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

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 Most people across the country are bound to experience the eclipse in some form, but only 13 states fall directly in the path of totality, where the moon will appear large enough to shield all but the sun's outermost layer, the corona. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2024 Google users who search about the eclipse can see a graphic overlay depicting what millions on the path of totality will see Monday: the moment when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, revealing just the sun's outermost layer called the corona. USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 During totality, viewers in many places were able to see a corona, the outermost part of the sun's atmosphere. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 8 Apr. 2024 The refreshing cerveza pairs well with a total eclipse, when the sun’s corona, the outermost layer, becomes visible for those in the path of totality. Jason Rossi, The Enquirer, 5 Apr. 2024 The bridge extends over the Patapsco River and serves as the outermost crossing of the Baltimore harbor. Alexandra Banner, CNN, 26 Mar. 2024 The innermost planets of the system, scorched by their proximity to their star, and the outermost, locked in eternal ice, bookend the real stars of the show: three planets residing in the Goldilocks zone. Tony Bradley, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 That moment will come when the moon completely blocks the sun's disk and ushers in totality, whereby darkness falls and spectators can catch a rare sight of the sun's outermost layer known as the corona. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2024 This is the most superficial layer of the epidermis, or the outermost layer of skin. Lisa Desantis, Health, 22 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outermost was in the 14th century

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“Outermost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outermost. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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out·​er·​most ˈau̇t-ər-ˌmōst How to pronounce outermost (audio)
: farthest out

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