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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
outside (noun)
1.
a) a place or region beyond an enclosure or boundary as
(1) the world beyond the confines of an institution (as a prison)
(2) often capitalized in Alaska the world beyond the territory or state of Alaska , especially the 48 contiguous states
b) the area farthest from a specified point of reference as
(1) the side of home plate farthest from the batter
(2) the part of a playing area toward the sidelines
(3) the part of a playing area away from the goal
2.
an outer side or surface
3.
an outer manifestation - appearance
4.
the extreme limit of a guess - maximum the crowd numbered 10,000 at the outside
outside (adjective)
1.
a) of, relating to, or being on or toward the outer side or surface - the outside edge
b) of, relating to, or being on or toward the outer side of a curve or turn
c) of, relating to, or being on or near the outside - an outside pitch
2.
a) situated or performed outside a particular place
b) connected with or giving access to the outside - outside telephone line
3.
- maximum
4.
a) not included or originating in a particular group or organization - blamed the riot on outside agitators
b) not belonging to one's regular occupation or duties - outside interests
5.
barely possible - remote an outside chance
6.
made or done from the outside - borrowed a basketball and practiced his outside shot
outside (adverb)
1.
on or to the outside
2.
- outdoors
outside (preposition)
1.
- used as a function word to indicate movement to or position on the outer side of
2.
beyond the limits of - outside the scope of this report outside the law
3.
- except
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
outside (adjective)
1.
situated on the outside or farther out
SYNONIMS:
exterior, external, outside, outward
RELATED WORDS:
outermost, outlying, outmost; superficial, surface
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inmost, innermost; mid, middle, midmost
inner, inside, interior, internal, inward
outside (adjective)
2.
small in degree
SYNONIMS:
fragile, frail, negligible, off, outside, slight, slim, small
RELATED WORDS:
marginal, minimal, minor; little, tiny
NEAR ANTONYMS:
great, large; distinct, significant; considerable, goodly, healthy, largish, respectable, significant, sizable ( sizeable), substantial, tidy
good
outside (adjective)
3.
of the greatest or highest degree or quantity
SYNONIMS:
consummate, last, max, maximum, most, nth, outside, paramount, supreme, top, utmost, uttermost
RELATED WORDS:
unequaled ( unequalled), unmatched, unparalleled, unrivaled ( unrivalled), unsurpassed; biggest, hugest, largest; topmost, upmost, uppermost
NEAR ANTONYMS:
littlest, minutest, smallest, tiniest; lowest; fewest
least, minimal, minimum, slightest
outside (adverb)
in or into the open air
SYNONIMS:
alfresco, out, outside
RELATED WORDS:
without
NEAR ANTONYMS:
in, inside, within
indoors
outside (noun)
1.
an outer part or layer
SYNONIMS:
face, outside, shell, skin, surface, veneer
RELATED WORDS:
facade ( façade), front, top; cover, covering, facing; appearance, disguise, guise, mask, semblance, show
inside, interior
outside (noun)
2.
the greatest amount, number, or part
SYNONIMS:
max, maximum, outside
RELATED WORDS:
best, ultimate, utmost; extreme
least, minimum
outside (noun)
3.
the outward form of someone or something especially as indicative of a quality
SYNONIMS:
aspect, dress, figure, garb, look, mien, outside, presence, regard
RELATED WORDS:
air, attitude, bearing, behavior, comportment, demeanor, deportment, manner, poise, pose; carriage, posture, stance; cast, mold, shape, turn; color, coloring, complexion; countenance, face, features, habit, habitus, person [], physiognomy, superficies, visage
outside (preposition)
1.
not including
SYNONIMS:
apart from, aside from, bar, barring, beside, besides, but, except for, excluding, exclusive of, other than, outside, outside of, save, saving
outside (preposition)
2.
out of the reach or sphere of
SYNONIMS:
outside, outside of, without
RELATED WORDS:
except ( excepting)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inside
within
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