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Definition 1: the outer side or surface of something - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for outside in the sense of this definition

(outside is a kind of ...) the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object

"they skimmed over the surface of the water" "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface" "the sun has no distinct surface"

Definition 2: the region that is outside of something - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for outside in the sense of this definition

(outside is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

(... is a kind of outside ) where the air is unconfined

"he wanted to get outdoors a little" "the concert was held in the open air" "camping in the open"

Definition 3: relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an outside margin

(outside is similar to ...) outside regular school hours

"a special after-school class"

(outside is similar to ...) outside the regular duties of your job or profession

(outside is similar to ...) outside the regular academic curriculum

"sports and drama are popular extracurricular activities"

(outside is similar to ...) (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward

"the right side of the cloth showed the pattern" "be sure your shirt is right side out"

(means also ...) happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface

"the external auditory canal" "external pressures"

Definition 4: located, suited for, or taking place in the open air - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • outdoor clothes
  • badminton and other outdoor games
  • a beautiful outdoor setting for the wedding

Synonyms for outside in the sense of this definition

(outside is similar to ...) in the open air

"an alfresco lunch" "an open-air theater"

(outside is similar to ...) characteristic of or suitable to outdoor life

"a rugged outdoorsy life"

(means also ...) situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building

"an exterior scene" "exterior grade plywood" "exterior paints"

Definition 5: outside a building - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in summer we play outside

Synonyms for outside in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: on the outside - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • outside, the box is black

Definition 7: leading to or from the outside - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an outside door

(outside is similar to ...) situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building

"an exterior scene" "exterior grade plywood" "exterior paints"

Definition 8: originating or belonging beyond some bounds - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the outside world
  • outside interests
  • an outside job

(outside is similar to ...) happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface

"the external auditory canal" "external pressures"

Definition 9: functioning outside the boundaries or precincts of an organized unit - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extramural hospital care and treatment
  • extramural studies

(outside is similar to ...) carried on outside the bounds of an institution or community

"extramural sports"

Definition 10: coming from the outside - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph
  • relying upon an extraneous income
  • disdaining outside pressure groups

Synonyms for outside in the sense of this definition

(outside is similar to ...) not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

"extrinsic evidence" "an extrinsic feature of the new building" "that style is something extrinsic to the subject" "looking for extrinsic aid"

Definition 11: from or between other countries - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • external commerce
  • international trade
  • developing nations need outside help

Synonyms for outside in the sense of this definition

(outside is similar to ...) of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

"foreign trade" "a foreign office"

Definition 12: (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pitch was away (or wide)
  • an outside pitch

Synonyms for outside in the sense of this definition

(outside is similar to ...) not accurate

"an inaccurate translation" "the thermometer is inaccurate"

(outside belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 13: on or toward an outer edge - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an outer lane
  • the outside lane

(outside is similar to ...) being on the outside or further from a center

"spent hours adorning the outer man" "the outer suburbs"

Definition 14: very unlikely - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where outside or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an outside chance
  • a remote possibility
  • a remote contingency

Synonyms for outside in the sense of this definition

(outside is similar to ...) has little chance of being the case or coming about

"an unlikely story" "an unlikely candidate for reelection" "a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism"

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