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Out, adv. (adj.) Also: oute, owt(e, outt(e, owtt(e, ouit(t and Ut. [ME. and e.m.E. out(e, owt(e etc., OE. út; also ME. ute, oute, OE úte, outwards, outside, in existence.] Out. The prep. comb. Out of is separately treated. For other constructions with preps., as with of not immediately following the adv. or with fra, see below, e.g. 1 a, 2 d, 13 j, etc. Chiefly in close conjunction with verbs (including the verb to be where its use resembles that of a predic. adj.).

I. Expressing motion or direction outwards, lit. and transf.

1. a. From within an enclosed space or from its normal position in something; also, so as to occupy a position beyond or outside of that previously occupied. With tr. verbs, as bring, cast, ding, draw, lat, set, take etc., and with intr. verbs, as brist, cum, isch, rusch etc.: for many further examples see these and other verbs of expulsion, withdrawal, release or movement. That … ane of his eyne suld be put out; Hay I. 298/25.
He … tuke out a buke of his bosum and began to rede; Ib. II. 6/33.
Of ane schip sche wald stryk out the syde; Alex. (Taym.) 2961.
Be thai vntrev, pul out and mak al quyte; Regim. Princ. .
Out with suerdis thai swang fra thair schalk side; Gol. & Gaw. 562.
Than with ane stew stert out the stoppell of my hals; Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 339.
He had assayt … Hyd Grekis covert with irne to haue rent owt; Doug. ii. i. 77.
The assys deip … Doun dyd thai cast and scrapis owt atanys The hait amyrris; Ib. xi. v. 63.
Owte; Lynd. Sat. Proclam. 173.
Bot wordes past out cummis not againe; Maitl. Q. lxvii. 4.
1592 Burntisland B. Ct. 27 Sept. (see Outsetting vbl. n. 2 a).

b. In fig. and special phrases. The bischope … Iniungit hyr heileful pennance & of wanehope put hire oute; Leg. S. xxxiv. 207.
Oute be thai tane of the buke of lyfe; 14.. Statut. Sc. Ch. 6.
Cast out all cair; Dunb. App. x. 38.
The maledictione of the pure Sall on ȝow and ȝour seid indure Vntyll that ȝe be rutit oute; Lauder Off. Kings 481.
O thow preist … graif owt the precious stanis of godlie doctrine; Winȝet II. 57/9.
To study to take out this lesson of self-denial; Durham Subtile Self 4.
His wyfe haweing brocht out thrie childrein; 1653 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 270.
Ye may even greet out your eyen hols; W. Guthrie Letters Horning 6.

c. With ellipsis of the verb. In imperative passing into interj.: see Out interj. The men than owt on full gret hy; Barb. xvii. 699 (E).
Johannes oute with the sword apud Dere; 1406 Aberd. B. Rec. (S.H.S.) 228.
Thay schup to armes thair was bot vp and out; Alex. (Taym.) 2168.
Out with ȝour boulings; Montg. Misc. P. xlviii. 141.

2. Out from a building or enclosed place. See also Cast v., Isch(e v. 1 and 2, Ischew v. 1, Lepe v. 1 and Rusch v. for examples. The basare than … son hynt hyre owt; Leg. S. xxxi. 902.
Quha sa evir … sellis his lande … he sall be innouth and sall pas out; Acts I. 30/2.
With that Will Swane come sueitand out; Peblis to Play 191.
Stanys and spryngaldis thai cast out so fast; Wall. viii. 777.
Certaine of the castell men wschit out; Pitsc. II. 11/16.

b. (To go or come) out of doors or into the open. For … gaing out with the bell quhen the corpis is liftit; 1655 Lanark B. Rec. 156.
What ails our lairds that they come not out to hear the gospel preached? Renwick Serm. 299.

c. Const. at (a door, gate, window). Pietie … privelie out at the dure is gone; K. Hart 360.
The compleaner … is forced to beg his meat out at the yrnehous windowes; 1628 Reg. Privy C. 2 Ser. II. 215.
1638 Dumbarton B. Rec. 55.
The doug was amissing having imediatlie gone out at doores; 1661 Black Sc. Witches 43.

d. From captivity or danger, lit. and fig. See also Brek v. 2 a and 9 and Lat v. 10 c for further examples.1 Quhair thair apperit greit danger and dout, Loving to God ȝit we wan rycht weill out; Stewart 50024.
Arbuthnot Maitl. F. xxix. 19.
I wish Collonell Meinȝies wer gottine out upon bale; 1671 Rep. Menzies MSS. 23.

