Meaning of EXTERIOR in English


I. ek-ˈstir-ē-ər adjective

Etymology: Latin, comparative of exter, exterus being on the outside, foreign, from ex

Date: 1528

1. : being on an outside surface : situated on the outside

2. : observable by outward signs

his exterior quietness is belied by an occasional nervous twitch — Current Biography

3. : suitable for use on outside surfaces

• ex·te·ri·or·ly adverb

II. noun

Date: 1591


a. : an exterior part or surface : outside

b. : outward manner or appearance

2. : a representation (as on stage or film) of an outdoor scene ; also : a scene filmed outdoors

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.