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.
Recent Examples of outer from the Web
The U.S. sent V2 rockets carrying payloads of corn seeds and fruit flies into outer space.
Their specialized, beak-like mouths are particularly useful for prying crabs and small shellfish loose from the soft outer surface of the logs.
So far, no Yelp reviews of the new spicy sandwich have been posted from outer space.
Simply line right above your upper lash line from the inner corner to the outer corner of your eye.
The Taiwanese government has cited concern about China’s growing capacity to blockade or invade its outer islands to justify efforts to acquire more modern fighter jets and build its own submarines.
Remove your clothes without letting their outer surface touch your skin and launder them immediately, not with other clothes, in cold water.
The Night Wolves played a role in the Ukrainian uprising, once had their flag flown in outer space by Russian cosmonauts and are under U.S. sanctions.
Michael Bay’s latest explosive offering wants to be everything—a medieval romp, an outer-space spectacle, a taut action-thriller.
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Origin and Etymology of outer
Middle English, from 4out + 1-er
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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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