AskDefine | Define exterior

Dictionary Definition

exterior adj : situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building; "an exterior scene"; "exterior grade plywood"; "exterior paints" [ant: interior]


1 the region that is outside of something [syn: outside] [ant: inside]
2 the outer side or surface of something [syn: outside] [ant: inside]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. relating to the outside parts or surface of something
  2. being from outside a country, foreign
  3. outdoor


See also


  1. the outside parts or surface of something
    It was written on the exterior
  2. foreign lands
    She is our new minister of the exterior


  • Dutch: buitenland (2)
  • Interlingua: exterior
  • Spanish: exterior



  1. external, outer


  1. outside

Related terms

Extensive Definition

In general, the interior of something refers to the space or part inside of it, excluding any kind of wall or boundary around its outside. Commonly referenced interiors are those of houses and cars. It has different, more specific definitions in different contexts.


  • British Columbia Interior, commonly called "The Interior", the inland areas of British Columbia, Canada, including but not limited to:
    • The Interior Plateau, official name of the parts of British Columbia between the Coast Mountains and the Columbia Mountains and the Canadian Rockies, and south of the Interior Mountains
  • The Columbia Plateau, Washington, USA, sometimes referred to as the "Interior Plateau"
  • The Alaska Interior, a largely wilderness area, encompassing most of the state
  • Interior Division, an administrative division of Sabah, east Malaysia, on the island of Borneo
  • U.S. Interior Highlands, a mountainous region spanning eastern Oklahoma, western and northern Arkansas, southern Missouri, and the extreme southeast corner of Kansas
  • Interior Plains, a vast physiographic region that spreads across the Laurentian craton of North America


exterior in French: Intérieur
exterior in Georgian: ინტერიერი

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