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outer Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective being on the outside or further from a center
    • spent hours adorning the outer man
    • the outer suburbs
  2. adjective satellite located outside
    • outer reality
  3. adjective satellite being on or toward the outside of the body
    • the outer ear
  4. adjective not allowed to continue to bat or run
    • he was tagged out at second on a close play
    • he fanned out
  5. adjective satellite being out or having grown cold
    extinct; out.
    • threw his extinct cigarette into the stream
    • the fire is out
  6. adjective satellite not worth considering as a possibility
    • a picnic is out because of the weather
  7. adjective satellite out of power; especially having been unsuccessful in an election
    • now the Democrats are out
  8. adjective satellite excluded from use or mention
    proscribed; forbidden; tabu; prohibited; verboten; taboo; out.
    • forbidden fruit
    • in our house dancing and playing cards were out
    • a taboo subject
  9. adjective satellite directed outward or serving to direct something outward
    • the out doorway
    • the out basket
  10. adjective satellite no longer fashionable
    • that style is out these days
  11. adjective satellite outside or external
    • the out surface of a ship's hull
  12. adjective satellite outer or outlying
    • the out islands
  13. adjective satellite knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
    kayoed; out; knocked out; stunned; KO'd.

Out"er adjective
AS. tor, compar. of t, adv., out. See Out, Utter, a.
comparative of Out
  1. 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.
Out"er noun
  1. The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye.
  2. A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
Out"er noun
From Out, v.
  1. One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster; dispossession. R.

Webster 1913