outgoing

[out-goh-ing or for 5, -goh-]

adjective

noun


Origin of outgoing

1300–50; Middle English (gerund); see out-, going

outgo

[out-goh]

noun, plural out·goes.

the act or process of going out: Her illness occasioned a tremendous outgo of affectionate concern.
money paid out; expenditure: a record of income and outgo.
something that goes out; outflow: The outgo of electrical energy had to be increased.

verb (used with object), out·went, out·gone, out·go·ing.

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

First recorded in 1520–30; out- + go1
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Examples from the Web for out-going

Historical Examples of 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

    Scian Dubh

  • By circling we found an out-going trail of horses and burros.

  • It is effort, the out-going of the living will that they dread.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • 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

    William Cobbett


British Dictionary definitions for out-going

outgo

verb (ˌaʊtˈɡəʊ) -goes, -going, -went or -gone

(tr) to exceed or outstrip

noun (ˈaʊtˌɡəʊ)

cost; outgoings; outlay
something that goes out; outflow

outgoing

adjective

departing; leaving
leaving or retiring from officethe outgoing chairman
friendly and sociable

noun

the act of going out
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Word Origin and History for out-going

outgoing

adj.

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.

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