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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. A representation of the outdoors for use on a soundstage or in a theater: The artist painted exteriors for the film.
b. A scene for a movie or television program that is filmed outdoors: The exteriors for the film were shot in the mountains of New Zealand.

[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 ?
The Grasshopper sat without on a green bank, and reflected on worldly things; and he said too, "Yes, a fine exterior is everything--a fine exterior is what people care about.
Happily these interior problems are not infrequently resolved by quite exterior forces.
Here I may make a remark,--I am not accustomed to attach an exaggerated importance to exterior signs left in the track of a crime.
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.
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.
It is hard that a man's exterior should tally so little sometimes with his soul.
He was of the iron of which martyrs are made, but in the heart of the matrix had lurked a nobler metal, fusible at a milder heat, yet never coloring nor softening the hard exterior.
The center of this wooden disc was hollowed out to a diameter equal to the exterior diameter of the Columbiad.
George Morton was far from possessing the elegant exterior of the uneasy observer of this scene, yet were the eyes of the lovely young woman who had caught his attention, fixed in evident delight on his person, until it was hid from view in the carriage; when, drawing a long breath, as if relieved from great uneasiness, she said, in a low voice--
It was a long, wellwritten letter, giving the particulars of his journey and of his feelings, expressing all the affection, gratitude, and respect which was natural and honourable, and describing every thing exterior and local that could be supposed attractive, with spirit and precision.
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.
The only answer that can be given is, that as all these exterior provisions are found to be inadequate, the defect must be supplied, by so contriving the interior structure of the government as that its several constituent parts may, by their mutual relations, be the means of keeping each other in their proper places.