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outgoing


adjective

  1. going out; departing: outgoing trains.
  2. leaving or retiring from a position or office: A farewell party was given for the outgoing members of the board of directors.
  3. addressed and ready for posting: outgoing mail.
  4. of or relating to food prepared for delivery or consumption off the premises: outgoing orders at the pizza parlor.
  5. interested in and responsive to others; friendly; sociable: an outgoing personality.

noun

  1. Usually outgoings. Chiefly British. expenses; money expended.
  2. the act of going out: The ship’s outgoing proved more difficult than its incoming.
  3. something that goes out; effluence: an outgoing measured in kilowatt hours.

noun, plural out·goes.

  1. the act or process of going out: Her illness occasioned a tremendous outgo of affectionate concern.
  2. money paid out; expenditure: a record of income and outgo.
  3. 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.

  1. to go beyond; outdistance: to outgo the minimum rquirements.
  2. to surpass, excel, or outdo: Each child was encouraged to outgo the others.
  3. Archaic. to go faster than; excel in speed.

adjective

  1. departing; leaving
  2. leaving or retiring from officethe outgoing chairman
  3. friendly and sociable

noun

  1. the act of going out

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

  1. (tr) to exceed or outstrip

noun (ˈaʊtˌɡəʊ)

  1. cost; outgoings; outlay
  2. something that goes out; outflow

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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