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Meaning of OUTER

Pronunciation:  'awtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (anatomy) being on or toward the outside of the body; "the outer ear"
  2. [adj]  located outside; "outer reality"

OUTER is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: external, outward



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Out"er\ (out"[~e]r), a. [Compar. of {Out}.] [AS. [=u]tor,
    compar. of [=u]t, adv., out. See {Out}, {Utter}, a.]
    Being on the outside; external; farthest or farther from the
    interior, from a given station, or from any space or position
    regarded as a center or starting place; -- opposed to
    {inner}; as, the outer wall; the outer court or gate; the
    outer stump in cricket; the outer world.
    {Outer bar}, in England, the body of junior (or utter)
       barristers; -- so called because in court they occupy a
       place beyond the space reserved for Queen's counsel.
  2. \Out"er\, n.
    (a) The part of a target which is beyond the circles
        surrounding the bull's-eye.
    (b) A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
  3. \Out"er\, n. [From {Out}, v.]
    One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster;
    dispossession. [R.]
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