From Middle English ut-, from Old English ūt- (“out, without, outside”) (also as ūta-, ūtan- (“from or on the outside, without”), as in ūtanweard (“outward, external”)), from Proto-Germanic *ūt- (“out-”). Cognate with Dutch uit-, German aus-, Swedish ut-, Icelandic út-. More at out.
- External to, on the outside of
- Toward the outside of, away from
- Forms verbs with the sense of surpassing or exceeding the prefixed word, which need not be a verb itself.
- Greater than, beyond