Definition of outgoing in English:

outgoing

adjective

  • 1Friendly and socially confident.

    ‘she's always been very outgoing and she's got heaps of friends’
    • ‘With her friendly smile and outgoing personality Ann made many friends and was held in high regard by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.’
    • ‘They're usually just confident, outgoing people with a great sense of fun.’
    • ‘Others listened because of his friendly outgoing nature and warm compassion he showed toward others.’
    • ‘His friendly, outgoing personality enables him to fit in comfortably with any crowd.’
    • ‘Dominicans are warm, friendly, outgoing, and gregarious.’
    • ‘I've met a lot of commercial pilots and most of them were outgoing and friendly thanks to their charm-school personalities.’
    • ‘A very friendly and outgoing person, she bore her illness with great fortitude.’
    • ‘He will always be remembered for his outgoing and friendly personality.’
    • ‘She was warm, friendly, outgoing, very generous and very clever, but more determined than anything else.’
    • ‘He is an extremely outgoing, friendly and social guy.’
    • ‘Visualize yourself as an outgoing assertive friendly person.’
    • ‘Neither have any of my friends - we tend to be a confident, outgoing and successful bunch.’
    • ‘I am a friendly and outgoing person most of the time.’
    • ‘Volunteers should be available for a 3 hour period each week, and should have a friendly outgoing personality and helpful, caring disposition.’
    • ‘‘She is quite a show off and likes playing up to a big audience and is such an outgoing and confident person,’ she said.’
    • ‘After all, if my outgoing, friendly, extroverted best friend couldn't find anyone to hang out with, what hope was there for me?’
    • ‘Are you a confident outgoing person with an interest in drama, or are you a shy person who wishes to gain confidence?’
    • ‘She was such a friendly and outgoing person and had time for all her customers.’
    • ‘It wants friendly, outgoing people with excellent telephone manners, who enjoy working as part of a team.’
    • ‘Australians are very outgoing, friendly people.’
    extrovert, uninhibited, unreserved, demonstrative, affectionate, warm, friendly, genial, cordial, affable, easy-going, easy, hail-fellow-well-met, approachable, sociable, convivial, lively, gregarious, attention-seeking
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  • 2attributive Leaving an office or position.

    ‘the outgoing Prime Minister’
    • ‘Earlier this year, the outgoing governor of Illinois commuted the sentences of all 167 inmates on the state's death row.’
    • ‘The Government has committed over £200m in funding for payments to outgoing sub-postmasters and improvements to remaining offices.’
    • ‘The vote to proceed in undue haste looks like an 11th hour bid by the outgoing Councillors to build an edifice to their term of office.’
    • ‘We shall respect all international and bilateral agreements signed by the outgoing government and proudly take our position in the international community.’
    • ‘The outgoing officers were all returned for another year in office.’
    • ‘Without further ado, the new coalition is adopting the position of the outgoing right-wing government.’
    • ‘The only change on the committee was at Assistant Secretary level where the two outgoing occupants of the position didn't seek re-election.’
    • ‘He says he intends the next Government to stay in office for a full five years, like the outgoing Government, regardless of its political make-up.’
    • ‘The fact that such an offer was made at all indicates that the Kremlin is not dissatisfied with the outgoing governors personally, but with how they fit into a specific political context.’
    • ‘It would be the kind of meeting that takes place between all incoming and outgoing governors, basically a standard transition briefing.’
    • ‘Indeed, he is something of an affable version of our outgoing governor - not as bright, not as driven, but equally without agenda and equally without a base.’
    • ‘And the outgoing governor has said that seeing the single currency into existence and being part of the key team that shapes monetary policy in the EU took up a significant part of his time.’
    • ‘All the outgoing offices and committee were re-elected.’
    • ‘It was the first time since 1969 that an outgoing Government had been led back into office.’
    • ‘It will be an interesting few weeks as the Convention beckons, but the outgoing Chairman will remains favourite to retain his position.’
    • ‘The outgoing Governor rang the Australian Broadcasting Corporation last night saying he was shocked at the suggestion he wanted a confidentiality clause over the settlement with the Tasmanian Government.’
    • ‘Over forty members attended, and with the outgoing officers having completed their terms of office, new appointments were made.’
    • ‘The outgoing Chairman who has now commenced his tenth year in office in his acceptance speech again stated that this would be his last year.’
    • ‘In a statement outside Conservative central office, the outgoing Tory leader said that the name of his successor would be announced in a simple statement tomorrow afternoon.’
    • ‘Under the old policy, it was quite common for unseemly Registrars to abuse their position and prevent outgoing customers from transferring to a different service provider.’
    departing, retiring, leaving
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    1. 2.1 Going out or away from a particular place.
      ‘incoming and outgoing calls’
      • ‘In a large network, the server will have to cope with file transfers between dozens of computers internally as well as handling incoming and outgoing internet and e-mail traffic.’
      • ‘By early evening, traffic jams still characterised the outgoing traffic as motorists tried to negotiate their way home after a wet day.’
      • ‘Satellite imaging wasn't able to penetrate to the ground because of the amount of heat and debris in the air, but we were able to track all incoming and outgoing traffic.’
      • ‘It's hard to say what's causing this traffic, but you may be able to persuade your admin that it will not happen again by filtering outgoing multicast traffic.’
      • ‘It starts by blocking all incoming and outgoing traffic and then opening ports for specific services.’
      • ‘The booth had positive outgoing air pressure so that outside smells couldn't get inside and affect the testers.’
      • ‘It still lacks in some areas, such as controlling outgoing traffic, but at least it provides easy protection for even the most novice users.’
      • ‘This implies that all outgoing Internet traffic cannot be re-routed.’
      • ‘The appliance is usually deployed next to the firewall or application server, ‘eavesdropping’ on outgoing traffic.’
      • ‘Applications would be registered to send outgoing traffic.’
      • ‘At present, only about a fifth of India's international telephone traffic comprises of outgoing calls, owing to the high cost of using conventional lines.’
      • ‘He said its outgoing traffic in first half 2000 declined almost 2.0 percent compared to the corresponding period last year.’
      • ‘They are typically based on a set of rules that define incoming and outgoing network traffic.’
      • ‘One tool lets you automatically block any incoming and outgoing traffic when your screensaver kicks in.’
      • ‘In the evening, the traffic will be outgoing, rather than incoming.’
      • ‘However, next week's stoppage could also ground 57 scheduled incoming and outgoing flights as well as a quantity of private diplomatic traffic.’
      • ‘Cars waiting to turn right on to Carleton Road from Skipton hold all the outgoing traffic up as cars coming into Skipton won't give way on a green light.’
      • ‘It should let outgoing traffic pass freely, as this would still block incoming dodgers.’
      • ‘The server also usually links the computers to a printer or printers and handles incoming and outgoing e-mail traffic.’
      • ‘However, rapid return to the nest would seem irrelevant for the majority of foraging time when nearly continuous flows of outgoing and returning traffic prevail.’

