I. transitive verb Date: 1530 to go beyond ; outdo II. noun (plural outgoes) Date: circa 1640 1. something that goes out; specifically expenditure 2. a. the act of going out b. departure 3. outlet 1a

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  • Outgo — Out go , n.; pl. {Outgoes}. That which goes out, or is paid out; outlay; expenditure; the opposite of {income}; as, when one s outgo exceeds one s income, distress follows quickly. Lowell. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Outgo — Out*go , v. t. [imp. {Outwent}; p. p. {Outgone}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Outgoing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go beyond; to exceed in swiftness; to surpass; to outdo. [1913 Webster] 2. To circumvent; to overreach. [Obs.] Denham. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outgo — index cost (expenses), disbursement (act of disbursing), disbursement (funds paid out), expenditure, expense (cost) …   Law dictionary

  • outgo — [out΄gō′; ] for n. [ out′gō΄] vt. outwent, outgone, outgoing to surpass, as in achievement; go beyond; outdo n. pl. outgoes 1. the act of going out 2. that which goes or is paid out; outflow or expenditure …   English World dictionary

  • outgo — /owt goh /, n., pl. outgoes, v., outwent, outgone, outgoing. n. 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 …   Universalium

  • outgo — 1. verb /aʊtˈɡəʊ/ a) To go out, to set forth. Valour hath his limits, as other vertues have: which if a man out go, hee shall find himselfe in the traine of vice. b) To go further; to exceed or surpass; go beyond. What, shall we talk farther with …   Wiktionary

  • outgo — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. costs, losses, outflow; see expenses , loss , reduction 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) I n. 1. expenditure expenses, bills, outlay, disbursement, cost. ANT.: income, profit, earnings II v. outdistance, outhustle, outrun …   English dictionary for students

  • outgo — v. n. Ps. xliii. 10. pret. ‘outyhode.’ Ps. xviii. 5 …   Oldest English Words

  • outgo — out go· || ‚aÊŠtgəʊ v. outdo something, do something to a greater degree; outdo someone n. outward flow, process of going out; that which goes out (especially money for expenditures) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • outgo — archaic verb (outgoes, outgoing; past outwent; past participle outgone) go faster than. noun expenditure …   English new terms dictionary

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