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adjective out·er \ˈau̇-tər\

Simple Definition of outer

  • : located on or toward the outside of something : not on or at the inside or center of something

  • : of or relating to a person's body or physical appearance rather than to a person's mind or spirit

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outer

  1. 1 :  existing independent of mind :  objective

  2. 2 a :  situated farther out <the outer limits> b :  being away from a center c :  situated or belonging on the outside

Examples of outer in a sentence

  1. the outer edges of the roof

  2. The package's outer covering was damaged.

  3. I removed the outer skin of the onion.

  4. Her inner turmoil was masked by an outer calm.



Origin and Etymology of outer

Middle English, from 4out + 1-er


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with outer

doubter, flouter, grouter, pouter, router, scouter, shouter, spouter, touter


OUTER Defined for Kids

outer

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adjective out·er \ˈau̇-tər\

Definition of outer for Students

  1. :  located on the outside or farther out <I peeled off the onion's outer skin.> <Storms damaged the outer row of trees.>





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