outer Definition

  • 1farthest from the center or the inside
  • 2relating to or denoting external or physical as opposed to inner or mental

Using outer: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "outer" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The outer layer of the cake was burnt.

  • Example

    The outer planets of our solar system are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

  • Example

    He put on his outer coat and went outside.

  • Example

    The outer walls of the building were covered in ivy.

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Phrases with outer

  • the vast expanse beyond the earth's atmosphere, where stars and planets are located


    Astronauts travel to outer space to conduct experiments and explore the universe.

  • the visible part of the ear that collects sound waves and directs them towards the middle ear


    The doctor examined the patient's outer ear for any signs of infection.

  • a piece of clothing worn over other clothes, such as a coat or jacket


    She put on her outer garment and left the house.


Summary: outer in Brief

The term 'outer' [ˈaʊtər] refers to the farthest point from the center or inside, or relating to external or physical aspects. It is used to describe the outer layer of an object, such as 'The outer layer of the cake was burnt,' or the outer planets of our solar system. 'Outer' can also be used to describe clothing, such as 'He put on his outer coat and went outside.'

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