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    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
      • ...where new and better depreciation regulations and a 7% business investment credit knocked the living daylights out of normal and historical accounting procedures...
      • "The time is out of joint: O cursed spite." Shakespeare, Hamlet
      • He flunked out of high school as a youth, but finished school later in life.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Out of her early struggles well inspired / To localize heroic acts
      • Out of the entire class, only Cynthia completed the work.
      • Out of a pool of twenty applicants, only 3 made the cut.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Phrasal prepositions
      • Prepositions
        • Phrasal prepositions
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      4. en out of true
      5. en out of tune
      Source: Wiktionary

      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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