outcome (n.) Look up outcome at Dictionary.com
1788, "that which results from something," originally Scottish, from out + come (v.). Popularized in English by Carlyle (c. 1830s). Used in Middle English in sense of "act or fact of coming out" (c. 1200). Old English had utancumen (n.) "stranger, foreigner."
outcrop (n.) Look up outcrop at Dictionary.com
1805, in geology, "exposure of rocks at the surface," from out + crop (n.) in its sense of "sprout, head."
outcry (n.) Look up outcry at Dictionary.com
mid-14c., "act of crying aloud," from out + cry (v.). In metaphoric sense of "public protest," first attested 1911 in George Bernard Shaw.
outdated (adj.) Look up outdated at Dictionary.com
also out-dated, 1610s, "grown obsolete," from out + past participle of date (v.1). Out-of-date is attested from 1610s.
outdoor (adj.) Look up outdoor at Dictionary.com
1748, from out + door. Out-of-door is from c. 1800.
outdoors (adv.) Look up outdoors at Dictionary.com
1817, from outdoor + adverbial genitive. As a noun, "open spaces," recorded from 1857.
outdoorsman (n.) Look up outdoorsman at Dictionary.com
1924, American English, from outdoors + man (n.).
outen (v.) Look up outen at Dictionary.com
"put out," 1916, American English dialectal; see out (adv.) + -en (1). An idiom in Pennsylvania German.
outer (adj.) Look up outer at Dictionary.com
late 14c., comparative of out (on analogy of inner), replacing by 18c. forms descended from Old English uttera (comp. of Old English ut "out") which developed into utter and was no longer felt as connected with out. Outer space first attested 1901 in writings of H.G. Wells.
outermost (adj.) Look up outermost at Dictionary.com
1580s, from outer + -most.
outerwear (n.) Look up outerwear at Dictionary.com
1921, from outer + wear (n.).
outface (v.) Look up outface at Dictionary.com
1520s, from out (adv.) + face (v.). Related: Outfaced; outfacing.
outfield (n.) Look up outfield at Dictionary.com
1630s, "outlying land of a farm" (especially in Scotland), from out + field (n.); sporting sense is attested from 1851 in cricket, 1868 in baseball. Related: Outfielder.
outfit (v.) Look up outfit at Dictionary.com
1840, from outfit (n.). Related: Outfitted; outfitting; outfitter.
outfit (n.) Look up outfit at Dictionary.com
1769, "act of fitting out (a ship, etc.) for an expedition," from out + fit (v.). Sense of "articles and equipment required for an expedition" first attested 1787, American English; meaning "a person's clothes" is first recorded 1852; sense of "group of people" is from 1883.
outflank (v.) Look up outflank at Dictionary.com
1765, from out (adv.) + flank (v.). Figurative use from 1773. Related: Outflanked; outflanking.
outflow (n.) Look up outflow at Dictionary.com
1869, from out (adv.) + flow (n.).
outfox (v.) Look up outfox at Dictionary.com
"outwit," 1939, from out + fox (q.v.). Related: Outfoxed; outfoxing.
outgoing (adj.) Look up outgoing at Dictionary.com
1630s, "that goes out," from out (adv.) + going. Meaning "sociable, friendly," attested from 1950, on same notion as in extrovert. Middle English had a noun outgoing "a departure," mid-14c., from a verb outgo "to go forth," and Old English had utgangende "outgoing" (literal). Related: Outgoingness.
outgrow (v.) Look up outgrow at Dictionary.com
1590s, "to surpass in growth," from out + grow (v.). Meaning "to become too large or too mature for" is attested from 1660s. Related: Outgrowing; outgrown.
outgrowth (n.) Look up outgrowth at Dictionary.com
1837, from out (adv.) + growth. Figurative sense "natural product" is earlier (1828).
outgun (v.) Look up outgun at Dictionary.com
1690s, from out (adv.) + gun. Related: Outgunned; outgunning.
outhouse (n.) Look up outhouse at Dictionary.com
early 14c., "shed, outbuilding," from out + house (n.). Sense of "a privy" (principally American English) is first attested 1819.
outie (n.) Look up outie at Dictionary.com
in reference to navels, by 1972, from out (adv.) + -ie.
outing (n.) Look up outing at Dictionary.com
late 14c., "action of going out;" mid-15c., "act of putting out;" verbal noun from out (v.). Meaning "airing, excursion, pleasure trip" is from 1821.
outlander (n.) Look up outlander at Dictionary.com
1590s, "foreigner," from outland (see outlandish) + -er (1). Probably on model of Dutch uitlander, German ausländer. In South African English it had a specific sense of "not of Boer birth" (1892) and was a loan-translation of S.African Dutch uitlander.
outlandish (adj.) Look up outlandish at Dictionary.com
Old English utlendisc "of a foreign country, not native," from utland "foreign land," literally "outland" (see out + land (n.)) + -ish. Sense of "unfamiliar, strange, odd, bizarre" (such as the customs of foreigners may seem to natives) is attested from 1590s.
outlast (v.) Look up outlast at Dictionary.com
"to last longer than," 1570s, from out (adv.) + last (v.). Related: Outlasted; outlasting.
outlaw (n.) Look up outlaw at Dictionary.com
Old English utlaga "one put outside the law" (and thereby deprived of its benefits and protections), from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse utlagi (n.) "outlaw," from utlagr (adj.) "outlawed, banished," from ut "out" (see out (adv.)) + *lagu, plural of lag "law" (see law).
