Synonyms of 'out'
away from one's home or place of work for a short timeI tried to phone you last night, but you were out.
no longer burning, shining, or functioningThere was an occasional spark but the fire was out.
At last our search is ended.
finished, , ,
They got a grant from the government but they claim that's all finished now.
Mining companies are shutting down operations as the coal supply is exhausted.
used up, ,
at an end
in bloomThe daffodils are out now.
available to the publicTheir new album is out next week.
not allowedYour jokes are bad enough, but that language is right out.
not allowed, ,
Smoking was forbidden everywhere.
ruled out, ,
not on (informal),
His rude behaviour was unacceptable.
Fishing is prohibited here.
Cancer is a taboo subject.
not in fashion or current usageRomance is making a comeback. Cynicism is out.
out of date, ,
processes using out-of-date technology and very old equipment
I felt so square in my three-piece suit.
She always wears such boring, old-fashioned clothes.
They wore dated clothes.
outdated and inefficient factory equipment
Wearing fur has become deeply unfashionable.
The factory is so antiquated, it isn't worth saving.
People in positions of power continue to promote outmoded ideas.
passé, , ,
That sort of music is passé now.
out of style, ,
not with it (informal)
inaccurate or incorrectOur calculations were only slightly out.
The reports were based on inaccurate information.
That was the wrong answer – try again.
He denied that his evidence was incorrect.
Their interpretation was faulty.
off the mark,
The conclusions they have come to are completely erroneous.
wide of the mark
That comparison isn't as wide of the mark as it seems.
See out cold
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in the sense of absent
not present in a place or situationHe has been absent from his desk for two weeks.
in the sense of antiquated
obsolete or old-fashionedThe factory is so antiquated, it isn't worth saving.
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