Word Summary
chuts: the outside, a street
Original Word: חוּץ
Transliteration: chuts
Phonetic Spelling: (khoots)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: the outside, a street
Meaning: separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors
Strong's Concordance
abroad, field, forth, highway, more, outside street, without

Or (shortened) chuts {khoots}; (both forms feminine in the plural) from an unused root meaning to sever; properly, separate by a wall, i.e. Outside, outdoors -- abroad, field, forth, highway, more, out(-side, -ward), street, without.


H2351. chuts

חוּץnoun [masculine] the outside, sometimes, especially in plural, specifically a street, never with suffix in singular, with ָ ה‎ locative חֻ֫צָה ח֫וּצָה,‎, plural חֻצוֺת חוּצוֺת,‎, with suffix חוּצֹתָיו‎ etc., Isaiah 15:3 etc.; —

1 the outside, of a house, tent, city, camp, etc., often used, especially with prepositions, to express the adverb idea of outside, abroad (Aramaic synonym, except in sense 2a, is בַּר‎, ):

a. as accusative after verb of motion Deuteronomy 23:13 חוּץ יָצָא‎ to go forth outside (that is, a camp), 23:14 (as adverb accusative) חוּץ בְּשִׁבְתְּךָoutside, הַחוּץ הוֺצִיא‎ to bring forth outside (a house or chamber) Judges 19:25; 2 Samuel 13:18 compare Nehemiah 13:8; Judges 12:9b מִןהַֿחוּץ לְבָנָיו הֵבִיא בָּנוֺת‎ from outside, from abroad, 2 Kings 4:3 מִןהַֿחוּץ כֵּלִים שַׁאֲלִילָֿךְ‎ from outside (opposed to בַּבַּיִת4:2); as Genitive Leviticus 18:9 חוּץ מוֺלֶדֶת‎ one born abroad (i.e. by another father or mother, of a half-sister: opposed to בַּיִת מוֺלֶדֶת‎) Ezekiel 47:2 (twice in verse). With ָ ה‎ locative חוּצָה‎, after a verb of motion Exodus 12:46 חוּצָה ֗֗֗ מִןהַֿבַּיִת‎, Proverbs 5:16; 2 Chronicles 29:16, 33:15 לָעִיר חוּצָהoutside of the city, Numbers 35:4 וָחוּצָה הָעִיר מִקִּיר‎ from the wall of the city and outwards; = on the outside, without 1 Kings 6:6; Isaiah 33:7 חוּצָה צָֽעֲקוּ‎ cry without, 2 Chronicles 24:8: so הַחוּצָהGenesis 15:5 הח אֹתוֺ ׳וַיּוֺצֵא‎ and brought him outside, 19:17; 24:29; Joshua 2:19 +, 1 Kings 8:8 הַחוּצָה יֵרָאוּ לֹא‎ were not seen towards the outside, Deuteronomy 25:5 זָר לְאִישׁ הַחוּצָה הַמֵּת אֵשֶׁת תִהְיֶה לֹא‎i.e. shall not be married into another family, compare Judges 12:9 a.

b. with preps.: a. אלהֿחוץtowards the outside Ezekiel 41:9, 34:21 pleonastic אלהֿחוצה‎. b. בחוץGenesis 9:22 outside (opposed to אָהֳלֹה בְּתוֺךְ9:21), 24:31 בַּחוץ תַעֲמֹד לָמָּה‎, Deuteronomy 24:11; Exodus 21:19 בחוץ והתהלך יקום אם‎ (after leaving a sick couch), 2 Kings 10:24; Psalm 31:12; Ezekiel 7:15 (opposed to מִבַּיִת‎), Hosea 7:1 +. c. לחוץPsalm 41:7 לחוץ יצא‎; = on the outside Ezekiel 41:17; 42:7, לַחוּצָה2 Chronicles 32:5 towards the outside. d. מִחוּץon (מִן

3c) the outside Ezekiel 40:19; 46:2, וּמִחוּץ מִבַיִת‎ within and without (of an ark, building, etc.) Genesis 6:14; Exodus 25:11 = 37:2; 1 Kings 7:9; Deuteronomy 32:25 תְּשַׁכֶּלחֶֿרֶב מחוץ‎ (opposed to אֵימָה יּמֵחֲדָרִים‎), Lamentations 1:20 (compare Ezekiel 7:15 above b); so מֵהַחוּץ41:25. לְ מִחוּץon the outside of, Genesis 19:16 לָעִיר מִחוּץ וַיַּנִּיחֵהוּ‎, 24:11; Exodus 26:35; 37:7 (twice in verse); Leviticus 8:17; 14:8; Numbers 35:5; Joshua 6:23; Jeremiah 21:4 +, even after a verb of motion 1 Kings 21:13 לְעִיר מִחוּץ וַיּוֺצִיאוּהוּ‎, 2 Kings 23:6, though in this case מחוץל אל‎ is more common, Leviticus 4:12, 21 למחנה מחוץ אל‎, 6:4; 10:4; 14:40-41, + often P, Deuteronomy 23:11. e. מִחוּצָהEzekiel 40:40 on the outside, לְ מִחוּצָה40:44. f. (late) מִן חוּץoutside of, Ecclesiastes 2:25 who can eat, and who enjoy, מִמֶּנִּיִ חוּץoutside of me, i.e. except me? (but read rather, with ᵑ6 ᵐ5‎ De Now and others, מִמֶּנּוּ חוּץapart from, without him, i.e. God). (So Late Hebrew מִן חוּץexcept, without, see De2:25. compare The Aramaic synonym מִן בַּרexcept Exodus 20:3 ᵑ7‎; apart from, without Isaiah 36:10 ᵑ7‎; Syriac id.)

2 Of a definite locality, namely

a. that which is outside the houses of a town, i.e. a street Isaiah 51:23 לַעֹבְרִים כַּחוּץ‎, Jeremiah 37:21 הָאֹפִים חוּץ‎ the Bakers' street, Proverbs 1:20 כַּחוּץ‎, ("" כָּֽרְחֹבוֺת‎: so 7:12; 22:13; Jeremiah 9:20); often in plural, as אַשְׁקְלֹון חוּצֹת‎ the streets of Ashkelon 2 Samuel 1:20, ׳ח ירושׁלםJeremiah 5:1; 7:17, 34 +? Jeremiah; 1 Kings 20:34 בְּדַמֶּשֶׂק תָּשִׂיםלְֿךָ וְחֻצוֺת‎ and streets (i.e. bazaars) shalt thou make thee in D., as my father made in Samaria (a concession involving the right of trading), Amos 5:16; Isaiah 15:3; 24:11 (as scene of mourning), 5:25; Jeremiah 51:4; Ezekiel 11:6; 28:23 ( as filled with corpses of slain), כָּלחֿוּצוֺת בְּראֹשׁ‎ i.e. in conspicuous places, Nahum 3:10; Lamentations 2:19; 4:1; Isaiah 51:20, חוּצוֺת טִיט‎ mire of streets Zechariah 10:5 (trampled on by warriors), in simile, of foes trodden under foot, Psalm 18:43; Micah 7:10 ( so ח ׳כְּחֹמֶרIsaiah 10:6), metaphor of cheapness and abundance Zechariah 9:3.

b. more Generally, that which is outside enclosed cities, the open country, Job 18:17 עַלמְּֿנֵיחֿוּץ לוֺ שֵׁם וְלאֹ‎ (see De), compare Proverbs 24:27; in the plural Job 5:10 חוּצוֺת פְנֵי עַל מַיִם וְשֹׁלֵחַ‎, Proverbs 8:26; Psalm 144:13 (as place where flocks abound).