Outside Out"side`, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

There may be great need of an outside where there is little or nothing within. --South. [1913 Webster]

Created beings see nothing but our outside. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. The part or space which lies beyond the external edge of a structure or beyond the boundary of an inclosure. [1913 Webster +PJC]

I threw open the door of my chamber, and found the family standing on the outside. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

3. The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.; the utmost; as, it may last a week at the outside. [1913 Webster]

4. One who, or that which, is without; hence, an outside passenger, as distinguished from one who is inside. See {Inside}, n. 3. [Colloq. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

5. The part of the world not encompassed by or under control of an organization or institution; as, prisoners are not allowed to pass objects to persons on the outside; one may not discuss company secretes with anyone on the outside. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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