• Through to the outside.

    ‘he ran out the door’
    • ‘He spent his lunch hours staring out the window, wishing he could be working outside on the farm.’
    • ‘He grabbed his keys and ran out the door.’
    • ‘Just before I could walk out the door he caught me by the arm.’
    • ‘She was the one who pushed everyone out the door for activities.’
    • ‘Then she sat back in her leather office chair and gazed out her corner office window.’


The use of out as a preposition (rather than the standard prepositional phrase out of), as in he threw it out the window, is common in informal contexts, and is standard in American, Australian, and New Zealand English. Traditionalists do not accept it as part of standard British English, however