English dictionary


oubliette |ˌuːblɪˈet| — a dungeon with the only entrance or exit being a trap door in the ceiling

ounce |aʊns| — a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a troy pound

ousel |ˈuːzəl| — common black European thrush

oust |aʊst| — remove from a position or office

ouster |ˈaʊstər| — a person who ousts or supplants someone else

out |aʊt| — (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball

out-and-out |ˈoud ən ˈout| — complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

out-and-outer |ˌoudənˈoudər| — someone who is excellent at something

out-Herod |ˌaʊt ˈherəd| — surpass someone in cruelty or evil

out-of-bounds |ˌaʊt əv ˈbaʊndz| — outside the foul lines

out-of-date |ˌaʊt əv ˈdeɪt| — old; no longer valid or fashionable

out-of-door |ˌaʊt əv ˈdɔːr| — located, suited for, or taking place in the open air

out-of-doors |ˌaʊt əv ˈdɔːrz| — where the air is unconfined

out-of-pocket  — calling for the spending of cash

out-of-the-way |ˌaʊt əv ðə ˈweɪ| — exceptional, unusual, or remarkable

out-of-town |ˌaʊtəvˈtaʊn| — happening in or being of another town or city

outage |ˈaʊtɪdʒ| — the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation

outback |ˈaʊtbæk| — the bush country of the interior of Australia

outbalance |ˌoutˈbaləns| — weigh more heavily

outbid |ˌaʊtˈbɪd| — bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled

outboard |ˈaʊtbɔːrd| — a motorboat with an outboard motor

outbound |ˈaʊtbaʊnd| — that is going out or leaving

outbrave |aʊtˈbreɪv| — resist bravely

outbreak |ˈaʊtbreɪk| — a sudden violent spontaneous occurrence (usually of some undesirable condition)

outbuilding |ˈaʊtbɪldɪŋ| — a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building

outburst |ˈaʊtbɜːrst| — an unrestrained expression of emotion

outcast |ˈaʊtkæst| — a person who is rejected (from society or home)

outcaste |ˈoutˌkast| — a person belonging to no caste

outclass |ˌaʊtˈklæs| — cause to appear in a lower class

outcome |ˈaʊtkʌm| — something that results

outcrop |ˈaʊtkrɑːp| — the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land

outcropping |ˈaʊtkrɑːpɪŋ| — the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land

outcry |ˈaʊtkraɪ| — a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

outdated |ˌaʊtˈdeɪtɪd| — old; no longer valid or fashionable

outdistance |ˌaʊtˈdɪstəns| — go far ahead of

outdo |ˌaʊtˈduː| — be or do something to a greater degree

outdoor |ˈaʊtdɔːr| — located, suited for, or taking place in the open air

outdoors |ˌaʊtˈdɔːrz| — where the air is unconfined

outer |ˈaʊtər| — located outside

outermost |ˈaʊtərmoʊst| — situated at the farthest possible point from a center

outerwear |ˈaʊtərwer| — clothing for use outdoors

outface |ˌaʊtˈfeɪs| — overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring

outfall |ˈaʊtfɔːl| — the outlet of a river or drain or other source of water

outfield |ˈaʊtfiːld| — the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases

outfight |ˌaʊtˈfaɪt| — to fight better than; get the better of

outfit |ˈaʊtfɪt| — any cohesive unit such as a military company

outfitter |ˈaʊtfɪtər| — someone who sells men's clothes

outflank |ˌaʊtˈflæŋk| — go around the flank of (an opposing army)

outflow |ˈaʊtfloʊ| — the discharge of a fluid from some container

outfox |ˌaʊtˈfɑːks| — outdo someone in trickery

outgeneral |ˌoutˈjen(ə)rəl| — surpass in generalship

outgo |ˈaʊtˌɡoʊ| — money paid out; an amount spent

outgoing |ˈaʊtɡoʊɪŋ| — at ease in talking to others

outgrow |ˌaʊtˈɡroʊ| — grow too large or too mature for

outgrowth |ˈaʊtɡroʊθ| — a natural consequence of development

outhouse |ˈaʊthaʊs| — a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate

outing |ˈaʊtɪŋ| — a journey taken for pleasure

outlander |ˈoutˌlandər| — a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country

outlandish |aʊtˈlændɪʃ| — conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

outlast |ˌaʊtˈlæst| — live longer than

outlaw |ˈaʊtlɔː| — someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

outlawry |ˈaʊˌtlɔːri| — illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law

