Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
OUTWITH, prep., adv., adj., n., v. Also outwuth, ootwuth (Abd. 1880 G. Webster Crim. Officer 82), oot'ith. [′ut′wɪθ]
I. prep. Outside, out of, beyond. Gen.Sc.
Abd. 1705 Abd. Jnl. N. & Q. II. 309:
It shall be leisum to them . . . to take themselves outwith the family. Sc. 1724 Records Conv. Burghs (1885) 341:
None dwelling out of burrows use merchandize, nor top nor sell wine, wax, etc., nor staple goods, outwith burrows. Sc. 1735 Session Papers, Petition C. Sheriff (16 Dec.) 3:
Putting the Salt on board the Lighters, outwith the Supercargo's Presence. Sc. 1875 P.S.A.S. X. 286:
It is only probable that outwith this row there had been an outer course of piles. Rxb. 1923 Kelso Chron. (11 Dec.) 2:
Savings Certificates. — Sales during October — Berwickshire (outwith burgh), 1162. Knr. 1925 H. Haliburton Horace 240:
Drive off the evils that we dread, Outwith us and within's. Sc. 1937 St. Andrews Cit. (24 April) 3:
It [the car] was outwith the control of the driver. Sc. 1947 H. Farmer Hist. Music Scot. 216:
In music, there was but one name, John Abell (d. 1724), and he gained his fame outwith Scotland, to use the appropriate Scots word. Sc. 1962 Scotsman (8 Oct.) 1:
Comunn na h-Oigridh, the youth section of An Comunn Gaidhealach, is to be placed outwith the parent body's immediate management and control.
‡II. adv. Outside, out-of-doors, outwards (Sc. 1710 T. Ruddiman Gl. to Douglas Aeneis; Fif. c.1850 R. Peattie MS.; Abd., Kcd. 1964) beyond a certain limit.
Sc. 1701 Burgh Rec. Gsw. (1908) 321:
To determine and mark out to him how far he is to come outwith. Abd. 1768 A. Ross Helenore (S.T.S.) 89:
Colen her father, who had outwith gane. Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xli.:
The two being now, as Hairry put it, only “freen's fae the teeth ootwuth.” Ags. 1895 Caledonia I. 433:
Bein' a hantle ootwith an' hearin' the maist o' fouk's stories. Abd. c.1930:
Tak that trash awa' oot'ith a bit, an' burn't.
III. adj. Outward, outermost, outlying (Abd. 1964).
Sc. 1819 Scots Mag. (July) 256:
An' fesh my hawks sae fleet o' flicht To hunt in the outwith lan'. Abd. 1871 W. Alexander Johnny Gibb xlv.:
Nae the ootwuth nyeuk o' fat we ca' the Pardes park? Abd. 1917 C. Murray Sough o' War 15:
They wandered awa' on the ootwith roads. Bch. 1943 Scots Mag. (March) 446:
They've teen a waefu' ootwith gait we've never had to tak'.
IV. n. The outer world, the district beyond one's immediate circle.
Abd. 1882 W. Alexander My Ain Folk 98:
He's as weel kent there as he's respeckit to the ootwith.
¶V. v. To go beyond, exceed, overreach.
Bnff. 1935 I. Bennet Fishermen vii.:
Ye're so clever, ma lad, ye'll ootwith yersel' yet.
You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.
"Outwith prep., adv., adj., n., v.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 8 Jul 2020 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/outwith>
Try an Advanced Search