Exterior - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈstɪriər|  American pronunciation of the word exterior
Brit.  |ɪkˈstɪərɪə|  British pronunciation of the word exterior

noun

- the region that is outside of something (syn: outside)
- the outer side or surface of something (syn: outside)

adjective

- situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building

Examples

...the house's exterior walls badly need to be painted...

The building has a rather plain exterior.

...the exterior of the tooth consists of very hard enamel...

It was nothing but exterior joy.

The dome is tiled on the exterior.

The exterior walls need a new coat of paint.

information that is exterior to the text itself

The old church is reflected in the glass exterior of the skyscraper.

...after circuiting the exterior of the church, the procession headed inside...

Underneath her calm exterior was a nervous woman with a hot temper.

...hail was noisily impinging upon the car's exterior...

...the nimbi for the sculpted figures around the exterior of the church are simple disks about the saints' heads...

Coat the exterior with a water repellent.

His relaxed exterior hides an extremely acute mind.

Dave sensed that something more sinister lay beneath the woman's cheerful exterior.

Word forms

noun
singular: exterior
plural: exteriors
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