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