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Exterior definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EXTE'RIOR, a. [L. from exterus, foreign.]
1. External; outward; applied to the outside or outer surface of a body, and opposed to interior. We speak of the exterior and interior surfaces of a concavo-convex lens.
2. External; on the outside, with reference to a person; extrinsic. We speak of an object exterior to a man, as opposed to that which is within or in his mind.
EXTE'RIOR, n. The outward surface; that which is external.
1. Outward or visible deportment; appearance.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building; "an exterior scene"; "exterior grade plywood"; "exterior paints" [ant: interior] n
1: the region that is outside of something [syn: outside, exterior] [ant: inside, interior]
2: the outer side or surface of something [syn: outside, exterior] [ant: inside, interior]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Latin, comparative of exter, exterus being on the outside, foreign, from ex Date: 1528 1. being on an outside surface ; situated on the outside 2. observable by outward signs <his exterior quietness is belied by an occasional nervous twitch Current Biography> 3. suitable for use on outside surfaces exteriorly adverb II. noun Date: 1591 1. a. an exterior part or surface ; outside b. outward manner or appearance 2. a representation (as on stage or film) of an outdoor scene; also a scene filmed outdoors

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 a of or on the outer side (opp. INTERIOR). b (foll. by to) situated on the outside of (a building etc.). c coming from outside. 2 Cinematog. outdoor. --n. 1 the outward aspect or surface of a building etc. 2 the outward or apparent behaviour or demeanour of a person. 3 Cinematog. an outdoor scene. Phrases and idioms: exterior angle the angle between the side of a rectilinear figure and the adjacent side extended outward. Derivatives: exteriority n. exteriorize v.tr. (also -ise). exteriorly adv. Etymology: L, compar. of exterus outside

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Exterior Ex*te"ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext['e]rieur. See Ex?, and cf. Extreme, Interior.] 1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is external; -- opposed to interior; as, the exterior part of a sphere. Sith nor the exterior nor the inward man Resemble that it was. --Shak. 2. External; on the outside; without the limits of; extrinsic; as, an object exterior to a man, opposed to what is within, or in his mind. Without exterior help sustained. --Milton. 3. Relating to foreign nations; foreign; as, the exterior relations of a state or kingdom. Exterior angle (Geom.), the angle included between any side of a triangle or polygon and the prolongation of the adjacent side; also, an angle included between a line crossing two parallel lines and either of the latter on the outside. Exterior side (Fort.), the side of the polygon upon which a front of fortification is formed. --Wilhelm. Note: See Illust. of Ravelin.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Exterior Ex*te"ri*or, n. 1. The outward surface or part of a thing; that which is external; outside. 2. Outward or external deportment, form, or ceremony; visible act; as, the exteriors of religion.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(exteriors) 1. The exterior of something is its outside surface. In one ad the viewer scarcely sees the car's exterior... The exterior of the building was elegant and graceful. = outside N-COUNT: usu sing 2. You can refer to someone's usual appearance or behaviour as their exterior, especially when it is very different from their real character. According to Mandy, Pat's tough exterior hides a shy and sensitive soul. = facade N-COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp, oft poss N 3. You use exterior to refer to the outside parts of something or things that are outside something. The exterior walls were made of pre-formed concrete. = outer, outside ADJ: ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. 1. Outward, external, outer, out side, superficial. 2. Extrinsic, foreign, from without. II. n. 1. Outside, outer part, outer surface. 2. (Outward) appearance.

Moby Thesaurus

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