Outside definitions

out-sīd', out'sīd'
Located away from the inside or center.

The outside traffic lane.

adjective
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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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Passing on the side of home plate away from the batter. Used of a pitch.
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On or to the outer or external side.
adverb
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Outdoors.
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The part or parts that face out; the outer surface.
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The space beyond a boundary or limit.
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Of or on the outside; outer.
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A position at a distance from the inside or center, as of a playing field or racetrack.
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Extreme; maximum.

An outside estimate.

adjective
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The utmost limit; the maximum.

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

noun
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Mere; slight.

An outside chance.

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On or to the outer or external side of.

Saw someone outside the window.

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Passing home plate beyond the side of the plate that is farthest from the batter.
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Beyond the limits of.

A little place outside the city.

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On or to the outside.
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With the exception of; except.

We have no other information outside the figures already given.

preposition
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Beyond certain limits.
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In or into the open air.
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The outer side, part, or surface; exterior.
noun
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Any place or area not inside.
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On or to the outer side of.
preposition
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Beyond the limits of.
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Except.
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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.

adverb
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Outside means the outer part, or that which is not the inside.

An example of outside is the yard.

noun
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The space beyond some limit or boundary.
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Of or pertaining to the outer surface, limit or boundary.

The outside surface looks good.

adjective
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On or towards the outside.
adverb
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The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.

It may last a week at the outside.

noun
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Of, pertaining to or originating from beyond the outer surface, limit or boundary.
adjective
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I slept outside last night.

adverb
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The part of something that faces out; the outer surface.
noun
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(dated, UK, colloquial) A passenger riding on the outside of a coach or carriage.
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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.

adjective
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The external appearance of something.
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Reaching the extreme or farthest limit, as to extent, quantity, etc.

An outside estimate.

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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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