outer

adjective
out·​er | \ ˈau̇-tər How to pronounce outer (audio) \

Definition of outer

1 : existing independent of mind : objective outer reality
2a : situated farther out the outer limits
b : being away from a center the planet's outer rings
c : situated or belonging on the outside an outer covering

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Synonyms & Antonyms for outer

Synonyms

exterior, external, outside, outward

Antonyms

inner, inside, interior, internal, inward

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Examples of outer in a Sentence

the outer edges of the roof The package's outer covering was damaged. I removed the outer skin of the onion. Her inner turmoil was masked by an outer calm.
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Arconic’s products include titanium fasteners that hold the outer metal skin on aircraft and lightweight composite frames on the latest models of commercial jets. Bob Tita, WSJ, "Arconic Scuttles Deal to Sell to Apollo Global," 22 Jan. 2019 The dive took place off a coral atoll called St. Joseph in the outer islands of Seychelles on a mission to explore the Indian Ocean. David Keyton, The Seattle Times, "Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape," 13 Apr. 2019 Meanwhile, at Area, shimmery purple metallics were glided onto the outer eye and cheekbones, making for a more dramatic finish. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Scarlett Johansson Does a Wearable Take on One of Spring’s Biggest Beauty Trends," 11 Apr. 2019 Whenever possible, seek out products with fewer components and without parts or materials that can’t be recycled (aim for codes 1 and 2) and unnecessary elements like outer boxes. Good Housekeeping, "The Real Meaning of Clean Beauty, According to Scientists," 11 Apr. 2019 The curvy top looks almost like a wine corkscrew, while the circular center slides snugly into the outer C-shape. Maddie Hiatt, House Beautiful, "This Faucet May Be the Chicest One We've Ever Seen," 1 Feb. 2019 At that time, the moon will move into the outer part of the Earth’s shadow and appear slightly dim for the next 57 minutes. Brianna Abbott, WSJ, "Sunday’s Total Lunar Eclipse Will Be a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’," 17 Jan. 2019 Spaceballs’ Interactive Play along to Mel Brooks’ outer-space comedy. Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "Spice, sauerkraut and Barenaked Ladies: the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week," 8 July 2018 The city should work with all parties to ensure access to everyone who wants to ride a bike to get around their communities — not one company which has long left outer-borough New Yorkers stranded. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Citi Bike to triple in size, thanks to $100 million from new owner Lyft," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of outer

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for outer

Middle English, from out entry 4 + -er entry 1

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The first known use of outer was in the 13th century

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outer

adjective

English Language Learners 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

outer

adjective
out·​er | \ ˈau̇-tər How to pronounce outer (audio) \

Kids Definition of outer

: 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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