AskDefine | Define oust

Dictionary Definition

oust

Verb

1 remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds" [syn: throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expel]
2 remove and replace; "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"

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English

Etymology

From etyl xno ouster, oustier, from etyl fro oster ( > modern ôter), from post-classical etyl la obstare, classical obstare.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To expel; to remove.
    The protesters became so noisy that they were finally ousted from the meeting.

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

The Oust (Breton: Oud) is a river in Bretagne, France, right tributary of the Vilaine. Its source is in the hills between Corlay and Quintin. It flows through the following départements and towns:
The Oust flows into the river Vilaine in Redon. The part of the Oust between Rohan and Redon has been made navigable for small ships, and forms part of the Canal de Nantes à Brest.
oust in Breton: Oud
oust in German: Oust (Fluss)
oust in French: Oust (rivière)
oust in Norwegian Nynorsk: Oust

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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