outermost

adjective
out·​er·​most | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌmōst \

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

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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 On top of the outermost layer of your roof (or the waterproof membrane, as it is known in roofing parlance), a protective mat or layer of insulation is laid down. Michelle Higgins, New York Times, "The Living Roof Takes Root," 26 June 2018 Two sets of wooden ramps leaned against the sides of the two outermost red-and-black trucks, creating takeoff and landing areas. Shaun Goodwin, kansascity, "How the heck did an Evel Knievel museum wind up in northeast Kansas?," 26 June 2018 In the outermost layer of shell, the proteins there bend it again, turning it yellow. Robinson Russell, National Geographic, "Why This Rare Lobster Is Colored Like Blue Cotton Candy," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of outermost

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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outermost

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of outermost

: farthest from the center of something

outermost

adjective
out·​er·​most | \ ˈau̇-tər-ˌmōst \

Kids Definition of outermost

: farthest out

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