Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
any person or thing that lies, dwells, exists, etc. away from the main body or expected place; specif.,
- a person who resides away from his place of work or business
- a person who is excluded, or excludes himself, from some group; outsider
- Geol. a mass of rock, usually of large size, separated by erosion from the main mass
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- One whose domicile lies at an appreciable distance from his or her place of business.
- A value far from most others in a set of data: “Outliers make statistical analyses difficult” (Harvey Motulsky).
- Geology A portion of stratified rock separated from a main formation by erosion.