from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb Out to or in remote rural country, especially in Australia or New Zealand.
- noun The remote rural part of a country, especially of Australia or New Zealand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Australian The remote bush country of Australia.
- adjective prenominal same as
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- noun Australia The most
remoteand desolateareas of Australia; the desertand areas too arid for growing crops.
- adjective Characteristic of the most remote and desolate areas of Australia; very
- adverb To or towards the most remote and desolate areas of Australia.
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- noun the bush country of the interior of Australia
- adjective inaccessible and sparsely populated
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[Roderick Chisholm, Boundaries as Dependent Particulars (1984: 88)] “The reason why it's vague where the outback begins is not that there's this thing, the outback, with imprecise borders; rather there are many things, with different borders, and nobody has been fool enough to try to enforce a choice of one of them as the official referent of the word ˜outback™.”
Boundary Varzi, Achille 2008
The reason it's vague where the outback begins is not that there's this thing, the outback, with imprecise borders; rather there are many things, with different borders, and nobody has been fool enough to try to enforce a choice of one of them as the official referent of the word ˜outback.™
Determinates vs. Determinables Sanford, David H. 2006
And i know what you mean about the impact of things like tablecloths and such even in "outback" sort of places.
The Formal Home 2006
The girls must suffer a torture that, like the outback, is pushed continually outward in a single direction.
The number of people moving from high tech developed areas to the low tech outback is vanishingly small compared to the numbers migrating to the city and developed world.
The outback is as harsh in it's own way as Alaska in my opinion.
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service says the discovery of a rare bird in outback Queensland will probably attract worldwide scientific interest.
Archive 2007-02-01 2007
The World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback is coming up, and we’re already seeing some truly incredible vehicles going for the gold.
I end up having to use the BB quite often because of Optus’ crappy coverage (and I am not in outback, I am at surfersparadise), at best, calls are ok but 3G data doesnot work.
Being in the outback was a spiritual and moving experience for me so this email resonated deeply.