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Out \Out\ (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. About, But, prep., Carouse, Utter, a.] In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in a position or relation which is exterior to something; -- opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc. Out is used in a variety of applications, as:

  1. Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual, place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out. Opposite of in. ``My shoulder blade is out.''
    --Shak.

    He hath been out (of the country) nine years.
    --Shak.

  2. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy, constraint, etc., actual or figurative; hence, not in concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; a matter of public knowledge; as, the sun shines out; he laughed out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out, or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is out.

    Leaves are out and perfect in a month.
    --Bacon.

    She has not been out [in general society] very long.
    --H. James.

  3. Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the fire, has burned out; that style is on the way out. ``Hear me out.''
    --Dryden.

    Deceitful men shall not live out half their days.
    --Ps. iv. 23.

    When the butt is out, we will drink water.
    --Shak.

  4. Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money out at interest. ``Land that is out at rack rent.''
    --Locke. ``He was out fifty pounds.''
    --Bp. Fell.

    I have forgot my part, and I am out.
    --Shak.

  5. Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct, proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement, opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation. ``Lancelot and I are out.''
    --Shak.

    Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of their own interest.
    --South.

    Very seldom out, in these his guesses.
    --Addison.

  6. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.

  7. Out of fashion; unfashionable; no longer in current vogue; unpopular. Note: Out is largely used in composition as a prefix, with the same significations that it has as a separate word; as outbound, outbreak, outbuilding, outcome, outdo, outdoor, outfield. See also the first Note under Over, adv. Day in, day out, from the beginning to the limit of each of several days; day by day; every day. Out at, Out in, Out on, etc., elliptical phrases, that to which out refers as a source, origin, etc., being omitted; as, out (of the house and) at the barn; out (of the house, road, fields, etc., and) in the woods. Three fishers went sailing out into the west, Out into the west, as the sun went down. --C. Kingsley. Note: In these lines after out may be understood, ``of the harbor,'' ``from the shore,'' ``of sight,'' or some similar phrase. The complete construction is seen in the saying: ``Out of the frying pan into the fire.'' Out from, a construction similar to out of (below). See Of and From. Out of, a phrase which may be considered either as composed of an adverb and a preposition, each having its appropriate office in the sentence, or as a compound preposition. Considered as a preposition, it denotes, with verbs of movement or action, from the interior of; beyond the limit: from; hence, origin, source, motive, departure, separation, loss, etc.; -- opposed to in or into; also with verbs of being, the state of being derived, removed, or separated from. Examples may be found in the phrases below, and also under Vocabulary words; as, out of breath; out of countenance. Out of cess, beyond measure, excessively. --Shak. Out of character, unbecoming; improper. Out of conceit with, not pleased with. See under Conceit. Out of date, not timely; unfashionable; antiquated. Out of door, Out of doors, beyond the doors; from the house; not inside a building; in, or into, the open air; hence, figuratively, shut out; dismissed. See under Door, also, Out-of-door, Outdoor, Outdoors, in the Vocabulary. ``He 's quality, and the question's out of door,'' --Dryden. Out of favor, disliked; under displeasure. Out of frame, not in correct order or condition; irregular; disarranged. --Latimer. Out of hand, immediately; without delay or preparation; without hesitation or debate; as, to dismiss a suggestion out of hand. ``Ananias . . . fell down and died out of hand.'' --Latimer. Out of harm's way, beyond the danger limit; in a safe place. Out of joint, not in proper connection or adjustment; unhinged; disordered. ``The time is out of joint.'' --Shak. Out of mind, not in mind; forgotten; also, beyond the limit of memory; as, time out of mind. Out of one's head, beyond commanding one's mental powers; in a wandering state mentally; delirious. [Colloq.] Out of one's time, beyond one's period of minority or apprenticeship. Out of order, not in proper order; disarranged; in confusion. Out of place, not in the usual or proper place; hence, not proper or becoming. Out of pocket, in a condition of having expended or lost more money than one has received. Out of print, not in market, the edition printed being exhausted; -- said of books, pamphlets, etc. Out of the question, beyond the limits or range of consideration; impossible to be favorably considered. Out of reach, beyond one's reach; inaccessible. Out of season, not in a proper season or time; untimely; inopportune. Out of sorts, wanting certain things; unsatisfied; unwell; unhappy; cross. See under Sort, n. Out of temper, not in good temper; irritated; angry. Out of time, not in proper time; too soon, or too late. Out of time, not in harmony; discordant; hence, not in an agreeing temper; fretful. Out of twist, Out of winding, or Out of wind, not in warped condition; perfectly plain and smooth; -- said of surfaces. Out of use, not in use; unfashionable; obsolete. Out of the way.

    1. On one side; hard to reach or find; secluded.

    2. Improper; unusual; wrong.

      Out of the woods, not in a place, or state, of obscurity or doubt; free from difficulty or perils; safe. [Colloq.]

