Definition of outer in English Dictionary

  • NounPLoutersPREout-SUF-er
    1. An outer part.
      1. 'Phil Cornish' [a snowdrop variety] is like a cross between a pixie hat and a pagoda, with elegant upswept outers [outer petals] marked in a green colour-wash at the top and warpaint slashes at the lower end.
    2. The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bullseye.
      1. A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
        1. (wholesale trade) the smallest single unit normally sold to retailers, usually equal to one retail display box.
          1. We ordered two cartons with twelve outers in each.
        2. Someone who admits to something publicly.
          1. Someone who outs another.
            1. One who puts out, ousts, or expels.
              1. An ouster; dispossession.
              2. AdjectiveCOMoutermoreSUPoutermost
                1. Outside; external.
                  1. Farther from the centre of the inside.
                    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.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • In general, the mature endosperm shows a protein-rich outer layer and exotegmic cells have a zigzag pattern, while the exotesta is siliciferous.
                    • Follow the urbexers as they navigate the inner and outer surfaces of our forbidden cities.
                    • After all, to go into outer space is not so much worse, if at all, than a polar expedition.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Morphemes
                      • Suffixes
                        • Words by suffix
                          • Words suffixed with -er
                      • Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
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                      1. en outermost
                      2. en outers
                      3. en outerly
                      4. en outerwear
                      5. en outermore
                      Source: Wiktionary
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                      Meaning of outer for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "outer" is an adjective. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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