Meaning of EXTERIOR in English

EXTERIOR

I.

noun

1 outside of a building

ADJECTIVE

▪ elegant

VERB + EXTERIOR

▪ clean , decorate , paint

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

the ~ of the building

▪ behind an/the ~

Hidden behind a plain ~ is a wonderful hotel.

▪ on the ~

There is an abundance of fine sculpture, both on the ~ and inside.

2 way sb appears or behaves

ADJECTIVE

▪ calm , placid

Her calm ~ hides very passionate feelings.

▪ cool , icy

▪ bluff ( BrE ), gruff , rough , tough

EXTERIOR + VERB

▪ belie , conceal , hide

His bluff ~ belied a connoisseur of antiques.

PREPOSITION

▪ behind sb's ~

Behind his cool ~ lurks a reckless and frustrated person.

▪ beneath sb's ~ , underneath sb's ~

Beneath her charming ~ lies a very determined woman.

II.

adj.

Exterior is used with these nouns: ↑ finish , ↑ lighting , ↑ paint , ↑ shot , ↑ surface , ↑ wall , ↑ woodwork

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .