(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
exonerate by means of an alibi
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"
excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with; "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets"
moving or appearing to move away from a place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden; "the cat came out from under the bed";
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; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject"
not worth considering as a possibility; "a picnic is out because of the weather"
not allowed to continue to bat or run; "he was tagged out at second on a close play"; "he fanned out"
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