American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The part or parts that face out; the outer surface.
- n. The part or side of an object that is presented to the viewer; the external aspect.
- n. Outward aspect or appearance: "You'll never persuade me that I can't tell what men are by their outsides” ( George Eliot).
- n. The space beyond a boundary or limit.
- n. Sports A position at a distance from the inside or center, as of a playing field or racetrack.
- n. The utmost limit; the maximum: We'll be leaving in ten days at the outside.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being on or near the outer side; outer: the outside margin.
- adj. Of, restricted to, or situated on the outer side of an enclosure or a boundary; external: an outside door lock; an outside antenna.
- adj. Located away from the inside or center: the outside traffic lane.
- adj. Acting, occurring, originating, or being at a place beyond certain limits: knew little of the outside world.
- adj. Gaining or providing access to the external side: an outside telephone line.
- adj. Not belonging to or originating in a certain group or association: requested outside assistance; deplored outside interference.
- adj. Being beyond the limits of one's usual work or responsibilities: My outside interests are skiing and sailing.
- adj. Extreme, uttermost: The costs have exceeded even our outside estimates.
- adj. Very unlikely; remote: only an outside possibility of winning the tournament.
- adj. Baseball Passing on the side of home plate away from the batter. Used of a pitch.
- adv. On or to the outer or external side.
- adv. Outdoors.
- prep. On or to the outer or external side of: saw someone outside the window.
- prep. Beyond the limits of: a little place outside the city.
- prep. With the exception of; except: We have no other information outside the figures already given.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The part or place that lies without or beyond an inclosure, barrier, or inclosing line or surface of any kind, as opposed to the inside, or the part or place that lies within.
- n. One who or that which is without; particularly, a passenger on the outside of a coach or carriage.
- n. The external part of a thing; the outer surface; the exterior.
- n. External aspect or garb; that which merely strikes the eye; appearance.
- n. One who or that which possesses a fair exterior, but lacks genuine underlying excellences; a mere hypocrite or a vain show.
- n. An externality; an outward form; a mere formality.
- n. The furthest limit; the utmost: generally with the definite article.
- n. plural In printing, the top and bottom quires, more or less imperfect, of a ream of paper.
- Being on the outside; belonging to the surface or exterior; situated on or beyond the limits or bounds.
- Limited to the surface or exterior; superficial; consisting in mere show; existing in appearance only.
- Situated, seated, carried, or traveling on the exterior of a vehicle: as, an outside place; an outside passenger.
- Extreme; reaching or exceeding the limit; all that or more than is actual, is required, etc.: as, an outside estimate of expenses.
- Not directly concerned or interested; occupying an external position or having an external relation.
- On the outside; on the exterior; at or beyond the limits; externally; outwardly; without; not within; not in a house or assemblage.
- Beyond a harbor; out at sea: as, it is rough weather outside.
- On the exterior of a vehicle: as, to travel outside.
- To the exterior; from a point within to a point without; forth; out: as, to go outside.
- On the exterior of; beyond.
- To the exterior of; outward from: as, to go outside the house.
- n. The part of something that faces out; the outer surface.
- n. The external appearance of something.
- n. The space beyond some limit or boundary.
- n. dated, UK, colloquial A passenger riding on the outside of a coach or carriage.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the outer surface, limit or boundary.
- adj. Of, pertaining to or originating from beyond the outer surface, limit or boundary.
- adj. baseball Away (far) from the batter as it crosses home plate.
- adv. this sense?) On or towards the outside.
- adv. Outdoors.
- prep. this sense?) On the outside of.
- prep. Near, but not in.
- prep. Except, apart from.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The external part of a thing; the part, end, or side which forms the external surface; that which appears, or is manifest; that which is superficial; the exterior.
- n. The part or space which lies beyond the external edge of a structure or beyond the boundary of an inclosure.
- n. The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.; the utmost.
- n. Colloq. Eng. One who, or that which, is without; hence, an
outsidepassenger, as distinguished from one who is inside. See Inside, n. 3.
- n. The part of the world not encompassed by or under control of an organization or institution.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the outside; external; exterior; superficial.
- adj. colloq. Reaching the extreme or farthest limit, as to extent, quantity, etc..
- prep. On or to the outside (of); without; on the exterior
- adj. very unlikely
- adj. leading to or from the outside
- adv. outside a building
- adj. originating or belonging beyond some bounds:
- n. the outer side or surface of something
- n. the region that is outside of something
- adj. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
- adj. coming from the outside
- adj. located, suited for, or taking place in the open air
- adj. from or between other countries
- adj. on or toward an outer edge
- adj. relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit
- adj. functioning outside the boundaries or precincts of an organized unit
- adv. on the outside
“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.”
“It also adds a label outside of each loop to indicate where the execution should be picked back up when Jolt causes the program to exit the loop.”
“I also remind myself that no one actually knows my name outside a circle of twenty people.”
“The city will retain exclusive use of the name Tavern on the Green for restaurant services in the city, but use of the name outside of the tri-state region can now be sold, according to a settlement reached Thursday in federal bankruptcy court.”
“While it's quiet inside the bar, as Father Murphy gets down to sanctifyin ', outside is another story.”
“Ms. Whitman made her name outside H-P, building eBay from a small web-based auction site to an Internet powerhouse and then running, unsuccessfully, for California governor.”
“Against Him: He's not as recognized a name outside the Bravo universe.”
“To become the first European nation to win the title outside their home continent, and to paint Joburg orange on Sunday night, Holland will almost certainly need to do better than this.”
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