give out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v give out stop operating or functioning "The engine finally went","The car died on the road","The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town","The coffee maker broke","The engine failed on the way to town","her eyesight went after the accident"
    • v give out prove insufficient "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought"
    • v give out give to several people "The teacher handed out the exams"
    • v give out give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc. "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately one out of every 55 women from Canada give birth in their car on the way to the hospital or clinic
    • Give out to report, to emit
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Quotations

  • Lope de Vega
    Lope de Vega
    “Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price of advice can turn out badly.”
  • Diana Ross
    Diana Ross
    “You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Give, and it shall be given to you. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return.”
  • Flora Edwards
    Flora Edwards
    “In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.”
  • Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones
    Charles ''Tremendous'' Jones
    “Loyalty is something you give regardless of what you get back, and in giving loyalty, you're getting more loyalty; and out of loyalty flow other great qualities.”
  • Jeremy Collier
    Jeremy Collier
    “Perpetual pushing and assurance put a difficulty out of countenance and make a seeming difficulty give way.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. giefan; Goth. giban, Ger. geben.

Usage

In literature:

Not very clever, and you give me a good deal of anxiety as to how you are going to turn out.
"Sappers and Miners" by George Manville Fenn
However, as he is now well able to make himself useful, Tom will give him work to do, and that will help to keep him out of harm's way.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
More than once he was tempted to give the thing up, he felt so out of breath and exhausted from the heat and his exertions combined.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
It both gives out and receives.
"Spirit and Music" by H. Ernest Hunt
If their causes are good I give to 'em heartily; if not, I bow 'em politely out o' the 'ouse.
"The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands" by R.M. Ballantyne
You give me the keys and leave a bill or two in the drawer, and may be I can find him out somehow.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9" by Various
If I were out of trouble, it would be a different thing, but my lawyer at present gives me a black lookout.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
She turns around just then, gives a little squeal, and makes for me with both hands out.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Williamson came next, and "Grandpa" struck him out, giving the Rocklandites a chance to yell a little.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
The candlestick is only removed because it is no longer serviceable; it is not giving out the light.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
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In poetry:

To give to read to every one.
I took my book and left him there,
And went out where the sinking sun
Was calling stars into the air.
"The Philistine" by Thomas MacDonagh
But now set out: the noon is near,
And I must give away the bride;
She fears not, or with thee beside
And me behind her, will not fear.
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Your brother's badly had!... run out,
And hail a cab and wait for me,
Why, I'd give a thousand crowns...
For such an honest boy, as he."
"The Newsboy's Debt( A Victorian Tale )" by Anonymous British
Or to stand on the bridge with the children,
And give one long, deep shout,
That might sweep from my bosom's chamber
The dust of manhood out.
"The Old School-House" by Alexander Anderson
What rapture, when the closing door
Shuts out the world and gives release,
And on her quivering nerves once more
Descends the benison of peace!
"In Silence" by John Lawson Stoddard
Love hung the sun in his high place
To give me light to see her face,
And love spread out the veil of night
To hide us two from all men's sight.
"Raison D'Etre" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

Penn students give out $100K in philanthropy class.
NIH expects to give out about half as many grants for research using chimps once it implements restrictions.
New Qdoba giving out prizes Friday.
News 9's Kevin Skarupa gives out the answer in today's Weather 101.
Dana Larsen can't stop giving out hugs.
Every month, we give out a People's Choice award to the article or content file that attracts the greatest digital audience.
Each year, Delta and Pine Land gives out awards to the highest-yielding producers in its New Product Evaluator or NPE program.
A recent investigation by The New York Times into corporate welfare hit a nerve among pro-business groups when it showed that Texas gives out more incentives than any other state to business — a whopping $19 billion every year.
Gen Robert Smith III of the state's Veterans Services Division said that veterans' treatment courts are not a get-out-of-jail-free card, but rather a means of giving veterans the help they need to stay out of jail.
Top Cow 's "Try 'em Before you Buy 'em Program," is giving out redemption codes that will let fans preview the comics free of charge.
I have a bunch of AWESOME tickets to give out before 3pm.
"We'll be giving out party favors to the audience," Sita said.
"To give out hot dogs ," Tarver, Lansing's official hot dog man for more than five years, said.
Dunkin' Donuts , which has more than 30 locations in the region, will give out free doughnuts with the purchase of a beverage.
Sure he's a jolly ol' guy who gives out presents for a living, but when Christmas Eve rolls around, things can get really tricky.
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In science:

Those squares that are taken out at the top level give us the entries in the matrix.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
At the same time, our results here or those of Rieffel in give a much more general version of the Clifford correspondence for Hopf algebras, which may turn out to be useful.
Clifford correspondence for algebras
The least of the action gives out the classical equation of motion of a field.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
These give out the the transformation laws of ˆPα and dxα under local gravitational gauge transformations.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Eq.(4.22) gives out the simplest and most natural choice for J (C ), and in this case, the equation of motion of gravitational gauge field has simplest and most explicit expressions.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
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