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

Definition of outermost

: farthest out

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The arrow hit the outermost ring on the target. the outermost planet in our solar system

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The epidural space, which is the outermost part of the spinal canal, contains spinal nerve roots and loose connective tissue. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Paralyzed Man Walks Again With Surgical Implant," 25 Sep. 2018 Parker will be the first spacecraft to fly through the Sun’s corona, the outermost part of the star’s atmosphere. James Rogers, Fox News, "NASA's Parker Solar Probe gets closer to 'touching the Sun'," 6 Sep. 2018 This is essentially a blood clot that can occur when the outermost membrane surrounding the embryo (the chorion) separates a little from the uterine wall, allowing some blood to pool in that space between the two. Amy Marturana, SELF, "12 Causes of Spotting and Breakthrough Bleeding," 28 Dec. 2018 Then, finally, a month ago or a few weeks ago, the outermost layer of the onion, the outermost skin has been peeled and Facebook took down pro-Duterte pages in the Philippines. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Memo from a ‘Facebook nation’ to Mark Zuckerberg: You moved fast and broke our country.," 26 Nov. 2018 The windswept Shetlands lie less than 400 miles from the Arctic Circle, and their outermost isle, an uninhabited rocky outcrop called Out Stack, is the northernmost point of Britain. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "U.K. Maps Now Required to Give the Shetland Archipelago Some Respect," 15 Oct. 2018 The outermost layer of the heliosphere is known as the heliopause. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Voyager 2 Is Getting Close to Interstellar Space," 5 Oct. 2018 These are thoughts once relegated to the outermost fringes of the Democratic Party. David Nakamura, chicagotribune.com, "Trump praises ICE as criticism of immigration agency intensifies," 30 June 2018 The outermost areas where the eclipse will be visible to a population of people is in Adelaide, a costal town in the southern part of Australia, and Invercargill, on the tip of New Zealand. Gabby Raymond, Time, "A Partial Solar Eclipse Is Coming on Friday the 13th. That Hasn't Happened in 40 Years," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of outermost

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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to take the place or position of

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