Definitions for outbackˈaʊtˌbæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (sometimes cap.) Chiefly Australian. the back country or remote settlements; the bush (usu. prec. by the).

    Category: British

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outback(adj)

    the bush country of the interior of Australia

  2. outback(a), remote(adj)

    inaccessible and sparsely populated;


  1. outback(Noun)

    The most remote and desolate areas of Australia; the desert and areas too arid for growing crops.

  2. outback(Adverb)

    To or towards the most remote and desolate areas of Australia.

  3. outback(Adjective)

    Characteristic of the most remote and desolate areas of Australia; very remote from urban areas.

  4. Origin: From out + back.


  1. Outback

    The Outback is the vast, remote, arid area of Australia. The term "the outback" is generally used to refer to locations that are comparatively more remote than those areas named "the bush" which, colloquially, can refer to any lands outside the main urban areas.

Anagrams of outback

  1. back out, backout

  2. Back out

  3. Backout

Translations for outback

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(in Australia) the country areas away from the coast and cities.

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