out·​er·​most | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌmōst How to pronounce outermost (audio) \

Definition of outermost

: farthest out

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Examples of outermost in a Sentence

The arrow hit the outermost ring on the target. the outermost planet in our solar system
Recent Examples on the Web Water avocado trees from close to the trunk to past their outermost branches. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 July 2021 The outermost island in the Elizabeth Island chain is Cuttyhunk, a pretty slice of land with a small community. BostonGlobe.com, 7 July 2021 The lithosphere is the rigid outer layer of the Earth, including the crust and solid outermost layer of the upper mantle, and it is broken into separate rigid blocks or plates. Julia Musto, Fox News, 23 June 2021 Although cars can use any of Glebe Road’s six lanes during rush hour, the outermost lanes turn into on-street parking at off-peak times. Washington Post, 19 June 2021 Those rashes break out when irritants and allergens pass through the outermost layer of skin, triggering inflammation. San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 June 2021 It’s the outermost shell that holds everything together. Hannah Seo, Wired, 8 June 2021 The outermost ring of panels may translate to JPL’s latitude and longitude. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Feb. 2021 The planet and its moons have not been visited since 1989 when Voyager 2 passed by, leaving much about the solar system’s outermost planet unexplored. BostonGlobe.com, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of outermost

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Outermost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outermost. Accessed 6 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of outermost

: farthest from the center of something


out·​er·​most | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌmōst How to pronounce outermost (audio) \

Kids Definition of outermost

: farthest out

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