the teeth outdraw."
Out*dream" (?), v. t. To pass, or escape, while dreaming. To oultdream dangers."
Beau. & Fl.
Out*drink" (?), v. t. To exceed in drinking.
Out*dure" (?), v. t. To outlast. [Obs.]
Out*dwell" (?), v. t. To dwell or stay beyond. [Poetic] He outdwells his hour."
Out"dwell`er (?), n. One who holds land in a parish, but lives elsewhere. [Eng.]
Out"er (?), a. [Compar. of Out.] [AS. tor, compar. of t, adv., out. See Out, Utter, a.] Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the interior, from a given station, or from any space or position regarded as a center or starting place; -- opposed to inner; as, the outer wall; the outer court or gate; the outer stump in cricket; the outer world.
Outer bar, in England, the body of junior (or utter) barristers; -- so called because in court they occupy a place beyond the space reserved for Queen's counsel.
Out"er, n. (a) The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye. (b) A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
Out"er, n. [From Out, v.] One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster; dispossession. [R.]
1. Utterly; entirely. [Obs.]
2. Toward the outside. [R.]
Out"er*most` (?), a. [See Uttermost, Utmost, and cf. Outmost.] Being on the extreme external part; farthest outward; as, the outermost row.