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Meaning of outside by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Proper noun


    1. ( slang, US ) To residents of Alaska, the rest of the United States, especially the contiguous 48 states south of Canada .
      She's going to the Outside for Christmas .



Explanation of outside by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. outside a building

    2. in summer we play outside
    3. on the outside

    4. outside, the box is black
    1. ( of a baseball pitch ) on the far side of home plate from the batter

    2. an outside pitch
    3. originating or belonging beyond some bounds:

    4. the outside world
      outside interests
      an outside job
    5. on or toward an outer edge

    6. the outside lane
    7. leading to or from the outside

    8. an outside door
    9. from or between other countries

    10. developing nations need outside help
    11. functioning outside the boundaries or precincts of an organized unit

    12. coming from the outside

    13. disdaining outside pressure groups
    14. very unlikely

    15. an outside chance
    16. located, suited for, or taking place in the open air

    17. relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit

    18. an outside margin
    1. the outer side or surface of something

    2. the region that is outside of something

    Definition of outside by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Outside n.
      1. The external part of a thing; the part, end, or side which forms the external surface; that which appears, or is manifest; that which is superficial; the exterior.

      There may be great need of an outside where there is little or nothing within. South.

      Created beings see nothing but our outside. Addison.

      2. The part or space which lies beyond the external edge of a structure or beyond the boundary of an inclosure.

      I threw open the door of my chamber, and found the family standing on the outside. Spectator.

      3. The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.; the utmost; as, “it may last a week at the outside”.

      4. One who, or that which, is without; hence, an outside passenger, as distinguished from one who is inside. See Inside, n. 3. [Colloq. Eng.]

      5. The part of the world not encompassed by or under control of an organization or institution; as, “prisoners are not allowed to pass objects to persons on the outside; one may not discuss company secretes with anyone on the outside”.

    2. Outside a.
      1. Of or pertaining to the outside; external; exterior; superficial.

      2. Reaching the extreme or farthest limit, as to extent, quantity, etc.; as, “an outside estimate”. [Colloq.]

      Outside finish ( Arch. ), a term for the minor parts, as corner boards, hanging stiles, etc., required to complete the exterior of a wooden building; -- rare in masonry.

    3. Outside adv. or prep. On or to the outside ( of ); without; on the exterior; as, “to ride outside the coach; he stayed outside.”