Pronunciation: ( —n.out'sīd', -sīd"; —adj.out"sīd', out'-; —adv.out"sīd'; —prep.out"sīd', out'sīd"),[key] —n. 1. the outer side, surface, or part; exterior: The outside of the house needs painting. 2. the external aspect or appearance.
3. the space without or beyond an enclosure, institution, boundary, etc.: a prisoner about to resume life on the outside. 4. a position away or farther away from the inside or center: The horse on the outside finished second. 5. an outside passenger or place on a coach or other vehicle.
6. Northern Canada and Alaska.(sometimes cap.) the settled or more populous part of Canada or the U.S.
7. at the outside, at the utmost limit; at the maximum: There weren't more than ten at the outside.
—adj. 1. being, acting, done, or originating beyond an enclosure, boundary, etc.: outside noises; news from the outside world. 2. situated on or pertaining to the outside; exterior; external: an outside television antenna. 3. situated away from the inside or center; farther or farthest away from the inside or center: the outside lane. 4. not belonging to or connected with a specified institution, society, etc.: outside influences; outside help. 5. extremely unlikely or remote: an outside chance for recovery. 6. extreme or maximum: an outside estimate. 7. being in addition to one's regular work or duties: an outside job. 8. working on or assigned to the outside, as of a place or organization: an outside man to care for the grounds. 9. Baseball.(of a pitched ball) passing, but not going over, home plate on the side opposite the batter: The fastball was high and outside.
—adv. 1. on or to the outside, exterior, or space without: Take the dog outside. 2. in or to an area that is removed from or beyond a given place or region: The country's inhabitants seldom travel outside.
—prep. 1. on or toward the outside of: There was a noise outside the door. 2. beyond the confines or borders of: visitors from outside the country. 3. with the exception of; aside from: She has no interests outside her work. 4. outside of, other than; exclusive of; excepting: Outside of us, no one else came to the party.