Definitions for outlyingˈaʊtˌlaɪ ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•ly•ingˈaʊtˌlaɪ ɪŋ(adj.)

  1. lying at a distance from the center or the main body; remote.

  2. lying outside the boundary.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outlying(a)(adj)

    relatively far from a center or middle

    "outlying settlements"


  1. outlying(Adjective)

    Relatively remote from some central location.

    The more outlying villages were never visited by their member of parliament.

  2. outlying(Adjective)

    Located outside of some boundary or limit.

    When the map was redrawn after the war, our cousin found herself living in outlying territory.

Translations for outlying

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


distant, far from a city etc

outlying villages.

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