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ex·te·ri·or

 (ĭk-stîr′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Outer; external: the exterior door.
2. Originating or acting from the outside: exterior influences on the negotiations.
3. Suitable for use outside: an exterior paint.
n.
1. A part or a surface that is outside: the exterior of the house.
2. An external or outward appearance: a friendly exterior.
3. A representation in visual art of the outdoors: The film includes some striking exteriors.

[Latin, comparative of exter, outward; see eghs in Indo-European roots.]

ex·te′ri·or·ly adv.

exterior

(ɪkˈstɪərɪə)
n
1. a part, surface, or region that is on the outside
2. the observable outward behaviour or appearance of a person
3. (Film) a film or scene shot outside a studio
adj
4. of, situated on, or suitable for the outside: exterior cleaning.
5. coming or acting from without; external: exterior complications.
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or involving foreign nations
[C16: from Latin, comparative of exterus on the outside, from ex out of]
exˈteriorly adv

ex•te•ri•or

(ɪkˈstɪər i ər)

adj.
1. being on the outer side: exterior surfaces.
2. suitable for outdoor use: exterior paint.
3. situated or being outside: exterior territories of a country.
n.
4. the outer surface or part; outside.
5. outward form or appearance: a placid exterior.
[1525–35; < Latin, comp. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward. See ex-1]
ex•te`ri•or′i•ty (-ˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-) n.
ex•te′ri•or•ly, adv.

exterior

external
1. 'exterior'

The exterior of a building or vehicle is the outside part of it.

The church is famous for its exterior.
You're supposed to keep your car exterior in good condition.

Exterior is often used as an adjective in front of a noun to refer to an outside part of a building or vehicle.

The aerial can be fixed to an exterior wall.
...the exterior bodywork.
2. 'external'

External can be used in front of a noun to refer to an outside part of a building.

...external walls.
...external doorways.

External can be used in front of other nouns to refer to things which happen, come from, or exist outside a place or area of activity.

Kindly observers may suggest that Novar is being hit by external factors outside its control.
They did it in response to external pressures.

You cannot use exterior in this way.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exterior - the region that is outside of somethingexterior - the region that is outside of something
open air, outdoors, out-of-doors, open - where the air is unconfined; "he wanted to get outdoors a little"; "the concert was held in the open air"; "camping in the open"
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
2.exterior - the outer side or surface of something
surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
Adj.1.exterior - situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building; "an exterior scene"; "exterior grade plywood"; "exterior paints"
outdoor, out-of-door, outside - located, suited for, or taking place in the open air; "outdoor clothes"; "badminton and other outdoor games"; "a beautiful outdoor setting for the wedding"
interior - situated within or suitable for inside a building; "an interior scene"; "interior decoration"; "an interior bathroom without windows"

exterior

noun
1. outside, face, surface, covering, finish, skin, appearance, aspect, shell, coating, façade, outside surface The exterior of the building was a masterpiece of architecture.
adjective
1. outer, outside, external, surface, outward, superficial, outermost The exterior walls were made of pre-formed concrete.
outer inside, interior, inner
Translations
الخارِجخارِجيخَارِجيّ
vnější
ydreudvendigyder-yderside
ulkonainen
vanjski
yfirborî, ytra borîytri
外側の
외부의
išorinis
ārējsārieneārpuseārpuses-
zovňajšok
zunanjizunanjost
yttre
ภายนอก
dışdış görünüşdışarıdan
ở ngoài

exterior

[eksˈtɪərɪəʳ]
A. ADJ [wall, door, surface] → exterior
B. Nexterior m; (= outward appearance) → apariencia f, aspecto m exterior
on the exterior (lit, fig) → por fuera

exterior

[ɪkˈstɪəriər]
adjextérieur(e)
n
[building] → extérieur m
[person] → dehors mpl

exterior

n
(of house, box etc)Außenseite f, → Äußere(s) nt; (of person)Äußere(s) nt; on the exterioraußen
(Film) → Außenaufnahme f
adjAußen-; surface alsoäußere(r, s); exterior wallAußenwand f; exterior lightingAußenbeleuchtung f; exterior shotsAußenaufnahmen pl; exterior viewAußenansicht f; exterior decoration/paintworkAußenanstrich m; exterior paintFarbe ffür Außenanstriche

exterior

[ɪksˈtɪərɪəʳ]
1. adjesterno/a, esteriore
2. n (of house, box) → esterno; (of person) → aspetto esteriore
on the exterior → all'esterno (fig) → in apparenza

exterior

(ikˈstiəriə) adjective
on or from the outside; outer. an exterior wall of a house.
noun
the outside (of something or someone). On the exterior she was charming, but she was known to have a violent temper.

exterior

خَارِجيّ vnější ydre äußerer εξωτερικός exterior ulkonainen extérieur vanjski esterno 外側の 외부의 buiten- utvendig zewnętrzny externo наружный yttre ภายนอก dış ở ngoài 外部的

ex·te·ri·or

a. exterior, externo-a; visible.

exterior

adj & n exterior m
References in classic literature ?
She was very quiet but beneath a placid exterior a continual ferment went on.
His blood curdled when he found himself in absolute contact with such fierce and implacable enemies; but he so far mastered his feelings as to pursue his way into the center of the lodge, with an exterior that did not betray the weakness.
With a brief sketch, therefore, of the circumstances amid which the foundation of the house was laid, and a rapid glimpse at its quaint exterior, as it grew black in the prevalent east wind,--pointing, too, here and there, at some spot of more verdant mossiness on its roof and walls,--we shall commence the real action of our tale at an epoch not very remote from the present day.
It may seem marvellous that, with the world before her -- kept by no restrictive clause of her condemnation within the limits of the Puritan settlement, so remote and so obscure -- free to return to her birth-place, or to any other European land, and there hide her character and identity under a new exterior, as completely as if emerging into another state of being -- and having also the passes of the dark, inscrutable forest open to her, where the wildness of her nature might assimilate itself with a people whose customs and life were alien from the law that had condemned her -- it may seem marvellous that this woman should still call that place her home, where, and where only, she must needs be the type of shame.
Besides all the other phenomena which the exterior of the Sperm Whale presents, he not seldom displays the back, and more especially his flanks, effaced in great part of the regular linear appearance, by reason of numerous rude scratches, altogether of an irregular, random aspect.
His manly beauty and more than common gracefulness were instantly the theme of general admiration, and the laugh which his gallantry raised against Marianne received particular spirit from his exterior attractions.
Let the reader add, to complete the picture, refined features; a complexion, if pale, clear; and a stately air and carriage, and he will have, at least, as clearly as words can give it, a correct idea of the exterior of Miss Temple--Maria Temple, as I afterwards saw the name written in a prayer-book intrusted to me to carry to church.
Leaving aside the degradation of an alliance with a nameless man, and the possible fact that his property, in default of heirs male, might pass into such a one's power, he had sense to comprehend Heathcliff's disposition: to know that, though his exterior was altered, his mind was unchangeable and unchanged.
Towards nine o'clock he smoothed his ruffled aspect, and, presenting as respectable and business-like an exterior as he could overlay his natural self with, issued forth to the occupation of the day.
Happily these interior problems are not infrequently resolved by quite exterior forces.
And what is Faith, Love, Vertue unassaid Alone, without exterior help sustaind?
In the anteroom he found his attendant Anwold, who, taking the torch from the hand of the waiting-maid, conducted him with more haste than ceremony to an exterior and ignoble part of the building, where a number of small apartments, or rather cells, served for sleeping places to the lower order of domestics, and to strangers of mean degree.