      Out to out, from one extreme limit to another, including the whole length, breadth, or thickness; -- applied to measurements.

      Out West, in or towards, the West; specifically, in some Western State or Territory. [U. S.]

      To come out, To cut out, To fall out, etc. See under Come, Cut, Fall, etc.

      To make out See to make out under make, v. t. and v. i..

      To put out of the way, to kill; to destroy.

      Week in, week out. See Day in, day out (above).

Out of print

Print \Print\, n. [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  1. A mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or indentation, made by the pressure of one thing on another; as, the print of teeth or nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow.

    Where print of human feet was never seen.
    --Dryden.

  2. A stamp or die for molding or impressing an ornamental design upon an object; as, a butter print.

  3. That which receives an impression, as from a stamp or mold; as, a print of butter.

  4. Printed letters; the impression taken from type, as to excellence, form, size, etc.; as, small print; large print; this line is in print.

  5. That which is produced by printing. Specifically:

    1. An impression taken from anything, as from an engraved plate. ``The prints which we see of antiquities.''
      --Dryden.

    2. A printed publication, more especially a newspaper or other periodical.
      --Addison.

    3. A printed cloth; a fabric figured by stamping, especially calico or cotton cloth.

    4. A photographic copy, or positive picture, on prepared paper, as from a negative, or from a drawing on transparent paper.

  6. (Founding) A core print. See under Core. Blue print, a copy in white lines on a blue ground, of a drawing, plan, tracing, etc., or a positive picture in blue and white, from a negative, produced by photographic printing on peculiarly prepared paper. In print.

    1. In a printed form; issued from the press; published.
      --Shak.

    2. To the letter; with accurateness. ``All this I speak in print.''
      --Shak.

      Out of print. See under Out.

      Print works, a factory where cloth, as calico, is printed.

Wikipedia

Out of print

Out of print refers to an item, typically a book (see: out-of-print book), but can include any print or visual medium or sound recording, that is no longer being published.

The abbreviation OOP (also OP) is a more general term that encompasses craft, hobby, toy, and collectable items that are out of production.

An item goes out of print when a publisher does not reprint, re-press, or reissue after all copies have been sold to retailers. Reasons may include:

  • the perception of the publisher that continuing to produce the work is no longer a commercially viable venture, i.e. that there is no longer a market for it
  • a limited print run ( Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern)
  • antiquation, or the obsolescence of content or format ( laserdisc, VHS, compact cassette)
  • plans for a revised or reformatted edition
  • the presence of errors, flaws, fabrication, offensive content, or plagiarism (sometimes preceded by a recall)
  • banning or censorship
  • intellectual property obstacles, such as the expiration of a publisher's license to release content owned by another copyright holder. For example, a novelization of a film that was released 10 years ago is likely to go OOP for this reason. See licensing section in The Criterion Collection article for an example.

Out of print items are often pursued by collectors through aftermarket retailers such as used book stores, record shops, and online auction sites. Sellers of out of print merchandise on auction sites will typically include "OOP" or its equivalent in product descriptions. The designation is sometimes misappropriated—an example is in keyword stuffing, where the acronym is used to generate numerous search results even as it does not apply to the items retrieved. The abbreviation is sometimes placed in descriptions of items whose publication or production status is unclear (such as DVDs said to be returning to the " Disney Vault") to affect interest in the product.

Out of Print (album)

Out of Print is a compilation album by the American punk rock band Youth Brigade. It was released in 1998 by the band's own label, BYO Records. It contains all but one of the tracks from the bands 1982 debut album Sound & Fury, as well as four other tracks.

Wiktionary

out of print

prep.phr. (context publishing English) Not available from the publisher (of a printed work, especially a book, or a music release).

WordNet

out of print

adj. (of books) no longer offered for sale by a publisher; "that edition is out of print"

Usage examples of "out of print".

Though much of his work is now out of print, his influence has been acknowledged by several of the leading English writers utilising the same style of detection in their mysteries.

And part of the reason is that the work of the old masters of the field isn't always available to new readers, due to much of it being out of print.

But the original story (as opposed to the novel) hasn't been as readily available in recent years as it used to be, especially since The Science Fiction Hall of Fame and The Hugo Winners wen t out of print.

Published as a paperback original five years earlier (I told the publisher at our meeting the next day), this book had been little noticed and was out of print.

It has never been out of print, and scarcely out of controversy, in all the time since—.

It was her idea to title the book The Dying Earth (a records search showed a novel by that name five hundred years earlier, but the copyright had lapsed and the book was out of print).

The first is to get all of my 115-and-counting books into print by republishing all those that have gone out of print, so that any readers who want them all can have them.

They want five hundred copies of some classical text that's gone out of print.