outside

outside
outside [out′sīd΄, out΄sīd′]
n.
1. the outer side, part, or surface; exterior
2.
a) outward aspect or appearance; that part of anything that is presented to view
b) that which is obvious or superficial
3. any place or area not inside
adj.
1. of or on the outside; outer
2.
a) originating, coming from, or situated beyond given limits; from some other place, person, group, etc. [to accept no outside help]
b) leading to the outside
3. extreme; maximum [an outside estimate]
4. mere; slight [an outside chance]
5. Baseball passing home plate beyond the side of the plate that is farthest from the batter
adv.
1. on or to the outside
2. beyond certain limits
3. in or into the open air
prep.
1. on or to the outer side of
2. beyond the limits of
3. Informal except
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at the outside
at the most; at the absolute limit
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outside of
1. outside
2. Informal other than; except for

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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