Definition of outer world in English:

outer world


  • 1The world outside that which is familiar or known to any individual.

  • 2The external and material world (as opposed to subjective and internal thoughts, feelings, etc.).

  • 3People outside one's own immediate circle.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Pordage (bap. 1633, d. c1691), poet and translator.