from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Located on the outside; external.
  • adj. Farther than another from the center or middle.
  • adj. Relating to the body or its appearance rather than the mind or spirit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Outside; external.
  • adj. Farther from the centre of the inside.
  • n. An outer part.
  • n. the smallest single unit normally sold to retailers, usually equal to one retail display box.
  • n. Someone who admits to something publicly.
  • n. Someone who outs another.
  • n. One who puts out, ousts, or expels.
  • n. An ouster; dispossession.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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
  • n. The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye.
  • n. A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
  • n. One who puts out, ousts, or expels; also, an ouster; dispossession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the outside; that is without or on the outside; external: opposed to inner: as, the outer wall.
  • Further removed; being outside with reference to some place or point regarded as inner or internal.
  • n. In rifle-practice: The part of a target beyond the circles surrounding the bull's-eye, and thus nearer the outside.
  • n. A shot which strikes that part.
  • To utter.
  • n. In law, dispossession; an ouster.
  • n. In electricity, one of the outside wires of a three-wire circuit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. located outside
  • adj. being on or toward the outside of the body
  • adj. being on the outside or further from a center


Comparative of out by analogy with inner. (Wiktionary)
out (verb) + -er ("agent suffix") (Wiktionary)



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