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outer

[ ou-ter ]
/ ˈaʊ tər /
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adjective
situated on or toward the outside; external; exterior: outer garments; an outer wall.
situated farther out or farther from the center: the outer reaches of space.
of or relating to the external world.
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Origin of outer

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at out, -er4

OTHER WORDS FROM outer

out·er·ness, noun
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How to use outer in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for outer

outer
/ (ˈaʊtə) /

adjective (prenominal)
being or located on the outside; external
further from the middle or central part
noun
archery
  1. the white outermost ring on a target
  2. a shot that hits this ring
Australian the unsheltered part of the spectator area at a sports ground
on the outer Australian and NZ informal excluded or neglected
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