transitive verb Date: 1979 to procure (as some goods or services needed by a business or organization) under contract with an outside supplier <
decided to outsource some back-office operations

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • outsource — out‧source [ˈaʊtsɔːs ǁ sɔːrs] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES if a company, organization etc outsources its work, it employs another company to do it; = SUBCONTRACT: • As more companies outsource design skills and expertise, the sector is… …   Financial and business terms

  • outsource — (v.) in reference to jobs going overseas, by 1981 (as outsourcing), from OUT (Cf. out) + verbal use of SOURCE (Cf. source). Related: Outsourced …   Etymology dictionary

  • outsource — ► VERB 1) obtain by contract from an outside supplier. 2) contract (work) out …   English terms dictionary

  • outsource — [out′sôrs΄] vt. outsourced, outsourcing to transfer (certain manufacturing operations, administrative activities, etc.) to outside contractors, esp. so as to reduce one s operating costs …   English World dictionary

  • outsource — verb To transfer the management and/or day to day execution of an entire business function to a third party service provider. They decided to outsource the design and manufacture of the system to a vendor …   Wiktionary

  • outsource — verb Outsource is used with these nouns as the object: ↑job, ↑management, ↑production, ↑work …   Collocations dictionary

  • outsource — [[t]a͟ʊtsɔː(r)s[/t]] outsources, outsourcing, outsourced VERB If a company outsources work or things, it pays workers from outside the company to do the work or supply the things. [V n] Increasingly, corporate clients are seeking to outsource the …   English dictionary

  • outsource — out|sour|ce vb., r, de, t (lægge et firmas aktiviteter hos et andet firma); outsource it opgaver …   Dansk ordbog

  • outsource — verb obtain goods or services from an outside supplier; to contract work out Many companies outsource and hire consultants in order to maintain a flexible workforce • Hypernyms: ↑source • Verb Frames: Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • outsource — /owt sawrs , sohrs /, v.t., outsourced, outsourcing. to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside company. [1980] * * * …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”