[ out-goh-ing or for 5, -goh- ]
/ ˈaʊtˌgoʊ ɪŋ or for 5, -ˈgoʊ- /





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Origin of outgoing

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

Definition for outgoing (2 of 2)

[ out-goh ]
/ ˈaʊtˌgoʊ /

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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British Dictionary definitions for outgoing (1 of 2)

/ (ˈaʊtˌɡəʊɪŋ) /


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


the act of going out

British Dictionary definitions for outgoing (2 of 2)


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

(tr) to exceed or outstrip

noun (ˈaʊtˌɡəʊ)

cost; outgoings; outlay
something that goes out; outflow
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