outlay |ˈaʊtleɪ| — the act of spending or disbursing money

outlet |ˈaʊtlet| — a place of business for retailing goods

outlier |ˈaʊtlaɪər| — a person who lives away from his place of work

outline |ˈaʊtlaɪn| — the line that appears to bound an object

outlive |ˌaʊtˈlɪv| — live longer than

outlook |ˈaʊtlʊk| — a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations

outlying |ˈaʊtlaɪɪŋ| — relatively far from a center or middle

outmaneuver |aʊtməˈnuːvər| — defeat by more skillful maneuvering

outmanoeuvre |ˌaʊtməˈnuːvər| — defeat by more skillful maneuvering

outmarch |ˌaʊtˈmɑːrtʃ| — march longer distances and for a longer time than

outmatch |ˌaʊtˈmætʃ| — be or do something to a greater degree

outmode |ˌɑːwtˈmod| — make unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete

outmoded |ˌaʊtˈmoʊdɪd| — out of fashion

outmost |ˈaʊtmoʊst| — situated at the farthest possible point from a center

outnumber |ˌaʊtˈnʌmbər| — be larger in number

outpace |ˌaʊtˈpeɪs| — surpass in speed

outpatient |ˈaʊtpeɪʃnt| — a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated

outperform |ˌaʊtpərˈfɔːrm| — be or do something to a greater degree

outplay |ˌaʊtˈpleɪ| — excel or defeat in a game

outpoint |ˌaʊtˈpɔɪnt| — sail closer to the wind than

outpost |ˈaʊtpoʊst| — a station in a remote or sparsely populated location

outpouring |ˈaʊtpɔːrɪŋ| — a natural flow of ground water

output |ˈaʊtpʊt| — final product; the things produced

outrage |ˈaʊtreɪdʒ| — a feeling of righteous anger

outraged |ˈaʊˌtredʒd| — angered at something unjust or wrong

outrageous |aʊtˈreɪdʒəs| — grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

outrange |ˌaʊtˈreɪndʒ| — have a greater range than (another gun)

outrank |ˌaʊtˈræŋk| — take precedence or surpass others in rank

outre |uːˈtɑːeɪ| — conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

outreach |ˈaʊtriːtʃ| — the act of reaching out

outride |ˌaʊtˈraɪd| — hang on during a trial of endurance

outrider |ˈaʊtraɪdər| — an escort who rides ahead (as a member of the vanguard)

outrigger |ˈaʊtrɪɡər| — a stabilizer for a canoe; spars attach to a shaped log or float parallel to the hull

outright |ˈaʊtraɪt| — without restrictions or stipulations or further payments

outrival |ˌaʊtˈraɪvəl| — be more of a rival than

outrun |ˌaʊtˈrʌn| — run faster than

outsail |aʊtˈseɪl| — sail faster or better than

outsell |ˌaʊtˈsel| — be sold more often than other, similar products

outset |ˈaʊtset| — the time at which something is supposed to begin

outshine |ˌaʊtˈʃaɪn| — shine brighter than

outside |ˌaʊtˈsaɪd| — the region that is outside of something

outsider |ˌaʊtˈsaɪdər| — someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group

outsize |ˈaʊtsaɪz| — an unusual garment size (especially one that is very large)

outskirts |ˈaʊtskɜːrts| — outlying areas (as of a city or town)

outsmart |ˌaʊtˈsmɑːrt| — beat through cleverness and wit

outsource |ˈaʊtsɔːrs| — obtain goods or services from an outside supplier; to contract work out

outspan |ˌaʊtˈspæn| — remove the yoke or harness from

outspoken |aʊtˈspoʊkən| — given to expressing yourself freely or insistently

outspokenly |ˌaʊtˈspoʊkənli| — in an outspoken manner

outspread |ˌaʊtˈspred| — fully extended in width

outstanding |aʊtˈstændɪŋ| — distinguished from others in excellence

outstay |ˌaʊtˈsteɪ| — stay too long

outstretched |ˌɑʊtˈstretʃt| — fully extended especially in length

outstrip |ˌaʊtˈstrɪp| — be or do something to a greater degree

outturn  — what is produced in a given time period

outvie |ˌaʊtˈvaɪ| — be more of a rival than

outvote |ˌaʊtˈvoʊt| — defeat by a majority of votes

outward |ˈaʊtwərd| — that is going out or leaving

outward-bound |baʊnd| — that is going out or leaving

outwardly |ˈaʊtwərdli| — with respect to the outside

outwardness |ˈaʊtwədnəs| — concern with outward things or material objects as opposed to the mind and spirit

outwards |ˈaʊtwərdz| — toward the outside

outwear |outˈwer| — last longer than others

outweigh |ˌaʊtˈweɪ| — be heavier than

outwit |ˌaʊtˈwɪt| — beat through cleverness and wit

outwork |ˈaʊtwɜːrk| — subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area

ouzel |ˈuːzəl| — common black European thrush