Meaning of EXTERIOR in English

/ ɪkˈstɪəriə(r); NAmE -ˈstɪr-/ noun , adjective

■ noun


[ C ] the outside of sth, especially a building :

The exterior of the house needs painting.

OPP interior


[ sing. ] the way that sb appears or behaves, especially when this is very different from their real feelings or character :

Beneath his confident exterior, he was desperately nervous.

■ adjective

[ usually before noun ] on the outside of sth; done or happening outdoors :

exterior walls / surfaces

The filming of the exterior scenes was done on the moors.

OPP interior



early 16th cent.: from Latin , comparative of exter outer.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.