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"


  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)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Exterior(adj)

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

  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

  3. Exterior(adj)

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

  4. Exterior(noun)

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

  5. Exterior(noun)

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

  6. Origin: [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.]


  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.]

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  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. Publilius Syrus:

    A fair exterior is a silent recommendation.

  2. Oscar Levant:

    Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

  3. Vikrant Parsai:

    Don’t be led by the exterior. Give more attention to what lies beneath the skin.

  4. Martin McGuinness:

    Obviously the pleasant exterior of Martin McGuinness is not all that there is to him.

  5. Christian Gumpold:

    What we are attempting to do is to create a living space where exterior and interior interact in harmony.

Images & Illustrations of exterior

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