What does outsider mean?

Definitions for outsider
ˌaʊtˈsaɪ dərout·sider

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreigner, outsider(noun)

    someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group

  2. outsider(noun)

    a contestant (human or animal) not considered to have a good chance to win


  1. outsider(Noun)

    One who is not part of a community or organization.

    While the initiated easily understand the symbols, they are wholly inaccessible to outsiders.

  2. outsider(Noun)

    A newcomer with little or no experience in an organization or community.

    Seeing the mess professional politicians have made of things is it any wonder the electorate is beginning to prefer outsiders.

  3. outsider(Noun)

    A competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot; a dark horse

    Johnny was an outsider at this years karate tournament, but he still managed to win second place out of sheer determination.


  1. Outsider

    In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, an outsider is a type of creature, or "creature type". Outsiders are at least partially composed of the essence of a plane other than the Prime Material Plane. All outsiders have darkvision out to 60 feet. As a group, they have no other special abilities or immunities. Most outsiders have the extraplanar subtype, but those that don't always have the native subtype and live on the Material Plane. Most extraplanar outsiders are from the Outer Planes, but some come from the Inner Planes.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outsider' in Nouns Frequency: #2523

Anagrams for outsider »

  1. iodurets

  2. dries out

  3. outrides

  4. suitored

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outsider in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outsider in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of outsider in a Sentence

  1. John Sides:

    I am uncertain that we are yet at a place where we should say the pattern of history is about to be broken, i am a little bit cautious about saying this is the year of the outsider and everything we thought we knew about primaries has to go out of the window because this time is different.

  2. David Studdert:

    That really changed the culture and the environment in Australia, as an outsider, it's an area that intrigues me because it's somewhat uniquely American.

  3. Christopher Mikson:

    The FDA is a massive government bureaucracy... There is a political aspect to running the FDA that is not really something that Dr. Hahn has done in the past, one of the reasons the Trump Administration would bring him in is because he is an outsider. He is an academic medical administrator from Texas by way of Philadelphia, not a Washington insider.

  4. Phil Workman:

    One thing that led me to Stitt was that he’s out of the norm for politics in that he’s not an insider, he’s an outsider.

  5. Robert Frost:

    You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.

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  • Außenseiterin, Aussenseiter, AußenseiterGerman
  • novulo, eksteruloEsperanto
  • novato, lego, marginadoSpanish
  • musta hevonen, tulokasFinnish
  • exclu, outsider, nouveau venu, étranger, inconnuFrench
  • 部外者, 局外者, アウトサイダーJapanese
  • tauiwiMāori
  • déʼéyóníNavajo, Navaho
  • forasteiro, marginalPortuguese
  • пришелец, новичок, посторонний, незнакомка, аутсайдер, незнакомецRussian
  • аутсајдер, постраник, autsajder, postranikSerbo-Croatian
  • utomståendeSwedish
  • dışlanan, hariç tutulan, yeni gelenTurkish

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