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Definition of "outing" []

  • An excursion, typically a pleasure trip. (noun)
  • A walk outdoors. (noun)
  • The exposing of one assumed to be or wishing to be considered heterosexual as being gay, lesbian, or bisexual. (noun)
  • An athletic competition or an appearance therein: The rookie pitcher threw a no-hitter in his first outing with the team. (noun)

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 "outing" in a sentence
  • "If the action part of the outing is as important as the aesthetics, be sure to pick a site within casting distance of prime catfishing areas."
  • "July 24th, 2009 2: 42 pm ET maybe after he votes no, he could investigate why the American people he has sworn to represent, have not received the report from Freddie Mac; but, we have a solution; perhaps we could get Robert Novak to get the President and the American people this information, after all he was thorough in "outing" what he was told to do not long ago in the Plaime/Libby matter .."
  • "I frequently use the combi instead of driving if my day's outing is casual, and return by taxi if I become heavily-laden with some extra-curricular shopping."