What does outlying mean?

Definitions for outlyingˈaʊtˌlaɪ ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word outlying.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outlying

    owt′lī-ing, adj. lying out or beyond: remote: on the exterior or frontier: detached.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlying in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ted Callahan:

    They have moved stockpiles (to outlying districts) because they knew they wouldn't hold the city for long. encyclopedia.

  2. Ole Arve Misund:

    Normally by March, these waters would be frozen over, a layer of ice so thick that people would take their snowmobiles from town to outlying areas, but the last time they froze was a decade ago.

  3. Evan Schuurman:

    The phone network being down makes things incredibly difficult, it's meant that it's taken a lot longer to actually find out what's happening in some of the outlying islands, and so the sooner the communications can get back up and running, the better.

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