exterior


exterior
ex|te|ri|or1 [ıkˈstıəriə US -ˈtıriər] n
1.) [usually singular]
the outside of something, especially a building
≠ ↑interior exterior of
the exterior of the factory
The dome is tiled on the exterior .
2.) calm/cool etc exterior
behaviour that seems calm, unfriendly etc but which often hides a different feeling or attitude
Beneath that calm exterior, he has a fierce will to win.
exterior 2
exterior2 adj [usually before noun]
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: 'more outward', from exter; EXTERNAL]
1.) on the outside of something
≠ ↑interior
The exterior walls need a new coat of paint.
2.) exterior scenes in a film are filmed outdoors
3.) coming from or relating to facts, situations etc other than the one you are considering
information that is exterior to the text itself

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  • exterior — (Del lat. exterĭor, ōris). 1. adj. Que está por la parte de fuera. U. t. c. s.) 2. Dicho de una habitación o de una vivienda: Que tiene vistas a la calle. U. t. c. s.) 3. Perteneciente o relativo a otros países, por contraposición a nacional e… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Exterior — Ex*te ri*or, a. [L. exterior, compar. of exter or exterus on the outside, outward, foreign, strange, a compar. fr. ex: cf. F. ext[ e]rieur. See {Ex }, and cf. {Extreme}, {Interior}.] 1. External; outward; pertaining to that which is external;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exterior — adjetivo 1. Que está situado en la parte de afuera: Ocurrió en el espacio exterior de la casa. Le dio un golpe en el lado exterior del capó. 2. Área: política Que tiene relación con otros países: comercio exterior, política exterior. 3. Área …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • exterior — exterior, external, extraneous, extrinsic 1. The four words are related, and all have meanings based on outside. Exterior and external both refer to the outside of things in contrast to the inside • (Most manufacturers describe their exterior… …   Modern English usage

  • exterior — [ek stir′ē ər, ikstir′ē ər] adj. [L, compar. of exter, exterus, on the outside: see EXTERNAL] 1. a) on the outside; outer; outermost [an exterior wall] b) to be used on the outside [exterior paint] 2. originating outside; acting or coming from… …   English World dictionary

  • exterior — (adj.) 1520s, from L. exterior, comp. of exterus on the outside, outward, outer, of another country, freign, itself a comparative of ex out of (see EX (Cf. ex )). As a noun from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • exterior — [adj] outside exoteric, external, extraneous, extraterrestrial, extraterritorial, extrinsic, foreign, marginal, outdoor, outer, outermost, outlying, outmost, outward, over, peripheral, superficial, surface; concept 583 Ant. central, interior,… …   New thesaurus

  • Exterior — Ex*te ri*or, n. 1. The outward surface or part of a thing; that which is external; outside. [1913 Webster] 2. Outward or external deportment, form, or ceremony; visible act; as, the exteriors of religion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exterior — (Bot.), äußerlich gelegen. Extérieur (fr., spr. Exterlöhr), das Äußere, äußeres Ansehen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • exterior — index extrinsic, peripheral, periphery, semblance, specious, superficial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • exterior — |eis...ô| adj. 1. Que forma a superfície, o lado ou a parte de fora. 2. Que está por fora ou do lado de fora. 3. Que está fora de quem fala. 4. Relativo aos países estrangeiros. 5. Superficial; aparente. 6. Que se manifesta ou se vê. • s. m. 7. O …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa