(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable"
exonerate by means of an alibi
excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election; "now the Democrats are out"
(baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball; "you only get 3 outs per inning"
be made known; be disclosed or revealed; "The truth will out"
reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle; "The gay actor was outed last week"; "Someone outed a CIA agent"
to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
being out or having grown cold; "threw his extinct cigarette into the stream"; "the fire is out"
knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
outer or outlying; "the out islands"
outside or external; "the out surface of a ship's hull"
no longer fashionable; "that style is out these days"
directed outward or serving to direct something outward; "the out doorway"; "the out basket"
excluded from use or mention; "for
an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason