- going out; departing: outgoing trains.
- leaving or retiring from a position or office: A farewell party was given for the outgoing members of the board of directors.
- addressed and ready for posting: outgoing mail.
- of or relating to food prepared for delivery or consumption off the premises: outgoing orders at the pizza parlor.
- interested in and responsive to others; friendly; sociable: an outgoing personality.
- Usually outgoings. Chiefly British. expenses; money expended.
- the act of going out: The ship's outgoing proved more difficult than its incoming.
- something that goes out; effluence: an outgoing measured in kilowatt hours.
Origin of outgoing
- to go beyond; outdistance: to outgo the minimum rquirements.
- to surpass, excel, or outdo: Each child was encouraged to outgo the others.
- Archaic. to go faster than; excel in speed.
Origin of outgo
Examples from the Web for out-going
On the part of both there is an out-going of souls in this direction that may be said to be peculiar to Ireland.Ridgeway
By circling we found an out-going trail of horses and burros.Pluck on the Long Trail
Edwin L. Sabin
It is effort, the out-going of the living will that they dread.Robert Falconer
He sealed the letter and placed it with the out-going morning mail.Daisy Brooks
Laura Jean Libbey
He was obliged to pay the out-going tenants for these things.Rural Rides
- (tr) to exceed or outstrip
- cost; outgoings; outlay
- something that goes out; outflow
- departing; leaving
- leaving or retiring from officethe outgoing chairman
- friendly and sociable
- the act of going out
Word Origin and History for out-going
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.