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  • 1 outer — outer, outward, outside, external, exterior mean being or placed without something. Although in many cases interchangeable, they are more or less restricted in their applications and are therefore clearly distinguished in their implications.… …

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  • 2 Outer — Out er (out [ e]r), a. [Compar. of {Out}.] [AS. [=u]tor, compar. of [=u]t, adv., out. See {Out}, {Utter}, a.] Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the interior, from a given station, or from any space or position regarded as a …

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  • 4 Outer — Out er, n. (a) The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull s eye. (b) A shot which strikes the outer of a target. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 outer — late 14c., comparative of out (on analogy of inner), replacing by 18c. forms descended from O.E. uttera (comp. of O.E. ut out ) which developed into utter and was no longer felt as connected with out. Outer space first attested 1901 in writings… …

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  • 6 outer — [out′ər] adj. [ME outter; new form < out + er, replacing uttere,UTTER1] 1. located farther without; exterior; external 2. relatively far out or far removed [the outer regions] …

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  • 7 Outer — Out er, n. [From {Out}, v.] One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster; dispossession. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 outer — index peripheral Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 outer — [adj] external, exposed alien, beyond, exoteric, exterior, extraneous, extrinsic, outermost, outlying, outmost, outside, outward, over, peripheral, remote, superficial, surface, without; concepts 484,583 Ant. central, inner, interior …

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  • 10 outer — ► ADJECTIVE 1) outside; external. 2) further from the centre or the inside. ► NOUN Brit. ▪ the division of a target furthest from the bullseye …

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  • 11 outer — adj. & n. adj. 1 outside; external (pierced the outer layer). 2 farther from the centre or inside; relatively far out. 3 objective or physical, not subjective or psychical. n. 1 a the division of a target furthest from the bull s eye. b a shot… …

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  • 12 outer — outerness, n. /ow teuhr/, adj. 1. situated on or toward the outside; external; exterior: outer garments; an outer wall. 2. situated farther out or farther from the center: the outer reaches of space. 3. of or pertaining to the external world.… …

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  • 13 outer — out|er [ˈautə US ər] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: out] 1.) on the outside of something ≠ ↑inner ▪ Remove the tough outer leaves before cooking. 2.) further from the centre of something ≠ ↑inner ▪ the outer suburbs 3.) relating …

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  • 14 outer — [[t]a͟ʊtə(r)[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n The outer parts of something are the parts which contain or enclose the other parts, and which are furthest from the centre. He heard a voice in the outer room. ...the outer suburbs of the city. Ant: inner …

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  • 15 outer — /ˈaʊtə / (say owtuh) adjective 1. farther out; external; of or relating to the outside. –noun 2. Colloquial an open betting place near a racecourse. 3. that part of a sportsground which is without shelter. 4. Archery, etc. a. the outermost ring… …

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  • 16 outer — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from 4out + 1 er Date: 13th century 1. existing independent of mind ; objective 2. a. situated farther out < the outer limits > b. being away from a center c. situat …

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  • 17 outer — out|er [ autər ] adjective only before noun ** 1. ) on or around the outside of something: The outer walls of the castle were over six feet thick. 2. ) farthest away from the center of something: the outer limits of the solar system ─ opposite… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 outer — adjective (only before noun) 1 on the outside of something: Remove the tough outer leaves before cooking. 2 further from the centre of something: the outer suburbs opposite inner (1) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 outer — adjective 1) the outer layer Syn: outside, outermost, outward, exterior, external, surface 2) outer areas of the city Syn: outlying, distant, remote, faraway, furthest, peripheral …

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  • 20 outer — adjective 1) the outer layer Syn: outside, outermost, outward, exterior, external, surface 2) the outer islands Syn: outlying, distant, remote, faraway, far flung …

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