noun

British
  • 1outgoingsA person's regular expenditure.

    ‘if your outgoings regularly exceed your incomings, you have a problem’
    • ‘As a fun-loving lad, I didn't pay much attention to the fact that my outgoings exceeded my income by some considerable margin.’
    • ‘Last year, outgoings exceeded takings by £180,000.’
    • ‘No doubt many of us have the odd month where our outgoings exceed our income but it seems that rather a high proportion of the population over-spend on a regular basis using credit cards and overdrafts to subsidise their standard of living.’
    • ‘The family will fill in an application form showing income, outgoings and savings to determine whether they could cover the fees.’
    • ‘It is a sobering thought that many people under-estimate financial outgoings after retirement.’
    • ‘We try to be ‘balanced’ so that outgoings do not exceed our income.’
    • ‘But it's a good solution if there's a deficit of income versus outgoings.’
    • ‘Any expenses included in a claim for future periodic loss also tend to be regular outgoings.’
    • ‘When buying property in France you need to assume a cost of about 10 per cent of the property's price to cover outgoings such as stamp duty and solicitor's fees.’
    • ‘But people do have spare cash from time to time, either because their regular outgoings become more manageable after a cut in the interest rates, or because they've been given a pay rise.’
    • ‘Make a list of your essential regular monthly outgoings (mortgage/rent, council tax, utilities) and a separate list of your debts.’
    • ‘Lists of regular outgoings were set out in two different paragraphs, some of them in round figures, making no attempt to separate out personal and domestic expenditure from business expenditure.’
    • ‘Earlier this month, I'd carefully checked all my bills to work out exactly how much I needed for my regular outgoings, plus a little left over for my personal spending.’
    • ‘It is to make sure that my monthly outgoings don't exceed my income.’
    • ‘These will be the actual benefits provided during the course of the year and may include provision for unforeseen outgoings and for possible expenditure in later years.’
    • ‘But when outgoings such as tax and mortgage payments are taken into account, the gap between Scotland and the most affluent regions of Britain narrows dramatically.’
    • ‘However, for many whose outgoings simply exceed their income on a regular basis such a loan may prove to be a terrible mistake.’
    • ‘In many cases there are no records, and it is necessary to construct a ‘grid’ of the taxpayer's outgoings and expenditure for the period covered by the investigation.’
    • ‘Some couples choose to keep their main accounts separate, paying into a joint account to cover regular outgoings such as the mortgage and supermarket bills.’
    • ‘It should take about an hour to note down regular income and outgoings and to identify what you can and cannot afford.’
    expenses, expenditure, spending, outlay, money spent, payments, disbursements, costs, overheads
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  • 2An instance of going out.

    ‘the inward deliveries and outgoings of raw materials’

Pronunciation

outgoing

/ˈaʊtɡəʊɪŋ/