outer

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Etymology 1[edit]

Comparative of out by analogy with inner.

Adjective[edit]

outer (comparative outermore, superlative outermost)

  1. Outside; external.
  2. Farther from the centre of the inside.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 14, The China Governess[1]:
      Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall. Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime. Their bases were on a level with the pavement outside, a narrow way which was several feet lower than the road behind the house.
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Noun[edit]

outer (plural outers)

  1. An outer part.
  2. The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bullseye.
  3. A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
  4. (wholesale trade) the smallest single unit normally sold to retailers, usually equal to one retail display box.
    We ordered two cartons with twelve outers in each.
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Etymology 2[edit]

out (verb) + -er (agent suffix)

Noun[edit]

outer (plural outers)

  1. Someone who admits to something publicly.
  2. Someone who outs another.
  3. One who puts out, ousts, or expels.
  4. An ouster; dispossession.

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Adjective[edit]

outer

  1. inflected form of out