Definition of outgoing in English:

outgoing

adjective

  • 1Friendly and socially confident.

    ‘she's an extremely affable, jovial, outgoing type of person’
    • ‘After all, if my outgoing, friendly, extroverted best friend couldn't find anyone to hang out with, what hope was there for me?’
    • ‘She was warm, friendly, outgoing, very generous and very clever, but more determined than anything else.’
    • ‘Australians are very outgoing, friendly people.’
    • ‘She was such a friendly and outgoing person and had time for all her customers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Visualize yourself as an outgoing assertive friendly person.’
    • ‘Volunteers should be available for a 3 hour period each week, and should have a friendly outgoing personality and helpful, caring disposition.’
    • ‘Are you a confident outgoing person with an interest in drama, or are you a shy person who wishes to gain confidence?’
    • ‘Neither have any of my friends - we tend to be a confident, outgoing and successful bunch.’
    • ‘A very friendly and outgoing person, she bore her illness with great fortitude.’
    • ‘Others listened because of his friendly outgoing nature and warm compassion he showed toward others.’
    • ‘He is an extremely outgoing, friendly and social guy.’
    • ‘It wants friendly, outgoing people with excellent telephone manners, who enjoy working as part of a team.’
    • ‘He will always be remembered for his outgoing and friendly personality.’
    • ‘His friendly, outgoing personality enables him to fit in comfortably with any crowd.’
    • ‘They're usually just confident, outgoing people with a great sense of fun.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘She is quite a show off and likes playing up to a big audience and is such an outgoing and confident person,’ she said.’
    • ‘I am a friendly and outgoing person most of the time.’
    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, especially after an election defeat or completed term of office.

    ‘the outgoing governor’
    • ‘It was the first time since 1969 that an outgoing Government had been led back into office.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Without further ado, the new coalition is adopting the position of the outgoing right-wing government.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The outgoing officers were all returned for another year in office.’
    • ‘It would be the kind of meeting that takes place between all incoming and outgoing governors, basically a standard transition briefing.’
    • ‘Earlier this year, the outgoing governor of Illinois commuted the sentences of all 167 inmates on the state's death row.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We shall respect all international and bilateral agreements signed by the outgoing government and proudly take our position in the international community.’
    • ‘It will be an interesting few weeks as the Convention beckons, but the outgoing Chairman will remains favourite to retain his position.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Over forty members attended, and with the outgoing officers having completed their terms of office, new appointments were made.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All the outgoing offices and committee were re-elected.’
    • ‘The Government has committed over £200m in funding for payments to outgoing sub-postmasters and improvements to remaining offices.’
    departing, retiring, leaving
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    1. 2.1 Going out or away from a particular place.
      ‘incoming and outgoing calls’
      • ‘In the evening, the traffic will be outgoing, rather than incoming.’
      • ‘This implies that all outgoing Internet traffic cannot be re-routed.’
      • ‘One tool lets you automatically block any incoming and outgoing traffic when your screensaver kicks in.’
      • ‘Applications would be registered to send outgoing traffic.’
      • ‘He said its outgoing traffic in first half 2000 declined almost 2.0 percent compared to the corresponding period last year.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘By early evening, traffic jams still characterised the outgoing traffic as motorists tried to negotiate their way home after a wet day.’
      • ‘The server also usually links the computers to a printer or printers and handles incoming and outgoing e-mail traffic.’
      • ‘The booth had positive outgoing air pressure so that outside smells couldn't get inside and affect the testers.’
      • ‘It should let outgoing traffic pass freely, as this would still block incoming dodgers.’
      • ‘It starts by blocking all incoming and outgoing traffic and then opening ports for specific services.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It still lacks in some areas, such as controlling outgoing traffic, but at least it provides easy protection for even the most novice users.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘However, next week's stoppage could also ground 57 scheduled incoming and outgoing flights as well as a quantity of private diplomatic traffic.’
      • ‘The appliance is usually deployed next to the firewall or application server, ‘eavesdropping’ on outgoing 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They are typically based on a set of rules that define incoming and outgoing network traffic.’

noun

outgoings
British
  • A person's regular expenditure.

    • ‘Last year, outgoings exceeded takings by £180,000.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But it's a good solution if there's a deficit of income versus outgoings.’
    • ‘The family will fill in an application form showing income, outgoings and savings to determine whether they could cover the fees.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Make a list of your essential regular monthly outgoings (mortgage/rent, council tax, utilities) and a separate list of your debts.’
    • ‘It should take about an hour to note down regular income and outgoings and to identify what you can and cannot afford.’
    • ‘Any expenses included in a claim for future periodic loss also tend to be regular outgoings.’
    • ‘It is a sobering thought that many people under-estimate financial outgoings after retirement.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As a fun-loving lad, I didn't pay much attention to the fact that my outgoings exceeded my income by some considerable margin.’
    • ‘However, for many whose outgoings simply exceed their income on a regular basis such a loan may prove to be a terrible mistake.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 is to make sure that my monthly outgoings don't exceed my income.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We try to be ‘balanced’ so that outgoings do not exceed our 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.’
    expenses, expenditure, spending, outlay, money spent, payments, disbursements, costs, overheads
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Pronunciation

outgoing

/ˈaʊtˌɡoʊɪŋ//ˈoutˌɡōiNG/