Definition of Out of place

1. Adjective. Of an inappropriate or misapplied nature.

Exact synonyms: Inapposite
Similar to: Malapropos
Derivative terms: Inappositeness

2. Adverb. In a setting where one is or feels inappropriate or incongruous. "He felt out of place in the lingerie shop"

Definition of Out of place

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) Not in the proper situation or arrangement, or inappropriate for the circumstances. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Out Of Place

out of line
out of luck
out of nothing
out of nowhere
out of one's depth
out of one's face
out of one's head
out of one's league
out of one's mind
out of one's sight
out of one's skull
out of one's system
out of one's way
out of order
out of phase
out of place (current term)
out of place(p)
out of play(p)
out of pocket
out of practice
out of practice(p)
out of print
out of proportion
out of reach(p)
out of service
out of shape
out of sight
out of sight, out of mind
out of sorts
out of stock

Literary usage of Out of place

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

1. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"Do not have a dance: it is out of place — absurd in fact: so early in the morning! UNIV. ... out of place ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"to call attention to its destructive influence, its brief technical description will not be out of place : " Pileus fleshy, firm, convex, or expanded, ..."

3. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames (1772)
"... of the ifland is quite out of place: it puzzles the reader, by making him doubt whether the word ought to be taken in its proper or figurative ..."

4. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1908)
"COFFEY—Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Hall has referred to me this afternoon as the sheepman and I feel more or less out of place in presenting the ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"Should Lord Byron discharge the valet in question, and the man become helpless and hungry out of place, let him send down a subscription paper to Mr Jeffrey ..."

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