What does exterior mean?

Definitions for exterior
ɪkˈstɪər i ərex·te·ri·or

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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. exterior(adj)

    situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building

    "an exterior scene"; "exterior grade plywood"; "exterior paints"

Wiktionary

  1. exterior(Noun)

    The outside part, parts or surface of something.

    It was written on the exterior

  2. exterior(Noun)

    Foreign lands.

    She is our new minister of the exterior

  3. exterior(Adjective)

    Relating to the outside parts or surface of something.

  4. exterior(Adjective)

    Being from outside a country; foreign.

  5. exterior(Adjective)

    Outdoors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exterior(adj)

    external; outward; pertaining to that which is external; -- opposed to interior; as, the exterior part of a sphere

    Etymology: [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. extrieur. See Ex-, and cf. Extreme, Interior.]

  2. Exterior(adj)

    external; on the outside; without the limits of; extrinsic; as, an object exterior to a man, opposed to what is within, or in his mind

    Etymology: [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. extrieur. See Ex-, and cf. Extreme, Interior.]

  3. Exterior(adj)

    relating to foreign nations; foreign; as, the exterior relations of a state or kingdom

    Etymology: [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. extrieur. See Ex-, and cf. Extreme, Interior.]

  4. Exterior(noun)

    the outward surface or part of a thing; that which is external; outside

    Etymology: [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. extrieur. See Ex-, and cf. Extreme, Interior.]

  5. Exterior(noun)

    outward or external deportment, form, or ceremony; visible act; as, the exteriors of religion

    Etymology: [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. extrieur. See Ex-, and cf. Extreme, Interior.]

Freebase

  1. Exterior

    In topology, the exterior of a subset S of a topological space X is the union of all open sets of X which are disjoint from S. It is itself an open set and is disjoint from S. The exterior of S is denoted by or

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exterior

    eks-tē′ri-or, adj. outer: outward, external: on or from the outside: foreign.—n. outward part or surface: outward form or deportment: appearance.—n. Exterior′ity.—adv. Extē′riorly, outwardly. [L. exterior, comp. of exter, outward—ex, out.]

Editors Contribution

  1. exterior

    A type of surface.

    The exterior of the house had to be painted, we did it easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Exterior

    the outside.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exterior in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exterior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of exterior in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Caldwell:

    Hyundai is still seen as a value brand but their proposition has weakened over time as their prices have gone up while their exterior style has stood out less.

  2. Charles McDiarmid:

    We are so close to the ocean, and when the tides are high and a storm is in full force, the water will actually come up right under The Pointe Restaurant, where wehave an exterior laser microphone that brings the sound of the crashing waves right into the restaurant in real time and full stereo.

  3. Anne Bronte, Agnes Grey:

    It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.

  4. Oscar Levant:

    Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

  5. The Torch:

    All fire safety systems functioned effectively during the incident thereby restricting fire damage to the exterior of the building.

Images & Illustrations of exterior

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