outlying


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out·ly·ing

 (out′lī′ĭng)
adj.
Relatively distant or remote from a center or middle: outlying regions.

outlying

(ˈaʊtˌlaɪɪŋ)
adj
distant or remote from the main body or centre, as of a town or region

out•ly•ing

(ˈaʊtˌlaɪ ɪŋ)

adj.
1. lying at a distance from the center or the main body; remote.
2. lying outside the boundary.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.outlying - relatively far from a center or middle; "outlying settlements"
far - located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future"

outlying

outlying

adjective
Translations
بَعيد عن المَرْكِز
afskekktur
attālsnomaļš
uzakta bulunanuzaktaki

outlying

[ˈaʊtˌlaɪɪŋ] ADJ (= distant) [towns, villages] → remoto, lejano; (= surrounding) [areas] → periférico; [suburb] → periférico, circundante

outlying

[ˈaʊtlaɪɪŋ] adj [area] → écarté(e)

outlying

[ˈaʊtˌlaɪɪŋ] adj (distant) → fuori mano; (outside town boundary) → periferico/a

outlying

(ˈautlaiiŋ) adjective
distant, far from a city etc. outlying villages.
References in classic literature ?
The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
From the vine-yard and the vine-press, from the bouvary or ox-farm, from the marl-pits and salterns, even from the distant iron-works of Sowley and the outlying grange of St.
One by one, however, the ships managed to dip below the crests of the outlying hills until only one barely moving craft was in sight.
The autocrat of the North Atlantic was still oppressing his kingdom and its outlying dependencies, even as far as the Bay of Biscay, in the dismal secrecy of thick, very thick, weather.
In the outlying serfs' quarters torches and candles were burning and no one slept.
He stood with his back to the boy looking steadily at the dark line of outlying scrub, seeing in reality nothing, yet keenly anxious that the red light of the dancing flames should not fall upon his face.
Every stump that started up in their path seemed a man and an enemy, and made them catch their breath; and as they sped by some outlying cot- tages that lay near the village, the barking of the aroused watch-dogs seemed to give wings to their feet.
He takes advantage because he's on that outlying farm, and thinks I shall forget him.
We think, therefore, that he has gone, and the outlying farmers sleep the better in consequence.
Round about were deparked hills and slopes--now cut up into little paddocks--and the green foundations that showed where the d'Urberville mansion once had stood; also an outlying stretch of Egdon Heath that had always belonged to the estate.
The nephew of one of the standard Victorian novelists, Mainhall bobbed about among the various literary cliques of London and its outlying suburbs, careful to lose touch with none of them.
Crossing these, we passed some forlorn outlying groups of houses with dim little scattered shops among them, looking like lost country villages wandering on the way to London, disfigured and smoke-dried already by their journey.