outside


outside
1. noun /ˌaʊtˈsaɪd/
a) The part of something that faces out; the outer surface.

Silenes of old were little boxes, like those we now may see in the shops of apothecaries, painted on the outside with wanton toyish figures, as harpies, satyrs, bridled geese, horned hares, saddled ducks, flying goats, thiller harts, and other such-like counterfeited pictures at discretion, ...

b) The external appearance of something.

The outside of the building gives no valuable clew.

2. adjective /ˌaʊtˈsaɪd/
a) Of or pertaining to the outer surface, limit or boundary.

The outside surface looks good.

b) Of, pertaining to or originating from beyond the outer surface, limit or boundary.

Household drudgery, woodcutting, milking, and gardening soon roughen the hands and dim the outside polish.

3. adverb /ˌaʊtˈsaɪd/
a) On or towards the outside.

Evidently the little son had been waiting outside the door to secure his treasure.

b) Outdoors.

Jurgis waited outside and walked home with Marija.

4. preposition /ˌaʊtˈsaɪd/
a) On the outside of.

It never happens outside of the story-books that a baby so deserted finds home and friends at once.

b) Near, but not in.

"Dont think of whats past!" said she. "I am not going to think outside of now. Why should we! Who knows what to-morrow has in store?"

See Also: bring outside, just a bit outside, outside back, outside caliper, outside centre, outside chance, outside director, outside edge, outside gross area, outside loop, outside market, outside mirror, outside of, outside the box, outside world, outsider

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