a pleasure trip, excursion, picnic, or the like: the annual outing for the senior class.
a public appearance, as by a participant in an athletic contest or event: The new player scored spectacularly in his second outing with the team.
the intentional exposure of a person’s denied or secret identity, orientation, or status, especially gay sexual orientation or transgender identity.
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How to use outing in a sentence
As usual, his successful outing had little to do with the rest of his team’s game.Wizards’ defense falters again in a 119-97 loss to the Hornets | Ava Wallace | February 7, 2021 | Washington Post
Hachimura’s solid defensive performance Wednesday followed a strong offensive outing in Tuesday’s loss to Portland — he shot 10 for 12 from the field for 24 points.Rui Hachimura and Deni Avdija are regaining their footing after missing so much time | Ava Wallace | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
This includes school for some, work for many, and outings, dates and holidays for all of us.I’m autistic. I’m hoping I can wear a mask for the rest of my life. | Christine M. Condo | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
“I am definitely trying to get to know my area,” Rodman said between shopping outings in Loudoun County and bonding sessions with teammates.Trinity Rodman has a new life in a new city. A former USWNT star will help her find her way. | Steven Goff | January 31, 2021 | Washington Post
Starting guard Buddy Boeheim had a particularly rough outing for Syracuse, shooting 1 for 8 from behind the arc and 4 for 13 overall to finish with nine points.Virginia stays perfect in the ACC with an easy win against Syracuse | Gene Wang | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Their three-day scientific outing was paid for by Epstein and was big success.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Today is like an outing for her, and he wants to make it a good one.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The everyday stress, wondering if the other shoe was going to drop and I was going to be outed, is what led to me outing myself.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All | Aurora Snow | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The second outing, “The Junior Professor Solution,” dug deeper into the same theme.
Set a year after the rest of the season, the staff takes an outing to the seaside.How Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Navigated Anna's Controversial Rape Arc | Kevin Fallon | August 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had gone into camp with some other lads of the Heights and had himself almost forgotten his home in the fun of that outing.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
And now here was Betty proposing another outing that promised to be more fun than any the Outdoor Girls had had yet.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
This was their final outing together in the vicinity of the Red Mill for many months.Ruth Fielding At College | Alice B. Emerson
He was dressed in outing flannels, and his cap was presumably in his pocket.The Opened Shutters | Clara Louise Burnham
He was satisfied with his first outing, and refreshed himself with a nap at once.In Nesting Time | Olive Thorne Miller
British Dictionary definitions for outing
a short outward and return journey; trip; excursion
informal the naming by homosexuals of other prominent homosexuals, often against their will
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