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Definition of 'outside'


  1. the region that is outside of something
       Synonyms: exterior
       Antonyms: inside interior
  2. the outer side or surface of something
       Synonyms: exterior
       Antonyms: inside interior


  1. relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit; "an outside margin"
       Antonyms: inside
  2. coming from the outside; "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: outdoor out-of-door
       Antonyms: indoor
  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"
  7. from or between other countries; "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"
       Synonyms: external international
  8. very unlikely; "an outside chance"; "a remote possibility"; "a remote contingency"
       Synonyms: remote
  9. on or toward an outer edge; "an outer lane"; "the outside lane"
  10. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch"
       Synonyms: away


  1. outside a building; "in summer we play outside"
       Synonyms: outdoors out of doors alfresco
       Antonyms: inside indoors inside indoors
  2. on the outside; "outside, the box is black"
       Antonyms: inside within

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