outer

adjective
out·​er | \ ˈau̇-tər \

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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Recent Examples on the Web

The spacecraft flew past Ultima Thule, a small asteroid on the outer edge of the solar system. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Here Is the First Image from New Horizons' Ultima Thule Flyby," 2 Jan. 2019 Instead of a countertop that typically is wet and dirty, trough-style sinks have an outer edge that slopes down toward the drain. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Airports Try Stall Tactic: Better Bathrooms," 2 Jan. 2019 Remove the lashes at your outer corners before bed. Jillian Ruffo, Glamour, "I Tried DIY Eyelash Extensions For A Month And Called It Quits With Mascara," 3 Jan. 2019 Once the mechanicals have passed inspection, and outer walls are properly insulated, the next step depends on the project. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "How Long It Takes To Renovate Every Single Room In Your House," 26 Dec. 2018 Draw a hashtag on the outer corner of your eyelid and smudging it out with the sponge. Seventeen.com Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 19 Dec. 2018 For this look, Vincent creates a blue metallic smoky eye by blending blue shadow shades from the crease to the outer corner of the eye. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "How to Create a Holiday Beauty Look for Under $15," 13 Dec. 2018 Next, apply a bronze shade onto the outer corners of your eyes, along the creases, and underneath the bottom lash line. Baze Mpinja, Marie Claire, "3 Super Simple Holiday Party Makeup Looks," 23 Nov. 2018 The bands form three elliptical rings, each in its own orbit, overlapping to create both the outer walls of the building and interior walls for the exhibition galleries. Julie V. Iovine., WSJ, "A Shrine to Honor Service," 24 Oct. 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 \

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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