Definition of outing in English:

outing

Line breaks: out¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtɪŋ
 
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noun

1A trip taken for pleasure, especially one lasting a day or less: a family outing to Weston-super-Mare
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  • In addition to theory courses, students join a weekly practical language outing which lets you try out your new skills in the big bad world of French Montreal.
  • For every weekend where I have a major social outing, I need another weekend that I spend at home quietly.
  • Now, after three weeks, she calls me and asks me to a New Year's outing.
Synonyms
trip, excursion, jaunt, expedition, pleasure trip, day trip, day out, tour, mystery tour, airing, drive, ride, run, turn, cruise, sally
informal junket, spin, tootle, joyride, tool
Scottish informal hurl
1.1A brief journey from home: her daily outing to the shops
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  • Handwoven out of natural straw, the basket is large enough to hold everything for a daily outing.
  • An outing for him was a daily visit to the spaza shop, even if it was just to buy some sweets.
  • She and Cara share shopping outings and countless hours in the kitchen, where Cara is an enthusiastic helper.
1.2 informal An appearance in something, especially a sporting event or film: Madonna’s first screen outing in three years
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  • He has put up some eye-opening numbers in his first three outings (two relief appearances and one start).
  • He has scored a whopping 36 goals in 37 Champions League outings and leads all scorers in this season's competition with eight.
  • Stevenson has also played in five career playoff outings.
2 [mass noun] The practice of revealing the homosexuality of a prominent person: the outing of gays by the press
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  • I have always been against outing closeted gays just for the hell of it.
  • Nevertheless, outing is justifiable as an ethical and journalistic matter when two criteria are met.
  • He is the last person who should be saying now that he is the victim of a ‘brutal outing.’
Synonyms
exposure, unmasking, uncovering, revelation, exposé

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'the action of going out or of expelling'): from the verb out + -ing1.

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