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outside adj
1 relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit; "an outside margin" [ant: inside]
2 coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups" [syn: external, extraneous]
3 originating or belonging beyond some bounds:"the outside world"; "outside interests"; "an outside job"
4 located, suited for, or taking place in the open air; "outdoor clothes"; "badminton and other outdoor games"; "a beautiful outdoor setting for the wedding" [syn: outdoor(a), out-of-door] [ant: indoor(a)]
5 functioning outside the boundaries or precincts of an organized unit; "extramural hospital care and treatment"; "extramural studies"
6 leading to or from the outside; "an outside door" [syn: outside(a)]
7 from or between other countries; "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help" [syn: external, international, outside(a)]
8 maximal in amount; "a maximal amount"; "an outside estimate" [syn: largest]
9 very unlikely; "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency" [syn: remote]
10 on or toward an outer edge; "an outer lane"; "the outside lane"
11 (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch" [syn: away]


1 the region that is outside of something [syn: exterior] [ant: inside]
2 the outer side or surface of something [syn: exterior] [ant: inside] adv
1 outside a building; "in summer we play outside" [syn: outdoors, out of doors, alfresco] [ant: inside, inside]
2 on the outside; "outside, the box is black" [ant: inside]

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  • /ˌaʊtˈsaɪd/


  1. The part of something that faces out; the outer surface
  2. The external appearance of something
  3. The space beyond some limit or boundary


  1. External.
    It looks good on the outside.
  2. A pitch that is away from the batter as it crosses home plate.
    The first pitch is ... just a bit outside.


a pitch that is away from the batter as it crosses home plate


  1. On, or towards the outside
  2. Outdoors


on, or towards the outside


  1. On the outside of


on the outside of


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