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Meaning of OUST

Pronunciation:  awst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
  2. [v]  remove and replace; "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"

OUST is a 4 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: boot out, drum out, expel, kick out, throw out
 See Also: depose, excommunicate, force out, remove, replace, supersede, supervene upon, supplant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Oust\, n.
    See {Oast}.
  2. \Oust\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ousted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Ousting}.] [OF. oster, F. [^o]ter, prob. fr. L. obstare to
    oppose, hence, to forbid, take away. See {Obstacle}, and cf.
    1. To take away; to remove.
             Multiplication of actions upon the case were rare,
             formerly, and thereby wager of law ousted. --Sir M.
    2. To eject; to turn out. --Blackstone.
             From mine own earldom foully ousted me. --Tennyson.
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