Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Out-Herod transitive verb To surpass (Herod) in violence or wickedness; to exceed in any vicious or offensive particular. "It out-Herods Herod." Shak.

Out-Heroding the preposterous fashions of the times.
Sir W. Scott.

Outhaul noun (Nautical) A rope used for hauling out a sail upon a spar; -- opposite of inhaul .

Outhees noun [ Confer Late Latin uthesium , hutesium , huesium , Old French hueis , and English hue , in hue and cry .] Outcry; alarm. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Outher conj. Other. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Outhire transitive verb To hire out. [ Obsolete] Spenser.

Outhouse noun A small house or building at a little distance from the main house; an outbuilding.

Outing noun
1. The act of going out; an airing; an excursion; as, a summer outing .

2. A feast given by an apprentice when he is out of his time. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

Outjest transitive verb To surpass in jesting; to drive out, or away, by jesting. [ R.] Shak.

Outjet noun That which jets out or projects from anything. [ R.] H. Miller.

Outjuggle transitive verb To surpass in juggling.

Outkeeper noun (Surv.) An attachment to a surveyor's compass for keeping tally in chaining.

Outknave transitive verb To surpass in knavery.

Outlabor transitive verb To surpass in laboring.

Outland adjective [ Out + land. See Outlandish .] Foreign; outlandish. [ Obsolete] Strutt.

Outlander noun A foreigner. Wood.

Outlandish adjective [ Anglo-Saxon ...tlendisc foreign. See Out , Land , and - ish .]
1. Foreign; not native.

Him did outlandish women cause to sin.
Neh. xiii. 26.

Its barley water and its outlandish wines.
G. W. Cable.

2. Hence: Not according with usage; strange; rude; barbarous; uncouth; clownish; as, an outlandish dress, behavior, or speech.

Something outlandish , unearthy, or at variance with ordinary fashion.
Hawthorne.

-- Out*land"ish*ly , adverb -- Out*land"ish*ness , noun

Outlast transitive verb To exceed in duration; to survive; to endure longer than. Milton.

Outlaugh transitive verb
1. To surpass or outdo in laughing. Dryden.

2. To laugh (one) out of a purpose, principle, etc.; to discourage or discomfit by laughing; to laugh down. [ R.]

His apprehensions of being outlaughed will force him to continue in a restless obscurity.
Franklin.

Outlaw noun [ Anglo-Saxon ...tlaga , ...tlah . See Out , and Law .] A person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection. Blackstone.

Outlaw transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Outlawed ; present participle & verbal noun Outlawing .] [ Anglo-Saxon ...tlagian .]


1. To deprive of the benefit and protection of law; to declare to be an outlaw; to proscribe. Blackstone.

2. To remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement; as, to outlaw a debt or claim; to deprive of legal force. "Laws outlawed by necessity." Fuller.

Outlawry noun ; plural Outlawries


1. The act of outlawing; the putting a man out of the protection of law, or the process by which a man (as an absconding criminal) is deprived of that protection.

2. The state of being an outlaw.

Outlay transitive verb To lay out; to spread out; to display. [ R.] Drayton.

Outlay noun
1. A laying out or expending.

2. That which is expended; expenditure.

3. An outlying haunt. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.

Outleap transitive verb To surpass in leaping.

Outleap noun A sally. [ R.] Locke.

Outlearn transitive verb
1. To excel or surpass in learing.

2. To learn out [ i. e. , completely, utterly]; to exhaust knowledge of.

Naught, according to his mind,
He could outlearn .
Spenser.

Men and gods have not outlearned it [ love].
Emerson.

Outlet noun The place or opening by which anything is let out; a passage out; an exit; a vent.

Receiving all, and having no outlet .
Fuller.

Outlet transitive verb To let out; to emit. [ R.] Daniel.

Outlie transitive verb To exceed in lying. Bp. Hall.

Outlier noun
1. One who does not live where his office, or business, or estate, is. Bentley.

2. That which lies, or is, away from the main body.

3. (Geol.) A part of a rock or stratum lying without, or beyond, the main body, from which it has been separated by denudation.

Outlimb noun An extreme member or part of a thing; a limb. [ Obsolete] Fuller.

Outline noun
1. (a) The line which marks the outer limits of an object or figure; the exterior line or edge; contour. (b) In art: A line drawn by pencil, pen, graver, or the like, by which the boundary of a figure is indicated. (c) A sketch composed of such lines; the delineation of a figure without shading.

Painters, by their outlines , colors, lights, and shadows, represent the same in their pictures.
Dryden.

2. Fig.: A sketch of any scheme; a preliminary or general indication of a plan, system, course of thought, etc.; as, the outline of a speech.

But that larger grief . . .
Is given in outline and no more.
Tennyson.

Syn. -- Sketch; draught; delineation. See Sketch .

Outline transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Outlined ; present participle & verbal noun Outlining .]
1. To draw the outline of.

2. Fig.: To sketch out or indicate as by an outline; as, to outline an argument or a campaign.

Outlinear adjective Of or pertaining to an outline; being in, or forming, an outline. Trench.

Outlive transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Outlived ; present participle & verbal noun Outliving .] To live beyond, or longer than; to survive.

They live too long who happiness outlive .
Dryden.

Outliver noun One who outlives. [ R.]

Outlook transitive verb
1. To face down; to outstare.

To outlook conquest, and to win renown.
Shak.

2. To inspect throughly; to select. [ Obsolete] Cotton.

Outlook noun
1. The act of looking out; watch.

2. One who looks out; also, the place from which one looks out; a watchower. Lyon Playfair.

3. The view obtained by one looking out; scope of vision; prospect; sight; appearance.

Applause
Which owes to man's short outlook all its charms.
Young.

Outloose noun A loosing from; an escape; an outlet; an evasion. [ Obsolete]

That "whereas" gives me an outloose .
Selden.

Outlope noun An excursion. [ Obsolete] Florio.

Outluster, Outlustre transitive verb To excel in brightness or luster. Shak.

Outlying adjective Lying or being at a distance from the central part, or the main body; being on, or beyond, the frontier; exterior; remote; detached.

Outmaneuver, Outmanœuvre transitive verb To surpass, or get an advantage of, in maneuvering; to outgeneral.

Outmantle transitive verb To excel in mantling; hence, to excel in splendor, as of dress. [ R.]

And with poetic trappings grace thy prose,
Till it outmantle all the pride of verse.
Cowper.

Outmarch transitive verb To surpass in marching; to march faster than, or so as to leave behind.

Outmeasure transitive verb To exceed in measure or extent; to measure more than. Sir T. Browne.

Outmost adjective [ Middle English outemest , utmest , Anglo-Saxon ...temest , a superl. from ...te out. See Out , Utmost , and confer Outermost .] Farthest from the middle or interior; farthest outward; outermost.

Outmount transitive verb To mount above. [ R.]

Outname transitive verb
1. To exceed in naming or describing. [ R.]

2. To exceed in name, fame, or degree. [ Obsolete]

And found out one to outname thy other faults.
Beau. & Fl.

Outness noun
1. The state of being out or beyond; separateness.

2. (Metaph.) The state or quality of being distanguishable from the perceiving mind, by being in space, and possessing marerial quality; externality; objectivity.

The outness of the objects of sense.
Sir W. Hamiltom.