3. a. Away from a place. See also Drive v. 1 d (2), Hund v. b, Lat v. 10 c and Put v., for further examples. Also to hound out: see Hound v. 5 and Hund v. a and Outhound v. Withdraw ȝow out mare hastelly! Alex. ii. 4594.
And therefore … I brought owt nothinge with me but the clothes was one me; 1573 Inv. Q. Mary App. clii.
The Rutherfoords with grit renown Convoyed the town of Jedbrugh out; Reid Swire 24.
In the … interteinning of all imbassitoris sent out or coming in; c 1600 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 90.

b. Away from the shore, to sea. So that the Grekes schippes ilkone … Thus all the day continued owt; Troy-bk. ii. 1729.
The rebellis wshit owt in a boat; 1615 Highland P. III. 185.
Sum … lenchit owt thair boatis; Ib.

c. From one's home. I vill pray yow send all the siluer ye can gett … ovit vyth the hors; 1590 Waus Corr. 463.

4. With verbs expressing emission of breath, wind or the like. See, e.g., Blaw v. and Lat v. 10 c.

5. To direct out (a writ) from a central authority. It salbe lesum to the iudge to direct out inhibitionis vpone the intromettouris; Instit. Ct. Sess. 27 a.
Thairefter direct out lettres thairupoun; 1588 Glenartney Doc.

6. From oneself to another or others. With verbs of giving, sharing, spending or owing, as aw, dispend, give, lat, lay, mete, ware, qq.v. for examples.

7. From possession or enjoyment of something. For examples see Lay v. 42 d, Put v.

8. a. To labour or rive out (land, into cultivation), sc. from untilled land: see Labour v. 1 (2), Rive v. and cf. Outbreke v.2 b. To win out (a ‘room’ in a coal-pit): see Win v.

9. To brek, cast, ding, strike out (a door, window or the like), sc. through a wall: to bring into existence in this way. See Brek v. 4 and Ding v. 8 (5) for further examples. That na lychtis durris nor windois sal be castin owt to the eist; 1562 Grey Friars II. 90.
For striking out a dore betuix the new chalmers and the Queens kiching; 1618 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 110.

10. With verbs of looking or seeing. As to keke, luke, se out, to luke straight out, to luke out blith, for which see these verbs. Cf. also sense 19.

b. With verbs of shining or the like: see Schine v. and 29 (4) below.

11. a. So as to project or protrude outwards: see also Outthrouch, Throuchout, Throw-out. To lat out one's hand (in enmity) against another: see Lat v. 10 c (a). That, as ane hyrchoune, all his rout Gert set owt speris all about; Barb. xii. 354 (E).
Baith heid and feit and taill ȝe man streik out; Henr. Fab. 2135 (H).
He … so him raife all throuch the bodie out; Clar. iii. 393.
That wan farthest out; Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. v. 271.
Strukin in at the knie with ane lanse and out at the buttok; Hist. Kennedy 48.

b. So as to be opened or spread. See Lay v. 42 a (2) for further examples. Bot lawchis on Phebus lowsing owt his leivis; Bann. MS. p. 52/10.
By laying out linen cloath; 1671 Cullen Kirk S. 18 June.

12. With to breke or brist: Into existence or activity of various kinds. Also said of flames or fire. See, for further examples, Brek v. 9 a and Brist v. 2 b and cf. Outbreking vbl. n. The fyr owt syne in bles brast; Barb. iv. 129.
Als sone as ever the warld was created, this wisdome brak out and was reveiled; Rollock Wks. I. 370.
But pride & breaking out but doubt Gart Tindaill lads begin the quarrell; Reid Swire 159.

II. Of position outside.

13. a. In a position resulting from movement or expulsion from a place previously occupied. Also fig. I herd syndir men oft say … that his ane e ves out; Barb. v. 507.
He rase allane fra it wes owte; Wynt. viii. 5241.
The rede reiffar … Held out a gluff in takyn off the trew; Wall. ix. 169.
Thocht nighbouris aboutt wis hir toung outt It dois thame not availl; Dum Wyf 113 (Reidpeth).
fig. When wyn is in wit is out; Ferg. Prov. MS. No. 1443.

