Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person associated with but not officially residing in an institution, especially a nonresident physician on a hospital staff.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person affiliated with an institution in a lesser capacity, for example, as a non-resident or as a part-time affiliate.
  • n. Outward form or part; exterior.
  • adj. External.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. External; outward; not inherent.
  • n. A pupil in a seminary who lives without its walls; a day scholar.
  • n. Outward form or part; exterior.
  • n. same as externe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Outward; external; visible.
  • Being outside; coming from without.
  • n. Outward form or part; exterior.
  • n. A student or pupil who does not live or board within a college or seminary; a day-scholar.
  • n. A young physician, or advanced medical student, who is a member of the medical staff in a hospital but attends only during the day, sleeping outside; also, one who cares for patients in the out-patient department or in their homes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there

Etymologies

Latin externus, external; see external.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin externus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Certainly it is good to compound employments of both; for that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age, may correct the defects of both; and good for succession, that young men may be learners, while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for extern accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favor and popularity, youth.

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