Definitions for outsideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•sideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd(n.; adj.; adv.; prep.)

  1. the outer side, surface, or part; exterior.

  2. the external aspect or appearance.

  3. the space beyond an enclosure, boundary, etc.

  4. a position away or farther away from the inside or center:

    the horse on the outside.

  5. Basketball. a position away or further away from the basket, usu. fifteen feet or more.

    Category: Sport

  6. (adj.)originating beyond an enclosure, boundary, etc.:

    news from the outside world.

  7. situated on or pertaining to the outside; exterior.

  8. situated away from the inside or center:

    the outside lane.

  9. not belonging to a specified group:

    outside influences.

  10. extremely unlikely or remote:

    an outside chance for recovery.

  11. extreme or maximum:

    an outside estimate.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. being in addition to one's regular work or duties:

    an outside interest; an outside job.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  13. working on the outside, as of a place:

    an outside man to care for the grounds.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  14. Baseball. (of a pitched ball) passing, but not going over, home plate on the side opposite the batter.

    Category: Sport

  15. (adv.)on or to the outside:

    Take the dog outside.

  16. in or to an area beyond a given place:

    Citizens are forbidden to travel outside.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  17. (prep.)on the outside of:

    a noise outside the door.

  18. beyond the confines or borders of:

    visitors from outside the country.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  19. aside from:

    She has no interests outside her work.

Idioms for outside:

  1. at the outside,at the utmost limit; at the maximum.

    Category: Idiom

  2. outside of,other than; excepting.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of outside:

1495–1505

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outside, exterior(noun)

    the region that is outside of something

  2. outside, exterior(adj)

    the outer side or surface of something

  3. outside(adj)

    relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit

    "an outside margin"

  4. external, extraneous, outside(adj)

    coming from the outside

    "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"

  5. outside(adj)

    originating or belonging beyond some bounds:"the outside world"

    "outside interests"; "an outside job"

  6. outdoor(a), out-of-door, outside(adj)

    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. outside(adj)

    functioning outside the boundaries or precincts of an organized unit

    "extramural hospital care and treatment"; "extramural studies"

  8. outside(a)(adj)

    leading to or from the outside

    "an outside door"

  9. external, international, outside(a)(adj)

    from or between other countries

    "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"

  10. outside, remote(adj)

    very unlikely

    "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency"

  11. outside(adj)

    on or toward an outer edge

    "an outer lane"; "the outside lane"

  12. away, outside(adverb)

    (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter

    "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch"

  13. outside, outdoors, out of doors, alfresco(adverb)

    outside a building

    "in summer we play outside"

  14. outside(adverb)

    on the outside

    "outside, the box is black"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outside(adjective)ˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    ≠ indoor, inside

    an outside swimming pool

  2. outsideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    on or relating to the outer surface; = external

    the outside paint job

  3. outsideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    ≠ inside

    If you want to make an outside call, push 9.

  4. outsideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    not included in or part of a group, activity, subject, etc.

    Did you hire any outside help?; They had little contact with the outside world.

  5. outsideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    things sb likes to do away from work

    his outside interests, such as hockey and guitar

  6. outsideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    indicates sth could happen, but is very unlikely

    She might have an outside chance of winning the match.

  7. outsideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    ≠ the inside

    The outside of the car is in good condition.; It's blue on the outside.; From the outside, it looks small.

  8. outsideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    judging from the way sb appears

    He's tough on the outside, but he's really very gentle.

  9. outside(adverb)ˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    ≠ inside

    Go outside and see who it is.

  10. outsideˈaʊtˈsaɪd, -ˌsaɪd; adj. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊt-; adv. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd; prep. ˌaʊtˈsaɪd, ˈaʊtˌsaɪd

    ≠inside

    How cold is it outside?

Wiktionary

  1. outside(Noun)

    The part of something that faces out; the outer surface.

  2. outside(Noun)

    The external appearance of something.

  3. outside(Noun)

    The space beyond some limit or boundary.

  4. outside(Adverb)

    On or towards the outside.

  5. outside(Adverb)

    Outdoors.

    I slept outside last night.

  6. outside(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the outer surface, limit or boundary.

    The outside surface looks good.

  7. outside(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to or originating from beyond the outer surface, limit or boundary.

  8. outside(Adjective)

    Away from the batter as it crosses home plate.

    The first pitch is ... just a bit outside.

  9. outside(Preposition)

    On the outside of.

  10. outside(Preposition)

    Near, but not in.

  11. outside(Preposition)

    Except, apart from.

    Outside of winning the lottery, the only way to succeed is through many years of hard work.

  12. Outside(ProperNoun)

    To residents of Alaska, the rest of the United States, especially the contiguous 48 states south of Canada.

    She's going to the Outside for Christmas.

Freebase

  1. Outside

    Outside is a concept album first released 26 September 1995 by David Bowie on Virgin Records. His nineteenth studio album, it has been called "risky" but successful. The album was Bowie's "highly anticipated" reunion with Brian Eno, whom Bowie had worked with most famously on his Berlin Trilogy. Subtitled "the Ritual Art-Murder of Baby Grace Blue: A non-linear Gothic Drama Hyper-Cycle," Outside centres around the characters of a dystopian world on the eve of the 21st century. The album put Bowie back into the mainstream scene of rock music with its singles "The Hearts Filthy Lesson", "Strangers When We Meet", and "Hallo Spaceboy".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outside' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #857

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outside' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1135

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outside' in Adverbs Frequency: #164

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outside' in Adjectives Frequency: #370


Translations for outside

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

outside(noun)

of, on, or near the outer part of anything

the outside door.

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