- 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
Examples from the Web for outgoings
But I dare say I shall find the outgoings nothing to what the cook made them.'Heartsease
Charlotte M. Yonge
She found that, in all her outgoings and her incomings, he prevented her.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Who was I, little grey worm that I was, to question his outgoings and his incomings?The Belovd Vagabond
William J. Locke
I thank my Maker, I know nothing of their incomings or outgoings.Red Gauntlet
Sir Walter Scott
My mother came not often, for she was closely watched in her incomings and outgoings.The Men of the Moss-Hags
S. R. Crockett
- departing; leaving
- leaving or retiring from officethe outgoing chairman
- friendly and sociable
- the act of going out
Word Origin and History for outgoings
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.