1situated or moving beyond the confines or boundaries of: [as preposition]:there was a boy outside the doorI stepped outside the marquee for a breather [as adverb]:the dog was still barking outsidewe ran outside
not being a member of (a particular group): [as preposition]:critics outside the government
(in soccer, rugby, and other sports) closer to the side of the field than (another player): [as preposition]:Swift appeared outside him with the powerful Fallon overlapping on his left
2 [preposition] beyond the limits or scope of:the switchboard is not staffed outside normal office hours
1situated on or near the exterior or external surface of something:Anne put the outside lights on
(in hockey, soccer, and other sports) denoting positions nearer to the sides of the field:he played at outside left
2not belonging to or coming from within a particular group:the use of outside contractors will speed up the process
beyond one’s own immediate personal concerns:I was able to face the outside world again
the external side or surface of something:record the date on the outside of the file
the part of a path nearer to a road or further from a wall.
the side of a bend or curve where the edge or surface is longer in extent.
(outsides) the outer sheets of a ream of paper.
the external appearance of someone or something:was he as straight as he appeared on the outside?
at the outside
(of an estimate) at the most:every minute, or at the outside, every ninety seconds
get outside of
British informal eat or drink (something) heartily:we’ll get outside of some bacon and eggs
on the outside
away from or not belonging to a particular group or institution.
on the outside looking in
excluded from a group or activity.
an outside chance
a remote possibility.
chiefly North American
beyond the boundaries of:a village 20 miles outside of New York
apart from:outside of an unfortunate sermon, he never put a foot wrong