outgoing
outgoing out"go`ing, a. 1. Going out; departing; leaving; as, the outgoing administration; an outgoing steamer. [1913 Webster]

2. Being sent out; as, outgoing mail; outgoing packages. [PJC]

3. Enjoying the company of others; pleasant and responsive to others; sociable; friendly; convivial; cordial; -- of people; as, an outgoing personality. Opposite of {reserved} or {cold}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • outgoing — (adj.) sociable, friendly, 1950, from OUT (Cf. out) + GOING (Cf. going); compounded on same notion as in extrovert. Middle English had a noun outgoing a departure, mid 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • outgoing — [adj1] demonstrative, extroverted approachable, civil, communicative, cordial, easy, expansive, extrovert, friendly, genial, gregarious, informal, kind, open, sociable, sympathetic, unconstrained, unreserved, unrestrained, warm; concept 404 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • outgoing — [out′gō΄iŋ] adj. 1. a) going out; leaving b) retiring from office 2. expansive, friendly, etc. [an outgoing personality] n. 1. the act of going out 2. [usually pl.] Brit. an outlay; expenses …   English World dictionary

  • Outgoing — Out go ing, n. 1. The act or the state of going out. [1913 Webster] The outgoings of the morning and evening. Ps. lxv. 8. [1913 Webster] 2. That which goes out; outgo; outlay. [1913 Webster] 3. The extreme limit; the place of ending. [Obs.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outgoing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) friendly and confident. 2) leaving an office or position. 3) going out or away from a place. ► NOUN Brit. (outgoings) ▪ one s regular expenditure …   English terms dictionary

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  • outgoing — /owt goh ing/ or, for 5, / goh /, adj. 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:… …   Universalium

  • outgoing — [[t]a͟ʊtgo͟ʊɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n You use outgoing to describe a person in charge of something who is soon going to leave that position. ...the outgoing director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Syn: retiring 2) ADJ: ADJ n Outgoing things …   English dictionary

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