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Definition of "outside" []

  • The part or parts that face out; the outer surface. (noun)
  • The part or side of an object that is presented to the viewer; the external aspect. (noun)
  • Outward aspect or appearance: "You'll never persuade me that I can't tell what men are by their outsides” ( George Eliot). (noun)
  • The space beyond a boundary or limit. (noun)
  • Sports A position at a distance from the inside or center, as of a playing field or racetrack. (noun)
  • On or to the exterior of (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Beyond the limits of (preposition)
  • Apart from; other than (preposition)
  • Situated on the exterior (adjective)
  • Remote; unlikely (adjective)
  • Not a member of (adjective)
  • The greatest possible or probable (prices, odds, etc) (adjective)
  • (of a road lane, esp in a dual carriageway or motorway) situated nearer or nearest to the central reservation, for use by faster or overtaking vehicles (adjective)
  • Outside a specified thing or place; out of doors (adverb)
  • Not in prison (adverb)
  • The external side or surface (noun)
  • The external appearance or aspect (noun)
  • The exterior or outer part of something (noun)
  • (of a path, pavement, etc) the side nearest the road or away from a wall or building (noun)
  • An outside player, as in football (noun)
  • The outer sheets of a ream of paper (noun)
  • (in the north) the settled parts of Canada (noun)

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Use "outside" in a sentence
  • "An Irishman once explained the difference to an English traveller, in this way: "An outside car, yer honor, has the wheels _inside_, and an inside car has the wheels _outside_.""
  • "~two trailer park girls go round the outside, round the outside, round the outside~ and also."
  • "Here another departure from the programme took place, for my father was curious to see how so singular a craft behaved in open water: so, as there was a nice fresh breeze blowing, and sufficient sea on outside to give him a fair idea of her qualities, we worked out through the channel as soon as we reached it, and sailed round the island _outside_ of everything first of all, resuming the original plan as soon as we came inside again."