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Definition of "outgoing" []

  • Going out or away; departing: an outgoing passenger train. (adjective)
  • Retiring from or relinquishing a place, position, or office: the outgoing chairperson. (adjective)
  • Addressed for sending: outgoing mail. (adjective)
  • Sociable and responsive to others; friendly: a warm, outgoing personality. (adjective)
  • Intended to be taken out, as from a restaurant: outgoing orders of Chinese food. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outgoing" in a sentence
  • "An exchange occurs when at least one incoming, and at least one outgoing process undergoes a change in the value of the conserved quantity, where ˜outgoing™ and"
  • "Being outgoing is the key --- you said it yourself, being around people you like makes you anxious."
  • "Las Vegas is using RFIDs in outgoing luggage now to help move bags more efficiently."