outlying

adjective out·ly·ing \ ˈau̇t-ˌlī-iŋ \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of outlying

: remote from a center or main body
  • outlying areas

Examples of outlying in a Sentence

  1. the outlying areas of the city

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First Known Use of outlying

1647


OUTLYING Defined for English Language Learners

outlying

adjective

Definition of outlying for English Language Learners

  • : far away from the center of a place


OUTLYING Defined for Kids

outlying

adjective out·ly·ing \ ˈau̇t-ˌlī-iŋ \

Definition of outlying for Students

: being far from a central point : remote
  • We saw outlying parts of the city.


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