Definition of outer
1 : existing independent of mind : objective outer reality
2a : situated farther out the outer limitsb : being away from a center the planet's outer ringsc : situated or belonging on the outside an outer covering
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.
Origin and Etymology of outer
Middle English, from 4out + 1-er
First Known Use: 13th century
OUTER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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