b. Outside a house, out of doors. c. Outside an enclosed place. See also Hald v. 18 (10) and Ly v. 4 (2) for examples. Also from out, from another place, from beyond. (1) In ilke syd thai gadryt owt To met that sancte; Leg. S. xxiv. 515.
A blake man with blak cloathes … appeired to her out among a whin breir; 1647 Durh. Univ. J. XXXIX. 64.
(2) The sessioune vpon sicht of signes at hame and report of the taikines of repentance from out grantis [etc.]; 1615 Fraserburgh Kirk S. 27 June.

d. At a distance from the land; at a distance from the shore. Out-upoun-the-yle, 4 d. terre, uthall; 1595 Orkney Rentals ii. 105.
It was a great providence that scho [a ship] did ly out at the fardest key, quhairas gif scho haid lyne in, [etc.]; 1654 Nicoll Diary 123.

e. Out of possession of property or occupation of an office: see Ly v. 9 a (2).

f. Projecting. g. Extended, spread. Quhair thir twa riueris meitis hings ouir a gret craig and standes far out; Dalr. I. 30/18.
I spring, I sprout; My leivis ly out; Montg. Misc. P. xv. 50.

h. To leve out, to omit: see Leve v. 3 b.

i. ? Out of favour. He speikis na thing of thame that is out, nouther gude nor euill, but fleis that point; Buch. Detect. (1727) 142.

j. Out … off, = Out of prep. 8 a. That he was out that tym off Cummyrnauld; Wall. ix. 1671.

III. In the following senses the notions of motion and position are treated together, or are not considered.

14. a. To fall out, to happen: see Fall v. 5 c.

b. To fall out in, to ‘go off’, ‘launch’, into (an activity or speech): see also Fall v. 4 g. Paul in … the auchtenth verse, considering that deipnes fallis out in thir wordis; 1599 Rollock Wks. I. 382.
And thairfoir the apostle … fallis out in ane admiration of the deipnes … of the wisdom … of God; Ib.

c. (To cast, fall or be) out (with someone), at variance, at odds, at enmity. Iff they should fall owt again … they should both stand in the jugges; 1654 Stirling Ant. II. 16.
He had no great mind to be owt with me; 1657 Misc. Hist. Soc. VII. 24.
There is nothing in Christ to be casten out with; Renwick Serm. 445.

15. Of a fire or light: Extinguished. In to ga, to put or to blaw, and to be, out. (1) And ay it [the fire] ȝede qwyt out away; Troy-bk. ii. 428.
(2) The lichtis that wer sene … all the nicht lang wer … put out; Buch. Detect. (1727) 69.
fig. The bisschoppis blastis being blawne out and calmit; Melvill 718.
(3) Quhen licht wes owt and durris wes bard; Dunb. xxxii. 46.
A fyre that is all out is evill to kendle; Carmichael Prov. No. 106.

16. To tak out, to untie (a lace). Na of his schone the laise tak oute [Vulgate solvere]; Leg. S. xxxvi. 1207.

17. a. Aloud. Also out plane. To speke out, to speak one's mind; see Speke v. For further examples see Blaw v. 5, Brist v. 2 b, Cry v. 6 a. This sang a bird with voce out plane All eirdlie joy returnis in pane; Dunb. xii. 3 (M).
Gif that ȝour grace neidit vpon me call, Ȝe micht gar cry out ouir the castell wall; Rolland Seven S. 6998.
Proclamat, cryeth out; Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. v. 345.
That now mischieuous persounes feir nathing to rail out against that estait; Dalr. I. 109/15.

b. To open or public knowledge, publicly proclaimed. See also Give v. and Ischew v. 2 for further examples. Scho wes cristine bot fore doute To that tyme scho leit nocht owte; Leg. S. xxxviii. 104.
Out gais ane proclamation; Buch. Detect. (1727) 25.
[The Governor] sendis messingeris … with the fyre crose … [who] sulde shaw it out to al man; Dalr. II. 297/18.
That … non be givin out upone the lyittes of the deykins of craftis bot [etc.]; 1634 Edinb. B. Rec. VII. 153.

18. a. With verbs of selection: From among a number of the persons and things concerned. See Chese v. 1 b and Wale v. for further examples and cf. Outwale v.1 and v.2 Thou art scho that examynis al hartis & … chesis out the fynit hartis; Porteous Noblenes 183/34.
To elect and choose out a discreit man; 1600 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 960.

b. With verbs of separation: see 29 (9).

19. With verbs of inquiry, search, discovery or the like, intensifying or expressing persistence. As to find, hunt, lern, luke, seke, spere out (see these verbs), also to luke or se out for (see Luke v. 2 h and Se v.).

20. Expressing completion of the action of the verb: To completion, to the end, entirely. (To lows, mak, quit, red) out, see Lows v.1 12 a, d, Lowsin(g vbl. n. 2, Mak v. 36 a, Quite v., Red v., and cf. Outquite v., Outred v.1 Quhyll that he sulde all the dout Off that rydyll tell hyr owt And to thame scho sulde telle it hale; Wynt. iii. 186.
Resolvit, esplicavit red out; Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. vi. 29.
I desire of the omnipotent God that he would weave out the rest of the web of my life; R. Bruce Serm. 230.
Ib. 240.
That every man … run out the rink that the Lord has set before him; Ib. 382.
& encourage me to the ending out of the rest; James VI Poems I. 101/32.
A person found … who taketh the broken cause of sinners … and pleads it out and makes out justice; Binning Wks. 343.
To build owt and perfyte the samyn [house]; 1677 Kirkcudbr. B. Rec. MS. 3 Jan.
Have ye gotten your wills out? There are some folk who must have out their wills, cost what it will; Cargill Lecture and Sermon 15.

b. To fill out, to complete. Giffin for vij ½ elne wellus to fill out xxij ½ elne wellus bocht be the thesaurar … to ane gret goune to the King; 1501 Treas. Acc. II. 22.

c. To mak out, in various senses: see Mak v. 36. d. To reke (= equip, fit) out, see Reke v. e. To cast, furnis, lay out: see Cast v. 15, Furnis v. 1 b, Lay v. 42.

f. ? In weakened sense. The first course … wes thoght meete to be followed oute; 1613 Highland P. III. 136.
God helpit me out my sel' to save; G. Stuart Joco-Ser. Disc. 64.

g. To mark out: see Mark v. 1 (3). h. To met out: see Met v. 1 b.

21. a. (To drink etc.) out, so that the cup or vessel is emptied. To play cop out, see Cop n. b. b. Of a container: Emptied. a. Gif ony of the said wyne be drunkin out or spendit; 1483 Acta Aud. *123/1.
Ȝour mowth war meit evin to drink owt a jurdane; Lynd. Sat. 2474 (B.).
Wyf Awcht. 3.
b. And als the watter that bare it away was lore, The dam was out and it was lang to fill; Alex. (Taym.) 3001.

22. a. To the end of a period of time stated or implied in the context, through; over, past. I salbe able to beir it out; Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. iv. 419.
That he lingerit out his lyfe; Id. Detect. (1727) 16.
Bot fra he fand the tyme ryn out; 1584 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 226.
Quhen the coronatioune was out; Dalr. II. 269/21.
[That she] sall … remane thair wntill the third bell be rung out; 1625 Fraserburgh Kirk S. 12 Oct.
Faith should bide green & sappy at the root … and stand out against all stormes; 1637 Rutherford Lett. (1671) 182.
O say ye, I wad bide it out and I kent how long it would continue; Welsh Churches Paradox 18.
Giff I had stand it out one day longer, then it had been well. Could ye not stay it out one day longer? Ib.

b. To ly, stand out, to be in opposition or a rebel, to stand firm in a contest or battle: see Ly v. 9 b and Stand v. None stoutlier stood out for their laird Nor did the lads of Liddisdail; Reid Swire 143.

23. Following a noun phrase stating a period of time: To the end, fully. This were civile ten yhere owte Contynwyde wes; Wynt. iv. 2153.
Twa dayis owt as a depe flwde Throw all the town thare ran rede blude; Ib. viii. 1843.
Wall. viii. 931.
Ane moneth out thay sojornit in that land; Clar. v. 2695.
Ib. 3027.
Ane ȝoung cow of tua ȝeir auld out price vj li.; 1598 Brechin Test. I. 164 b.

24. Qualifying an adj. or adv.: Utterly, thoroughly. (1) And for thi that thai dred me noucht Noy thaim fer out the mar I moucht; Barb. vi. 666 (E).
Thai suld fer out the traister be; Ib. xvii. 273.
(2) Ȝe sall wele owte mar prisyt be; Barb. vii. 442 (E).
Fer out; Ib. xvii. 273.
He wanted na mare than a schowt For till hawe made hym brayne-wode owt; Wynt. viii. 2662.

25. All out, completely: see All C b and Allout adv.

26. To take ill out, to resent. Which refusal Beatie Laing takes so ill out, that she vows to be revenged; Acc. Betty Laing (1704) 7.

27. In (within) and out, out and in, quhile in quhile out, be in and out, etc. a. Of motion: inwards and outwards, alternately out and in, in the senses of 1 above. b. Of position; both inside and outside; all over, throughout, entirely. c. transf. Completely, entirely. For further examples see In adv. 4. a. Qwhar for thai hafe drynk in and oute; Ship Laws c. 9 (B).
Bringand … ony gudis in or out at the port of Leith; 1482 Edinb. Chart. 167.
[The burghs of the west] pay thair haill custumes and impoistis of all thair wairis out and in; 1615 Highland P. III. 229.
To Robert Home that servit thair [at the castell] that day and caryit out and in the powder; 1622 M. Works Acc. (ed.) II. 147.
The dimension of the said [race-] course is twyce about the whole stowps and thereftir out and in; 1665 Edinb. B. Rec. X. 4.
b. As catell lesuris in and out; Wynt. i. 212 (E).
Euir the formost in the feild was he Quhyle in quhyle oute as him list heir and thair; Alex. (Taym.) 1333.
Traist men … To reule thy kinrik all quhair out and in; Regim. Princ. 48 (Maitl.).
Lyke as the flowand sey … with his iawpys coverys in and owt The far sandis our the bay abowt; Doug. xi. xii. 67.
First of my bowellis clenge my bodie clene Within & out; Lynd. Test. Meldrum 51.
Noyis arke … Quhilk wes … Off pyne tre maid … Laid ouer with pik, within and out; Id. Mon. 1370.
Sa ȝe will rowll … all the hous baith in and out; Wyf Awcht. 23.
c. I … That ar [sic] sa fule be in & owt; Leg. S. xviii. 645.

IV. comb.

28. Prefixed to nouns, quasi-attrib. or adj. a. That is outside; that is far out or far forward; outer, outermost; ‘advance’. See also Outbigging, Outboundis, Out-hous(e, Outridar, etc. Gyf the schyp be of Ingland or ony oute kynryke; Ship Laws c. i (B).
Gylmychall … Maid quyt off him … The out spy thus was lost fra Makfadȝhane; Wall. vii. 802.
On a out part the Scottis set in that tyd; Ib. ix. 1757.
Off the out wach thus chapyt thai wnseyn; Ib. x. 626.
And that for in and out coill at Elsonure and in and out coill in Danskin payit be the said Donald; 1578–9 Perth Guildry 389 (5 Feb.).
[The crop sown by Kellie upon] the cruikit myris and outfaldeis of Gilcolmstone; 1608 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II. 137.
The teynds of the inkirk of Lanerk set to the Erle of Angus … , the teynd schewes of the outkirk of Lanerk; c 1620 Liber Dryburgh 370.
That everie candilmaker provyde themselfis in houssis for that end in outplaces, ane hundrethe yeards aff any dwelling houssis within towne; 1654 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 300.
Four pair of outseamed chiffrines for women; 1661 Edinb. Test. LXX. 162.
To deliver … his eister incraft butt, and the said William to deliver to the said Andro the wester butt in the out end therof; 1662 Melrose Reg. Rec. II. 10.
Which [shellfish] they gather in great abundance, upon outrocks … and sow them upon rocks they can reach to, dry foot, at low water; 1683 Coll. Aberd. & Banff 100.

b. Belonging to, coming from, or taking place in, a place other than that in question. Freq. with reference to persons from, or activities taking place, outside a particular burgh: see also Out-burges, -dwellar(e, etc. That na nichtbour of the toune take ony owte marrow and speciallie of thame dwelland in Leyth; 1490 (c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 60.
That thairfor ilk out walkar or scherar of claith to landward cumand within this tovne … sall pay ilk oulk ane penny; 1500 Ib. 81.
That the peple sall conveyne to the exhortatioun sa mony as ar nocht occupeit in out labouris; 1563–4 Inverness Rec. I. 113.
My dykis makin costs me … in the ȝeir to out seruandis vi s.; 1564–75 Hamilton & Campsie Test. I. 25.

