outer
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from 4out + 1-er Date: 13th century 1. existing independent of mind ; objective 2. a. situated farther out <
the outer limits
>
b. being away from a center c. situated or belonging on the outside <
the outer covering
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • outer — outer, outward, outside, external, exterior mean being or placed without something. Although in many cases interchangeable, they are more or less restricted in their applications and are therefore clearly distinguished in their implications.… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Outer — Out er (out [ e]r), a. [Compar. of {Out}.] [AS. [=u]tor, compar. of [=u]t, adv., out. See {Out}, {Utter}, a.] Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the interior, from a given station, or from any space or position regarded as a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Outer — Outer …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Outer — Out er, n. (a) The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull s eye. (b) A shot which strikes the outer of a target. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outer — late 14c., comparative of out (on analogy of inner), replacing by 18c. forms descended from O.E. uttera (comp. of O.E. ut out ) which developed into utter and was no longer felt as connected with out. Outer space first attested 1901 in writings… …   Etymology dictionary

  • outer — [out′ər] adj. [ME outter; new form < out + er, replacing uttere,UTTER1] 1. located farther without; exterior; external 2. relatively far out or far removed [the outer regions] …   English World dictionary

  • Outer — Out er, n. [From {Out}, v.] One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster; dispossession. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outer — index peripheral Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • outer — [adj] external, exposed alien, beyond, exoteric, exterior, extraneous, extrinsic, outermost, outlying, outmost, outside, outward, over, peripheral, remote, superficial, surface, without; concepts 484,583 Ant. central, inner, interior …   New thesaurus

  • outer — ► ADJECTIVE 1) outside; external. 2) further from the centre or the inside. ► NOUN Brit. ▪ the division of a target furthest from the bullseye …   English terms dictionary

  • outer — adj. & n. adj. 1 outside; external (pierced the outer layer). 2 farther from the centre or inside; relatively far out. 3 objective or physical, not subjective or psychical. n. 1 a the division of a target furthest from the bull s eye. b a shot… …   Useful english dictionary

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