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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Located on the outside; external.
  • adjective Farther than another from the center or middle.
  • adjective Relating to the body or its appearance rather than the mind or spirit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, dispossession; an ouster.
  • To utter.
  • noun In electricity, one of the outside wires of a three-wire circuit.
  • Of or pertaining to the outside; that is without or on the outside; external: opposed to inner: as, the outer wall.
  • Further removed; being outside with reference to some place or point regarded as inner or internal.
  • noun In rifle-practice: The part of a target beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye, and thus nearer the outside.
  • noun A shot which strikes that part.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the interior, from a given station, or from any space or position regarded as a center or starting place; -- opposed to inner
  • adjective in England, the body of junior (or utter) barristers; -- so called because in court they occupy a place beyond the space reserved for Queen's counsel.
  • noun The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye.
  • noun A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
  • noun rare One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster; dispossession.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Outside; external.
  • adjective Farther from the centre of the inside.
  • noun An outer part.
  • noun the smallest single unit normally sold to retailers, usually equal to one retail display box.
  • noun Someone who admits to something publicly.
  • noun Someone who outs another.
  • noun One who puts out, ousts, or expels.
  • noun An ouster; dispossession.

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

  • adjective located outside
  • adjective being on or toward the outside of the body
  • adjective being on the outside or further from a center

Etymologies

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Comparative of out by analogy with inner.

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out (verb) + -er ("agent suffix")

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