(Our*selves") pron. ; sing. Ourself An emphasized form of the pronoun of the first person
plural; used as a subject, usually with we; also, alone in the predicate, in the nominative or the objective
We ourselves might distinctly number in words a great deal further then we usually do.Locke.
Safe in ourselves, while on ourselves we stand.Dryden.
The form ourself is usec only in the regal or formal style after we or us, denoting a single person.
Unless we would denude ourself of all force.Clarendon.
(-ous) [OF. -ous, us, -os, F. -eux, fr. L. -osus, and -us. Cf. -ose.]
1. An adjective suffix meaning full of, abounding in, having, possessing the qualities of, like; as in
gracious, abounding in grace; arduous, full of ardor; bulbous, having bulbs, bulblike; riotous, poisonous,
piteous, joyous, etc.
2. (Chem.) A suffix denoting that the element indicated by the name bearing it, has a valence lower
than that denoted by the termination -ic; as, nitrous, sulphurous, etc., as contrasted with nitric, sulphuric,
(Ouse) n. & v. See Ooze. [Obs.]
Rock ousel (Zoöl.), the ring ousel. Water ousel (Zoöl.), the European dipper and the American
(Ou"sel) n. [OE. osel, AS. sle; akin to G. amsel, OHG. amsala, and perh. to L. merula blackbird.
Cf. Merle, Amsel.] (Zoöl.) One of several species of European thrushes, especially the blackbird (Merula
merula, or Turdus merula), and the mountain or ring ousel (Turdus torquatus). [Written also ouzel.]
(Oust) n. See Oast.
(Oust), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ousted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ousting.] [OF. oster, F. ôter, prob. fr. L.
obstare to oppose, hence, to forbid, take away. See Obstacle, and cf. Ouster.]
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.
(Oust"er) n. [Prob. fr. the OF. infin. oster, used substantively. See Oust.] A putting out of
possession; dispossession; ejection; disseizin.
Ouster of the freehold is effected by abatement, intrusion, disseizin, discontinuance, or deforcement.Blackstone. Ouster le main. [Ouster + F. la main the hand, L. manus.] (Law) A delivery of lands out of the hands
of a guardian, or out of the king's hands, or a judgement given for that purpose. Blackstone.
(Out) adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. ut, and ute, utan, fr. ut; akin to D. uit, OS. ut, G. aus,
OHG. uz, Icel. ut, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. &radic198. Cf. About, But, prep., Carouse,
Utter, a.] In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior of something; beyond the limits