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[ou-ter-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈaʊ tərˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
farthest out; remotest from the interior or center:
the outermost limits.
Origin of outermost
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at outer, -most Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Tua walked to the outermost edge of the tower and stood there waiting the end.

    Morning Star H. Rider Haggard
  • Woman-like she offered the man the outermost fringe of her thought.

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins
  • Another minute and the outermost rock was under their port bow.

    The Eagle Cliff R.M. Ballantyne
  • They had reached Europa Point, the outermost lighthouse of the promontory.

    Luna Benamor Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • There are four of them, the outermost being called the Single or "Girdle."

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands James T. Nichols
  • The outermost one, Neptune, would be thirty times as far from the sun as we are.

  • They are the same thing in the outermost and the innermost respectively.

    The Hidden Power

    Thomas Troward
  • Older wearers of petticoats cram all in except the outermost skirt.

    Last Words Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • In its circulation it has reached the outermost bounds of the British Empire.

    St. Nicholas George H. McKnight
British Dictionary definitions for outermost


furthest from the centre or middle; outmost
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for outermost

1580s, from outer + -most.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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