outside


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Outside \Out"side`\, a.
   1. Of or pertaining to the outside; external; exterior;
      superficial.
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   2. Reaching the extreme or farthest limit, as to extent,
      quantity, etc.; as, an outside estimate. [Colloq.]
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   Outside finish (Arch.), a term for the minor parts, as
      corner boards, hanging stiles, etc., required to complete
      the exterior of a wooden building; -- rare in masonry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Outside \Out"side`\, n.
   1. The external part of a thing; the part, end, or side which
      forms the external surface; that which appears, or is
      manifest; that which is superficial; the exterior.
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            There may be great need of an outside where there is
            little or nothing within.             --South.
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            Created beings see nothing but our outside.
                                                  --Addison.
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   2. The part or space which lies beyond the external edge of a
      structure or beyond the boundary of an inclosure.
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            I threw open the door of my chamber, and found the
            family standing on the outside.       --Spectator.
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   3. The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.;
      the utmost; as, it may last a week at the outside.
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   4. One who, or that which, is without; hence, an outside
      passenger, as distinguished from one who is inside. See
      Inside, n. 3. [Colloq. Eng.]
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   5. The part of the world not encompassed by or under control
      of an organization or institution; as, prisoners are not
      allowed to pass objects to persons on the outside; one may
      not discuss company secretes with anyone on the outside.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Outside \Out"side`\, adv. or prep.
   On or to the outside (of); without; on the exterior; as, to
   ride outside the coach; he stayed outside.
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