Definition of Come out

1. Verb. Appear or become visible; make a showing. "I hope the list key is going to surface again"

Exact synonyms: Come On, Show Up, Surface, Turn Up
Generic synonyms: Appear
Derivative terms: Surface

2. Verb. Be issued or published. "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"
Exact synonyms: Appear
Generic synonyms: Happen, Materialise, Materialize

3. Verb. Come out of. "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
Exact synonyms: Come Forth, Egress, Emerge, Go Forth, Issue
Specialized synonyms: Pop Out, Radiate, Leak, Escape, Fall, Debouch, Fall Out
Derivative terms: Egress, Egress, Egression, Emersion, Issue

4. Verb. Result or end. "How will the game turn out?"
Exact synonyms: Turn Out
Generic synonyms: Cease, End, Finish, Stop, Terminate
Specialized synonyms: Eventuate, Work Out

5. Verb. Come off. "His hair and teeth fell out"
Exact synonyms: Fall Out
Generic synonyms: Come Forth, Egress, Emerge, Go Forth, Issue

6. Verb. Take a place in a competition; often followed by an ordinal. "Jerry came in third in the Marathon"
Exact synonyms: Come In, Place
Generic synonyms: Rank
Derivative terms: Place

7. Verb. Make oneself visible; take action. "Young people should step to the fore and help their peers"

8. Verb. Bulge outward. "His eyes popped"
Exact synonyms: Bug Out, Bulge, Bulge Out, Pop, Pop Out, Protrude, Start
Generic synonyms: Change Form, Change Shape, Deform
Derivative terms: Bulge, Protrusible, Protrusion, Protrusive

9. Verb. To state openly and publicly one's homosexuality. "This actor outed last year"

10. Verb. Be made known; be disclosed or revealed. "The truth will out"
Exact synonyms: Out

11. Verb. Break out. "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
Exact synonyms: Break Through, Erupt, Push Through
Specialized synonyms: Dehisce
Generic synonyms: Appear
Related verbs: Erupt
Derivative terms: Eruption

Definition of Come out

1. Verb. To be discovered, be revealed. ¹

2. Verb. To be published, be issued. ¹

3. Verb. (context: as a debutante) To make a formal debut in society. ¹

4. Verb. To end up or result. ¹

5. Verb. (cricket of a batsman) To walk onto the field at the beginning of an innings. ¹

6. Verb. (idiomatic informal) To come out of the closet. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Out

come into effect
come into force
come into its own
come near
come of
come of age
come off it
come on down
come on home
come on over
come online
come ons
come out (current term)
come out in
come out in the wash
come out of one's shell
come out of the woodwork
come out smelling like a rose
come out smelling of roses
come out swinging
come out with
come over
come round
come short
come stà
come the acid

Literary usage of Come out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"You have said the truth, and it is to be lamented; but he that feareth the King of paradise shall come out of them all. CHR. There are strange opinions in ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... assert that it was to give the enemy an impression that we were short of ammunition, and thereby induce them to come out of their works and attack us. ..."

3. Sermons on Several Occasions by John Wesley (1836)
"Oh " come out from among them !" from all unholy men, however harmless they may appear; " and be ye separate :" at least, so far as to have no intimacy with ..."

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