Definitions for outerˈaʊ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•erˈaʊ tər(adj.)

  1. situated on or toward the outside:

    an outer wall.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. situated farther out or farther from the center.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. of or pertaining to the external world.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of outer:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. outer(a)(adj)

    being on the outside or further from a center

    "spent hours adorning the outer man"; "the outer suburbs"

  2. outer(adj)

    located outside

    "outer reality"

  3. outer(adj)

    being on or toward the outside of the body

    "the outer ear"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outer(adjective)ˈaʊ tər

    ≠ inner

    the outer doors of the building; the outer layers of material

  2. outerˈaʊ tər

    ≠ inner

    the outer suburbs of the city


  1. outer(Noun)

    An outer part.

  2. outer(Noun)

    (wholesale trade) the smallest single unit normally sold to retailers, usually equal to one retail display box.

    We ordered two cartons with twelve outers in each.

  3. outer(Noun)

    Someone who admits to something publicly.

  4. outer(Noun)

    Someone who outs another.

  5. outer(Adjective)

    Outside; external.

  6. outer(Adjective)

    Farther from the centre of the inside.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3940

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3421

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outer' in Adjectives Frequency: #516

Anagrams of outer

  1. Outré

Translations for outer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


outside; far from (the centre of) something

outer space.

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