oust

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v oust remove from a position or office "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
    • v oust remove and replace "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oust See Oast.
    • Oust To eject; to expel; to turn out. "From mine own earldom foully ousted me."
    • Oust To take away; to remove. "Multiplication of actions upon the case were rare, formerly, and thereby wager of law ousted ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oust To take away; remove.
    • oust To turn out; eject; dispossess.
    • n oust Same as oast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Oust owst to eject or expel
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. oster, F. ôter, prob. fr. L. obstare, to oppose, hence, to forbid, take away. See Obstacle, and cf. Ouster
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. oster (Fr. ôter), to remove; acc. to Diez, from L. haurīre, haustum, to draw (water).

Usage

In literature:

He would have nothing at the hands of the man who had ousted him.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Thus the ideas have ousted the facts.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
He came forward at once; and Desmond, cavalierly ousting Rob, made room for him on the lower end of his chair.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
At first there appeared to be no way by which the bear might be ousted from his secure quarters.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
The man collects his friends and ousts X., perhaps imprisoning him for life.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
It was there he ousted us with his canting.
"The Buccaneer" by Mrs. S. C. Hall
He would soon oust this Cousin Andrew in her affections.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He was quite ousted from himself, and sensually transported by that which he discovered in her.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
If only to oust this 'Ophelia,' he must be at the theatre instanter.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
To be ousted from this northern tip of Dobrudja would be even more serious to the Russo-Rumanians than the loss of Wallachia.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
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In poetry:

"So when the Night puts on her robes
Of sad and sable hue,
A host he sends, of shameful strength,
To oust that noble few.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
``Upon this rock!'' Yet even here
Where Christian God ousts Pagan wraith,
Rebellious Reason whets its spear,
And smites upon the shield of Faith.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Ousted from that warm bed
We are a dream they dream.
Their eyelids keep up the shade.
No harm can come to them.
We cast our skins and slide
Into another time.
"The Sleepers" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Lockheed Martin ousts new CEO for relationship.
The group seen as having the best chance to oust Mayor Jean Quan now appears short on cash, volunteers and signatures just weeks before a self-imposed deadline to put a recall vote on the November ballot.
Detroit Automakers Lose Staunch Ally as Waxman Ousts Dingell on Key Committee.
Lockheed Martin Corp. Has ousted its president and future CEO over a relationship with a subordinate .
Lockheed Martin (LMT) has ousted its president and anticipated CEO over a relationship with a subordinate .
Lockheed Martin has ousted its president and anticipated CEO over a relationship with a subordinate .
Environment Californian Ousted From Leadership After Idaho Hunt: 'There's Evil in Their Subterfuge '.
As promised, both I See Stars and their label Sumerian Records have issued official statements regarding the band's ousting from the Falling in Reverse-led 'The Thug in Me Is You' tour.
Shai Agassi ousted as CEO of Better Place.
A proxy solicitation firm that specializes in board battles — as he prepares a campaign to oust directors who are resisting his takeover attempt .
The former Morgan Stanley co-president, who was publicly ousted from the firm in 2007 amid the financial meltdown, is no stranger.
Ousted host of 'Today' returns to set in London.
Al Jazeera ousted from NYSE.
Qatar-based satellite TV network Al Jazeera said Tuesday it was "deeply concerned" over the decision by the New York Stock Exchange to oust the Arab media outlet from the trading floor .
Traditionalist Group Ousts a Bishop.
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