(noun, adjective, verb)


1. contrary to or forbidden by law

- an outlaw strike

Similar word(s): illegal, illegitimate, illicit, outlawed, unlawful

2. disobedient to or defiant of law

Similar word(s): unlawful, lawless


1. someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

Similar word(s): criminal, crook, felon, malefactor

Definition categories: person, principal

Sentences with outlaw as a noun:

- The main character of the play was a bit of an outlaw who refused to shake hands or say thank you.


1. declare illegal; outlaw

Similar word(s): criminalise, criminalize, illegalise, illegalize

Definition categories: social, disallow, forbid, interdict, nix, prohibit, proscribe, veto

Sentences with outlaw as a verb:

- to outlaw a debt or claim

- Laws outlawed by necessity. — Fuller.