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[out-mohst or, esp. British, -muh st] /ˈaʊtˌmoʊst or, esp. British, -məst/
farthest out; outermost.
Origin of outmost
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at out-, -most Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The outmost Fringe vanish'd first, and the middlemost next, and the innermost last.

    Opticks Isaac Newton
  • She felt a cramp around her root That crippled every outmost shoot.

  • At its outmost height you are at the Kasba; when you reach the bottom you are in the European town.

  • Sound of it flies, with a velocity of sound, to the outmost Barriers.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • Within this outmost line there was a second row of trees and a rough stone wall, forming an inner defence.

  • To it again, after the same manner, making him lap his outmost Leg above a foot over his Inner.

  • The outmost tip of that chain was only a distant smudge lying low on the water.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • And particularly at P, where the outmost violet-making Rays fall alone, the Colour must be the deepest violet.

    Opticks Isaac Newton
  • He had pushed his way through the crowd and was now standing in its outmost rank directly opposite the platform.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • To it again, after the same manner, making him lap his outmost Leg above a foot over his inner.

British Dictionary definitions for outmost


another word for outermost
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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