O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [out uhv, ov stressed th ee wey]
    • /aʊt ʌv, ɒv stressed ði weɪ/
    • /ˈaʊt əv ðə ˈweɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [out uhv, ov stressed th ee wey]
    • /aʊt ʌv, ɒv stressed ði weɪ/

Definitions of out-of-the-way word

  • adjective out-of-the-way remote from much-traveled, frequented, or populous regions; secluded: an out-of-the-way inn up in the hills. 1
  • adjective out-of-the-way seldom encountered; unusual: out-of-the-way information. 1
  • adjective out-of-the-way giving offense; improper: an out-of-the-way remark. 1
  • adjective out-of-the-way Out-of-the-way places are difficult to reach and are therefore not often visited. 0
  • adjective out-of-the-way distant from more populous areas 0
  • adjective out-of-the-way uncommon or unusual 0

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Origin of out-of-the-way

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300

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Parts of speech for Out-of-the-way


out-of-the-way popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for out-of-the-way

adj out-of-the-way

  • anti-social — Someone who is anti-social is unwilling to meet and be friendly with other people.
  • avantgarde — the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.
  • backdoor — You can use backdoor to describe an action or process if you disapprove of it because you think it has been done in a secret, indirect, or dishonest way.
  • beyond reach — inaccessible
  • blockaded — the isolating, closing off, or surrounding of a place, as a port, harbor, or city, by hostile ships or troops to prevent entrance or exit.

adjective out-of-the-way

Antonyms for out-of-the-way

adj out-of-the-way

  • close at hand — lying in the near future or vicinity; nearby or imminent.
  • close-by — nearby; adjacent; neighboring.
  • closeby — nearby; adjacent; neighboring.
  • convenient — If a way of doing something is convenient, it is easy, or very useful or suitable for a particular purpose.

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