exterior

adjective
ex·​te·​ri·​or | \ ek-ˈstir-ē-ər How to pronounce exterior (audio) \

Definition of exterior

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : being on an outside surface : situated on the outside
2 : observable by outward signs his exterior quietness is belied by an occasional nervous twitchCurrent Biography
3 : suitable for use on outside surfaces

exterior

noun

Definition of exterior (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : an exterior part or surface : outside
b : outward manner or appearance
2 : a representation (as on stage or film) of an outdoor scene also : a scene filmed outdoors

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Other Words from exterior

Adjective

exteriorly adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for exterior

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of exterior in a Sentence

Adjective the house's exterior walls badly need to be painted Noun The building has a rather plain exterior. the exterior of the tooth consists of very hard enamel
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The only exterior changes occur on the Telluride's already assertive front end. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 17 June 2021 Honda chose to go with a simple, yet sporty, exterior design on its all-new 2022 Civic. Michael Harley, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Then there is property insurance, where Tractable plans to offer its technology to insurers to enable their customers to get instant claims assessments for exterior damage to buildings, not including roofs. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 16 June 2021 But just as Sheila Rubin’s picture-perfect exterior conceals a whole lot of pain and suffering, the glitzy packaging of Physical is wrapped around a miserable, frustrating show. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2021 The insects delayed a White House charter plane scheduled to leave Washington after invading exterior sections of the aircraft. Rachel Trent, CNN, 13 June 2021 The exterior skating features shown in the images are close to what's going to be built, said Greenfield Director of Neighborhood Services Jeff Katz, but the look of the building is still evolving. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2021 The resulting document looks like a house that has gone through one too many exterior renovations without a thought given to the aesthetics. David J. Smith, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Three bullet holes were found on exterior light fixtures and windows of the building. Jessika Harkay, courant.com, 3 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The company handles the exchange of keys with the owner, cleans the interior and exterior, and includes insurance. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 Owner Rich Gent submitted plans that will result in a refurbishment of the building’s exterior, replacing the strip’s current wooden shiplap with fiber cement panels. cleveland, 27 May 2021 But even here, the newest standards (e.g., ISO/SAE 21434) suggest that the boundary of consideration for the Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment (TARA) is the vehicle’s physical exterior, thereby making satellite signals out of scope. Steve Tengler, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Yes, this prevents spilling fuel inside your truck bed or all over your vehicle’s exterior. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 13 May 2021 The Elgin City Council is expected to review the project Wednesday and sign off annexation, preliminary and final subdivision plats, and several variances for things like monument graphics and materials used for the building’s exterior. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, 11 May 2021 These proteins can bind to the spike protein found on the novel coronavirus’s exterior and block the microorganism from entering human cells. Chris Smith, BGR, 10 Mar. 2021 This color combo, along with a green tachometer, is a striking complement to the vehicle’s exterior. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 10 Mar. 2021 Eight affect the spike protein on the virus’s exterior. Anchorage Daily News, 22 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of exterior

Adjective

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for exterior

Adjective

Latin, comparative of exter, exterus being on the outside, foreign, from ex

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The first known use of exterior was in 1528

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20 Jun 2021

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“Exterior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exterior. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for exterior

exterior

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of exterior

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: located on the outside of something
: suited for use on outside surfaces
: shown on the outside or surface

exterior

noun

English Language Learners Definition of exterior (Entry 2 of 2)

: an outer part or surface
: the way someone looks or seems to other people : a person's outward appearance

exterior

adjective
ex·​te·​ri·​or | \ ek-ˈstir-ē-ər How to pronounce exterior (audio) \

Kids Definition of exterior

 (Entry 1 of 2)

exterior

noun

Kids Definition of exterior (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an external part or surface the building's exterior
2 : the way someone appears His tough exterior hides a soft heart.

exterior

adjective
ex·​te·​ri·​or | \ ek-ˈstir-ē-ər How to pronounce exterior (audio) \

Medical Definition of exterior

: being on an outside surface : situated on the outside

Other Words from exterior

exteriorly adverb

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