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Definitions of outside

  1. outside a building; " in summer we play outside"
  2. the outer side or surface of something
  3. coming from the outside; " extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; " relying upon an extraneous income"; " disdaining outside pressure groups"
  4. from or between other countries; " external commerce"; " international trade"; " developing nations need outside help"
  5. maximal in amount; " a maximal amount"; " an outside estimate"
  6. located, suited for, or taking place in the open air; " outdoor clothes"; " badminton and other outdoor games"; " a beautiful outdoor setting for the wedding"
  7. relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit; " an outside margin"
  8. on the outside; " outside, the box is black"
  9. ( of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; " the pitch was away ( or wide)"; " an outside pitch"
  10. originating or belonging beyond some bounds:" the outside world"; " outside interests"; " an outside job"
  11. on or toward an outer edge; " an outer lane"; " the outside lane"
  12. functioning outside the boundaries or precincts of an organized unit; " extramural hospital care and treatment"; " extramural studies"
  13. leading to or from the outside; " an outside door"
  14. very unlikely; " an outside chance"; " a remote possibility"; " a remote contingency"
  15. The external part of a thing; the part, end, or side which forms the surface; that which appears, or is manifest; that which is superficial; the exterior.
  16. The part or space which lies without an inclosure; the outer side, as of a door, walk, or boundary.
  17. The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.; the utmost; as, it may last a week at the outside.
  18. One who, or that which, is without; hence, an outside passenger, as distinguished from one who is inside. See Inside, n. 3.
  19. Of or pertaining to the outside; external; exterior; superficial.
  20. Reaching the extreme or farthest limit, as to extent, quantity, etc.; as, an outside estimate.
  21. or prep. On or to the outside ( of); without; on the exterior; as, to ride outside the coach; he stayed outside.
  22. Without.
  23. The part of anything that is on the surface or that is seen; as, the outside of a house; the farthest limit; as, I shall return in a week, at the outside.
  24. Pertaining to, or situated upon, the surface or outside; external or exterior; reaching the limit; having no part in.
  25. Beyond the border; without.
  26. Beyond the limit of; out of; without.
  27. The outer side: the surface: the exterior.
  28. On the outside: exterior: superficial: external.
  29. External.
  30. On the outside.
  31. The exterior.
  32. External; exterior; extraneous; foreign; utmost.
  33. The external part of a thing; superficial appearance.
  34. The extreme.
  35. On the outside; exterior.
  36. External part; superficial appearance; part that lies out; the utmost.
  37. The external or outer part of a thing; superficial appearance; part most remote from the middle; the part lying without; the utmost; a passenger on the top of a coach.
  38. External; exterior.

Usage examples for outside

  1. The garden outside grew dark. – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. Well, my dear, put in Glenn, it's a bad night outside. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  3. He heard the outside door open, as it had opened a hundred times. – Pursuit by Lester del Rey
  4. It's all outside of my life, but grandfather's in it." – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  5. Maybe I won't even make it outside. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  6. He took a turn outside. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  7. If they could be content to live outside the world, why shouldn't he be as they? – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. Now the point of view as to the outside world means a great deal in life. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  9. The fact of the matter is, Nelson was given nothing and had nothing outside of a day's work; a day's work was what he lived for. – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  10. Through them the story would go back to the outside world. – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  11. On the outside of the paper was written in Spanish: This paper will be found on the body of Royal Macklin. – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  12. I've seen him outside our hotel. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  13. I hear a step outside. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  14. He could not bear her at that moment, when coming in from outside where everything had been so quiet, so free. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  15. We shall get no more money outside. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  16. There is snow outside, isn't there? – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  17. Do you believe that there is any Africa outside this tent? – Pinocchio in Africa by Cherubini
  18. Not more than twenty minutes at the outside. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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