Exterior meaning

ĭk-stîrē-ər
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A part or a surface that is outside.

The exterior of the house.

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Outer; external.

The exterior door.

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An external or outward appearance.

A friendly exterior.

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A representation in visual art of the outdoors.

The film includes some striking exteriors.

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The definition of exterior is something on the outside, or to be used on the outside, or something that comes from the outside.

An example of exterior is paint meant for the outside of a house.

An example of exterior is a set of issues brought up which are not related to a core problem being discussed; exterior issues.

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The exterior is defined as the outside or outer appearance.

An example of exterior is the outside of a house.

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Originating outside; acting or coming from without.

Exterior forces.

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An outside or outside surface.
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An outward appearance.

A misleading exterior.

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A picture, view, stage setting, etc. of a scene outdoors.
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Relating to the outside parts or surface of something.

The exterior part of a sphere.

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Being from outside a country; foreign.

The exterior relations of a state or kingdom.

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The outside part, parts or surface of something.

It was written on the exterior.

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Foreign lands.

She is our new minister of the exterior.

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Originating or acting from the outside.

Exterior influences on the negotiations.

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Suitable for use outside.

An exterior paint.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
exterior
Plural:
exteriors

Origin of exterior

  • Latin comparative of exter outward eghs in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition