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Meaning of EXTERIOR

Pronunciation:  ik'steereeur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the outer side or surface of something
  2. [n]  the region that is outside of something
  3. [adj]  situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building; "an exterior scene"; "exterior grade plywood"; "exterior paints"

EXTERIOR is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: out(a), outside, outside(a)
 Antonyms: inside, interior, interior
 See Also: open, open air, outdoor(a), outdoors, out-of-door, out-of-doors, outside, part, region, surface



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*te"ri*or\, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or
    exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar.
    fr. ex: cf. F. ext['e]rieur. See {Ex?}, and cf. {Extreme},
    1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is external;
       -- opposed to interior; as, the exterior part of a sphere.
             Sith nor the exterior nor the inward man Resemble
             that it was.                          --Shak.
    2. External; on the outside; without the limits of;
       extrinsic; as, an object exterior to a man, opposed to
       what is within, or in his mind.
             Without exterior help sustained.      --Milton.
    3. Relating to foreign nations; foreign; as, the exterior
       relations of a state or kingdom.
    {Exterior angle} (Geom.), the angle included between any side
       of a triangle or polygon and the prolongation of the
       adjacent side; also, an angle included between a line
       crossing two parallel lines and either of the latter on
       the outside.
    {Exterior side} (Fort.), the side of the polygon upon which a
       front of fortification is formed. --Wilhelm.
    Note: See Illust. of {Ravelin}.
  2. \Ex*te"ri*or\, n.
    1. The outward surface or part of a thing; that which is
       external; outside.
    2. Outward or external deportment, form, or ceremony; visible
       act; as, the exteriors of religion.
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