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Sell \Sell\ (s[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sold} (s[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Selling}.] [OE. sellen, sillen, AS. sellan, syllan, to give, to deliver; akin to OS. sellian, OFries. sella, OHG. sellen, Icel. selja to hand over, to sell, Sw. s[aum]lja to sell, Dan. s[ae]lge, Goth. saljan to offer a sacrifice; all from a noun akin to E. sale. Cf. {Sale}.]
     1. To transfer to another for an equivalent; to give up for a valuable consideration; to dispose of in return for something, especially for money. It is the correlative of buy. [1913 Webster]

              If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor.                 --Matt. xix.
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              I am changed; I'll go sell all my land. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Sell is corellative to buy, as one party buys what the other sells. It is distinguished usually from exchange or barter, in which one commodity is given for another; whereas in selling the consideration is usually money, or its representative in current notes. [1913 Webster]

     2. To make a matter of bargain and sale of; to accept a price or reward for, as for a breach of duty, trust, or the like; to betray. [1913 Webster]

              You would have sold your king to slaughter. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. To impose upon; to trick; to deceive; to make a fool of; to cheat. [Slang] --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

     {To sell one's life dearly}, to cause much loss to those who take one's life, as by killing a number of one's assailants.

     {To sell} (anything) {out}, to dispose of it wholly or entirely; as, he had sold out his corn, or his interest in a business. [1913 Webster]

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Out \Out\ (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]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: [1913 Webster]

     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. Opposite of {in}. "My shoulder blade is out." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              He hath been out (of the country) nine years.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual or figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; a matter of public knowledge; 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. [1913 Webster]

              Leaves are out and perfect in a month. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

              She has not been out [in general society] very long.
                                                    --H. James. [1913 Webster]

     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; that style is on the way out. "Hear me out." --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

              Deceitful men shall not live out half their days.
                                                    --Ps. iv. 23. [1913 Webster]

              When the butt is out, we will drink water. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              I have forgot my part, and I am out.  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of their own interest.                   --South. [1913 Webster]

              Very seldom out, in these his guesses. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     7. Out of fashion; unfashionable; no longer in current vogue; unpopular. [PJC]

     Note: 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. [1913 Webster]

     {Day in, day out}, from the beginning to the limit of each of several days; day by day; every day.

     {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. --C. Kingsley.

     Note: 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; not inside a building; 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; without hesitation or debate; as, to dismiss a suggestion out of hand. "Ananias . . . fell down and died out of hand." --Latimer.

     {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}, {Out of winding}, or {Out of 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 make out} See {to make out} under {make}, v. t. and v. i..

     {To put out of the way}, to kill; to destroy.

     {Week in, week out}. See {Day in, day out} (above). [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Out \Out\ (out), n.
     1. One who, or that which, is out; especially, one who is out of office; -- generally in the plural. [1913 Webster]

     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}. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Print.) A word or words omitted by the compositor in setting up copy; an omission. [1913 Webster]

     {To make an out} (Print.),
        (a) to omit something, in setting or correcting type, which was in the copy. (b) (Baseball) to be put out in one's turn at bat, such as to {strike out}, to {ground out}, or to {fly out}. [1913 Webster]

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Out \Out\, interj.
     Expressing impatience, anger, a desire to be rid of; -- with the force of command; go out; begone; away; off. [1913 Webster]

           Out, idle words, servants to shallow fools! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {Out upon!} or {Out on!} equivalent to "shame upon!" "away with!" as, out upon you! [1913 Webster]

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Out \Out\, v. t.
     1. To cause to be out; to eject; to expel.
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              A king outed from his country.        --Selden. [1913 Webster]

              The French have been outed of their holds. --Heylin. [1913 Webster]

     2. To come out with; to make known. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     3. To make public a secret of (a person); -- used especially of publicizing the fact that a person is homosexual; as, the gay members were not pleased to be outed by the investigator. [PJC]

              [The play In and Out was] ... inspired by the way Tom Hanks clumsily outed his high school drama teacher during his Oscar-acceptance speech for his performance in "Philadelphia".        --Stephanie Zacharek [PJC]

     4. To give out; to dispose of; to sell. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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Out \Out\, v. i.
     To come or go out; to get out or away; to become public.
     "Truth will out." --Shak.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Outer \Out"er\ (out"[~e]r), a. [Compar. of {Out}.] [AS. [=u]tor, compar. of [=u]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. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

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Bowl \Bowl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bowling}.]
     1. To roll, as a bowl or cricket ball.
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              Break all the spokes and fellies from her wheel, And bowl the round nave down the hill of heaven.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To roll or carry smoothly on, or as on, wheels; as, we were bowled rapidly along the road. [1913 Webster]

     3. To pelt or strike with anything rolled.
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              Alas, I had rather be set quick i' the earth, And bowled to death with turnips?     --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {To bowl} (a player) {out}, in cricket, to put out a striker by knocking down a bail or a stump in bowling. [1913 Webster]

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298 Moby Thesaurus words for "out":
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