out of meaning


    Definition of out of in English Dictionary

  • PrepositionPREout-
    1. From the inside to the outside of; having emerged from.
      1. The audience came out of the theater.
      2. The cat is out of the bag
    2. Not part of.
      1. This is out of my area of expertise.
    3. With the motivation of.
      1. I give money to charity out of pity.
      2. She asked the question out of mere curiosity.
    4. Without; no longer in possession of; not having more; divested of.
      1. Sorry, we're out of bread.
    5. Not in a customary or desired state.
      1. They will soon be out of business.
      2. This train will be going out of service at the next station.
    6. Expressing a fraction or a ratio.
      1. Only three out of a thousand are born with this rare disease
      2. Out of the entire class, only Cynthia completed the work.
    7. (nautical) Stating the port in which a boat has been registered.
      1. There's the Titanic out of Liverpool.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • We do not owe greater help tender-mindedly out of pity for the weak, but tough-mindedly out of our interest in possible enlightenment by those receiving assistance.
      • Yeah, he's blipped mine, too. But he's beating the hell out of my Dorkdar® and Jerkdar® so much that I can't get an accurate reading from the Gaydar® -- it's such a *sensitive* instrument, you know.
      • He wants to get out of there something awful, but he just doesn't have the money.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Out of whoes eies there gushed streames of teares — Henry Howard.
      • Out of all the factors that can influence a person's decision, none can match the power of his or her own volition.
      • Out of the entire class, only Cynthia completed the work.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Phrasal prepositions
      • Prepositions
        • Phrasal prepositions
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      4. en out of hand
      5. en out of date
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of out of for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "out of" is a phrase, more specifically, a phrasal preposition. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a phrasal preposition.
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