Outside definition

out-sīd, outsīd
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The space beyond a boundary or limit.
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The part or parts that face out; the outer surface.
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Outdoors.
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Outside means the outer part, or that which is not the inside.

An example of outside is the yard.

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The definition of outside is outer, or the maximum.

An example of outside used as an adjective is in the phrase "an outside force affected the group," which means a force from beyond the confines of the group affected it.

An example of outside used as an adjective is in the phrase "an outside limit," which means the maximum limit that something can go.

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Outside is defined as in the outer area, or beyond limits.

An example of outside used as an adverb is in the phrase "play outside," which means to play outdoors.

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(sports) A position at a distance from the inside or center, as of a playing field or racetrack.
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The utmost limit; the maximum.

We'll be leaving in ten days at the outside.

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The part or side of an object that is presented to the viewer; the external aspect.
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Outward aspect or appearance.
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Extreme, uttermost.

The costs have exceeded even our outside estimates.

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Very unlikely; remote.

Only an outside possibility of winning the tournament.

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(baseball) Passing on the side of home plate away from the batter. Used of a pitch.
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Of, relating to, or being on or near the outer side; outer.

The outside margin.

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Of, restricted to, or situated on the outer side of an enclosure or a boundary; external.

An outside door lock; an outside antenna.

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Acting, occurring, originating, or being at a place beyond certain limits.

Knew little of the outside world.

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Gaining or providing access to the external side.

An outside telephone line.

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Not belonging to or originating in a certain group or association.

Requested outside assistance; deplored outside interference.

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Being beyond the limits of one's usual work or responsibilities.

My outside interests are skiing and sailing.

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On or to the outer or external side.
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On or to the outer or external side of.

Saw someone outside the window.

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Beyond the limits of.

A little place outside the city.

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With the exception of; except.

We have no other information outside the figures already given.

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The outer side, part, or surface; exterior.
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Any place or area not inside.
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Outward aspect or appearance; that part of anything that is presented to view.
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That which is obvious or superficial.
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Of or on the outside; outer.
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Extreme; maximum.

An outside estimate.

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Mere; slight.

An outside chance.

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(baseball) Passing home plate beyond the side of the plate that is farthest from the batter.
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Originating, coming from, or situated beyond given limits; from some other place, person, group, etc.

To accept no outside help.

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Leading to the outside.
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On or to the outside.
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Beyond certain limits.
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In or into the open air.
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On or to the outer side of.
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Beyond the limits of.
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(informal) Except.
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The part of something that faces out; the outer surface.
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The external appearance of something.
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The space beyond some limit or boundary.
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The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.

It may last a week at the outside.

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(dated, UK, colloquial) A passenger riding on the outside of a coach or carriage.
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Of or pertaining to the outer surface, limit or boundary.

The outside surface looks good.

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Of, pertaining to or originating from beyond the outer surface, limit or boundary.
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(baseball, of a pitch) Away (far) from the batter as it crosses home plate.

The first pitch is ... just a bit outside.

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Reaching the extreme or farthest limit, as to extent, quantity, etc.

An outside estimate.

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On or towards the outside.
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I slept outside last night.

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On the outside of.
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Near, but not in.
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(usually with “of") Except, apart from.

Outside of winning the lottery, the only way to succeed is through many years of hard work.

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(slang, US) To residents of Alaska, the rest of the United States, especially the contiguous 48 states south of Canada.

She's going to the Outside for Christmas.

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Located away from the inside or center.

The outside traffic lane.

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at the outside
  • at the most; at the absolute limit
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outside of
  • outside
  • other than; except for
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
outside
Plural:
outsides

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs