outgoing


outgoing
outgoing out‧go‧ing [ˈaʊtˌgəʊɪŋ ǁ -ˌgoʊ-] adjective [only before a noun]
1. outgoing telephone calls, mail etc are made or sent by someone rather than being received by them:

• This telephone can only be used to make outgoing calls.

• outgoing facsimile and data transmission traffic

• You will need to log all outgoing invoices.

2. the outgoing chairman/​president etc someone who is leaving their job as chairman, president etc:

• The outgoing CEO called together all the senior vice-presidents for a meeting to introduce his successor.

— compare incoming

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outgoing UK US /ˌaʊtˈgəʊɪŋ/ US  /ˈaʊtgəʊɪŋ/ adjective [before noun]
about to leave an important job, such as managing a company or governing a country: »

Shareholders criticized the company for an exorbitant compensation package that paid the outgoing CEO more than $71 million last year.

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an outgoing president/chairman/director

COMMUNICATIONS an outgoing phone call or email is made or sent by one person to another, rather than being received: »

Outgoing calls are charged at a rate of 49 cents, or 38p, a minute.

Compare INCOMING(Cf. incoming)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • outgoing — (adj.) sociable, friendly, 1950, from OUT (Cf. out) + GOING (Cf. going); compounded on same notion as in extrovert. Middle English had a noun outgoing a departure, mid 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • outgoing — [adj1] demonstrative, extroverted approachable, civil, communicative, cordial, easy, expansive, extrovert, friendly, genial, gregarious, informal, kind, open, sociable, sympathetic, unconstrained, unreserved, unrestrained, warm; concept 404 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • outgoing — [out′gō΄iŋ] adj. 1. a) going out; leaving b) retiring from office 2. expansive, friendly, etc. [an outgoing personality] n. 1. the act of going out 2. [usually pl.] Brit. an outlay; expenses …   English World dictionary

  • Outgoing — Out go ing, n. 1. The act or the state of going out. [1913 Webster] The outgoings of the morning and evening. Ps. lxv. 8. [1913 Webster] 2. That which goes out; outgo; outlay. [1913 Webster] 3. The extreme limit; the place of ending. [Obs.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outgoing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) friendly and confident. 2) leaving an office or position. 3) going out or away from a place. ► NOUN Brit. (outgoings) ▪ one s regular expenditure …   English terms dictionary

  • Outgoing — Als Outgoing bezeichnet man im Tourismus jene touristischen Angebote, die von einem inländischen Reisebüro oder Reiseveranstalter im Inland angeboten werden, jedoch Reiseziele und arten im Ausland umfassen. Es handelt sich also um… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • outgoing — /owt goh ing/ or, for 5, / goh /, adj. 1. going out; departing: outgoing trains. 2. leaving or retiring from a position or office: A farewell party was given for the outgoing members of the board of directors. 3. addressed and ready for posting:… …   Universalium

  • outgoing — [[t]a͟ʊtgo͟ʊɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n You use outgoing to describe a person in charge of something who is soon going to leave that position. ...the outgoing director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Syn: retiring 2) ADJ: ADJ n Outgoing things …   English dictionary

  • outgoing — out|go|ing [ˌautˈgəuıŋ US ˈgou ] adj 1.) someone who is outgoing likes to meet and talk to new people ▪ We re looking for someone with an outgoing personality. 2.) outgoing president/chancellor etc someone who will soon finish their time as… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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