• WordNet 3.6
    • n outing a journey taken for pleasure "many summer excursions to the shore","it was merely a pleasure trip","after cautious sashays into the field"
    • n outing a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Outing A feast given by an apprentice when he is out of his time.
    • Outing The act of going out; an airing; an excursion; as, a summer outing .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n outing An issuing forth to attack; a sally; a foray.
    • n outing An airing; an excursion; an expedition; a pleasure-trip.
    • n outing A driving forth; expulsion; ejection.
    • n outing Avoidance.
    • n outing A feast given by a craftsman to his friends at the end of his apprenticeship.
    • n outing The condition of being out in the sense of being before the public, exposed to comment, etc.
    • n outing The most distant part of the open visible sea; the offing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Outing owt′ing the act of going out, or the distance gone out: an excursion or airing.
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In literature:

Or again, the available cash resources would be invested in provender; and then there would be an outing in the woods.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
They had with them a large basket of supplies, and anticipated a very pleasant outing.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
But they had gone away immediately after the house-party, for a week's outing in the Tennessee mountains.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
What agencies will give outings to sick children?
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
IT happened that the Bobolink family moved to Cedar Swamp just when Timothy Turtle had arrived there for a short outing.
"The Tale of Bobby Bobolink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Those who declare war hoping to have a summer's outing thereby may live to regret it for many bitter years.
"Comic History of the United States" by Bill Nye
At any other time, Trigger would have found herself enjoying the outing almost as much as Mihul.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
When I would leave the room for a short outing, on my return I would find her waiting for me on the top of the table.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
Before my wife and I left for an outing on the seaboard, news came from that quarter about Gertrude and Albert.
"On the Stairs" by Henry B. Fuller
It was the custom of the Professor to take the boys each week for an outing in some direction from Unity.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Conquest of the Savages" by Roger Thompson Finlay

In poetry:

At first it were thought t'were an Outing
Till somebody spotted King John
Who were hiding away from the Barons
On account of a row that were on
"King John" by Stanley Holloway
The question hangs unanswered, like an unwise prayer,
Importunate, but powerless response to bring;
Go ask the voyagers, the rovers everywhere--
They only say it is their rest-time, outing, their
"The Tourist" by Hattie Howard
I've come from burying little sister's grave
Fifteen ri beyond the glen of the Village Spirit.
I've come from planting full blooming flowers
For birds round the house to hunt on an outing
When the yearly spring breezes come.
"Grave" by Jeong Ji-Yong
These things were worth a million to a maimed old chap like me,
I'd give it if I could, sir, with a zest of childish glee.
Oh! if I could but put away my gout and rheumatiz,
And take an old-time outing from the pressure of my biz!
"If I Had A Million" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Anthony Vasquez's string of dominant outings ended Tuesday night.
Anthony Vasquez’s string of dominant outings ended Tuesday night.
Garcia was rocked for six runs in two innings in his shortest outing of the season, and the Cardinals found themselves in a hole too deep to escape in a 9-8 loss to the Houston Astros.
Too much head and not enough heart inform trumpeter Liam Sillery 's fifth outing on OA2.
After his outing Wednesday night, maybe "Sorry" is more appropriate.
Ex-Chief John Specht Memorial Golf Outing.
Tabloid Outing Bonanza For Two Huge Movie Stars.
Francisco Cordero has a 19.80 ERA in six outings for the Astros.
Chamberlain continued his transition to starter yesterday with a two-inning, 40-pitch outing.
After a nice performance in Class A Lakeland, Willis followed that up with another solid outing Sunday in AA Erie, leading the SeaWolves to victory.
A July outing for big apple bass reveals some tricks of a veteran's trade.
Ranger Steve Mueller on an outing at Howard Christensen Nature Center.
The outing will include many different activities and prizes.
Tiscover.com is a place to go for finding and booking ski trips and other outings to Europe's multi-country Alpine region.
A roll call, please, of all the starting pitchers who have had scoreless outings of six innings or more against the Boston Red Sox this season.

In science:

This amounts to a rather simpler outing for many of the same ideas that will go into proving recurrence in the next chapter.
Multiple recurrence and the structure of probability-preserving systems