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adjective out·er \ ˈau̇-tər \

Definition of outer

1 :existing independent of mind :objective
  • outer reality
2 a :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

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.

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Origin and Etymology of outer

Middle English, from 4out + 1-er

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OUTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of outer for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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adjective out·er \ ˈau̇-tər \

Definition of outer for Students

: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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