adjective \ˈa-tər\

: 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

Full Definition of OUTER

:  existing independent of mind :  objective
a :  situated farther out <the outer limits>
b :  being away from a center
c :  situated or belonging on the outside

Examples of OUTER

  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 of OUTER

Middle English, from 4out + 1-er
First Known Use: 13th century


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