[G]if he man to deaðe gefylle, beo he þonne utlah ["Laws of Edward & Guthrum," c.924]
Meaning "one living a lawless life" is first recorded 1880. As an adjective from Old English.
outlaw (v.) Look up outlaw at Dictionary.com
Old English utlagian "to outlaw, banish," from utlaga "an outlaw" (see outlaw (n.)). Related: Outlawed; outlawing.
outlawry (n.) Look up outlawry at Dictionary.com
late 14c., from Anglo-French utlagerie, a hybrid from Old English utlaga (see outlaw (n.)) + -ary.
outlay (n.) Look up outlay at Dictionary.com
"act or fact of laying out (especially money) or expending," 1798, originally Scottish, from out (adv.) + lay (v.).
outlet (n.) Look up outlet at Dictionary.com
mid-13c., "a river mouth," from out + let (v.). Electrical wiring sense is attested from 1892. Meaning "a retail store" is attested from 1933. Figurative sense "means of relief or discharge" is from 1620s.
outlier (n.) Look up outlier at Dictionary.com
c. 1600, "stone quarried and removed but left unused," from out + lie (v.2). Transferred meaning "outsider" is recorded from 1680s; "anything detached from its main body" is from 1849; geological sense is from 1833.
outline (n.) Look up outline at Dictionary.com
1660s, "lines by which a figure is delineated," from out + line (v.). Meaning "rough draft in words" is from 1759.
outline (v.) Look up outline at Dictionary.com
1790, "to draw in outline," from outline (n.). Meaning "to describe in general terms" is from 1855. Related: Outlined; outlining.
outlive (v.) Look up outlive at Dictionary.com
"to live longer than," late 15c., from out (adv.) + live (v.). Related: Outlived; outliving.
outlook (n.) Look up outlook at Dictionary.com
"mental view or survey," 1742, from out (adv.) + look (v.). The meaning "prospect for the future" is attested from 1851. Earliest sense was "a look-out" (1660s). The literal sense of "vigilant watch, act or practice of looking out" (1815) is rare; look-out being used instead for this.
outlying (adj.) Look up outlying at Dictionary.com
"outside certain limits," 1660s, from out + present participle of lie (v.2). Meaning "remote from the center" is first recorded 1680s.
outmoded (adj.) Look up outmoded at Dictionary.com
"no longer in fashion, out of date," 1894, from out + mode (q.v.); perhaps formed on model of French démoder.
outness (n.) Look up outness at Dictionary.com
1709, from out (adv.) + -ness.
outnumber (v.) Look up outnumber at Dictionary.com
"to number more than," 1660s, from out + number (v.). Related: Outnumbered; outnumbering.
outpatient (n.) Look up outpatient at Dictionary.com
also out-patient, 1715, "person who is treated at a hospital but not admitted," from out + patient (n.). The adjective is first recorded 1879.
outperform (v.) Look up outperform at Dictionary.com
1960, from out (adv.) + perform. Related: Outperformed; outperforming.
outpost (n.) Look up outpost at Dictionary.com
1757, "military position detached from the main body of troops," from out + post (n.2). Originally in George Washington's letters. Commercial sense of "trading settlement near a frontier" is from 1802. Phrase outpost of Empire (by 1895) in later use often echoes Kipling.
outpouring (n.) Look up outpouring at Dictionary.com
mid-15c., "a pouring out," from out + infinitive of pour (v.). From 1757 as "action of pouring out," originally transferred, of things spiritual; sense of "that which is poured out" (again, usually transferred) is from 1827.
output (n.) Look up output at Dictionary.com
1839, from out + put (v.). Till c. 1880, a technical term in the iron and coal trade [OED]. The verb is attested from mid-14c., originally "to expel;" meaning "to produce" is from 1858.
outrage (n.) Look up outrage at Dictionary.com
c. 1300, "evil deed, offense, crime; affront, indignity," from Old French outrage "harm, damage; insult; criminal behavior; presumption, insolence, overweening" (12c.), earlier oltrage (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *ultraticum "excess," from Latin ultra "beyond" (see ultra-). Etymologically, "the passing beyond reasonable bounds" in any sense; meaning narrowed in English toward violent excesses because of folk etymology from out + rage. Of injuries to feelings, principles, etc., from 1769.
outrage (v.) Look up outrage at Dictionary.com
c. 1300, "to go to excess, act immoderately," from outrage (n.). From 1580s with meaning "do violence to." Related: Outraged; outraging.
outrageous (adj.) Look up outrageous at Dictionary.com
c. 1300, "excessive, extravagant," from Old French outrageus, outrajos "immoderate, excessive, violent, lawless" (Modern French outrageux), from outrage, oltrage (see outrage). Meaning "flagrantly evil" is late 14c.; modern teen slang usages of it unwittingly approach the original and etymological sense of outrage. Related: Outrageously; outrageousness.