29. Prefixed to verbs and verbal nouns, in various above senses. In some of the verse instances perh. merely to be regarded as a verse variation on the normal word-order in which the adv. follows the verb. Also Outbirst, Outbring, etc. (1) He gert oppyn hyr and owte ta Hyr bowellys; Wynt. v. 587.
Throuch the chokkis thi tong sall be out schorn; Wall. vi. 408.
Outsent; K. Hart 178.
Out raschit; Ib. 434.
Behald … harnys tharon owtsmyte; Doug. v. vii. 92.
And tha within hes … greit stonis outslang Attouir the wall; Stewart 20546.
Payit for ane tyrleis of irne to the portell of the counsal hous dure outschering thairof; 1553–4 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 285.
The dountramping of ydolatrie to the outruiting of the quhilk [etc.]; Winȝet I. 11/30.
Except … that the said man owt lattin wer owther convict or fugitive; 1564 Crim. Trials I. ii. 444.
For … casting of the dyce for thair places in outleiding; 1620 Misc. Maitl. C. I. 199.
These eyes … Their traitrous blacke before thee heere out-weepe; Drummond II. 12/4.
And outsteilling furthe therof of the guidis … mentionat; 1637 Banff Ann. I. 78.
Unless there were … a more general outcalling of the body of the people; W. Row Blair 250.
(2) Blude and harnis baith out rushit [F. la cervelle boulir]; Alex. ii. 9564.
With that ane vther flycht thai leit out staill; Alex. (Taym.) 1373.
Strenth is away outstolling lyk ane theif; K. Hart 825.
Quhill quyte owt chapit was the knycht; Seven S. 2004.
The blude outbullyrand [Ruddim. outbullerand] on the nakyt swerd; Doug. iv. xii. 41.
Sa, lolarts, ȝour hypocrisy … Ȝe se … dois peice and peice owt slyde; 1571 Sat. P. xxix. 44.
Outrottit vas hir toung be canker keine; J. Stewart II. 240 § 162.
He lowpis in the watter and out sowmis to the land; Chron. Kings 169.
(3) At thai mak lardnar in gret and it out tavernis in smallis; Acts I. 333/2.
(4) As … forcit fyris … out glemis; a 1586 Sat. P. xxxvii. 20.
(5) We curs waryis and condamnes and owtstekys fra the fredome of haly Kyrk al conspiratouris that [etc.]; 14.. Statut. Sc. Ch. 5.
The loss quhilk ye may hawe be outkiping of your cornes; c 1610 Laing MSS. I. 123.
(6) And ther masters to satisfie thame … according to ther outbyding [on military service] long or schort; 1640 Misc. Spald. C. V. 228.
(7) Siclike the first the samin [rumour] gart out spred; Rolland Seven S. 6736.
His coistly goun with taill so wyd owtspred; Bann. MS. 64 b/34.
The firmament And heauens out-stent Thy handywork … proclaim; Montg. Mindes Mel. 252/2.
(8) Sum playis the fule and all out clattiris; Dunb. lvii. 10.
Out letting siches sair; Clar. iii. 114.
Vith organs great all in His potent praise, And vith ȝour blissit mouths the sam outblaise; J. Stewart II. 259 § 234.
(9) For knychthede … suld … outsched the wikkit fra the gude peple pesable; Hay II. 33/22.
(10) Some spottis in the house ye man out spy; Wyf Awcht. 28 (K).
To the inventing, seking, outspying and discovering of the same [minerals]; 1567–8 Reg. Privy C. I. 612.

b. In various perfective and intensitive applications: cf. senses 20–22. The thik preis he out thirlit sa [That, etc.]; Alex. I. 2394.
That he out coft nocht the hors bot had hyme in preffing; 1537–8 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 188.
Ylk freman sal cast bot iiij dawork of pettis in the ȝere & that viij days to be owtrownd the fyrst ij dawork & the next [ij] dawork; 1547 Prestwick B. Rec. 60.
For pitthie poemis prettilie out paintis My secreit sighis; Montg. Sonn. liii. 3.
And becaus ye gat her not, ye outscoldit him and wer verie angrie; 1644 Hibbert Shetland Islands 597.
If the bonet be more then 18 ounc working, she is to reseawe spun yarn to out wead it; 1683 Dundee B. Laws 456.

30. Prefixed to advs. and preps. Also Out-by, Out-our, Out-throuch, etc. And forthir out forth that the said princes had … varry witting of trouth and leaute that was and is in the forsaid Schir Alexander [etc.]; 1439 Acts II. 54/2.

V. 31. Elliptically in out the gait, out the way, on or along the or one's (its) road or way. Passand … southwart owt the gait to [etc.]; 1547 Prot. Bk. Sir W. Corbet 8.
As I was passand … out the way; 1567 Sat. P. iii. 2.
[Ane] pure blind woman that hes nane to gyde hir out the way; 1621 Perth Kirk S. MS. 30 July.
Or in the chamber at night or ryding out the way; c 1660 J. Livingstone in
Sel. Biog. I. 269.

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