The word “outside” can be a noun, a verb or an adjective.
Noun: Outside describes something that is not contained within something else. In this case, the word has the same meaning as “external”. For example, “I like to lay in the sun outside on my patio.”
Verb: Outside is also a verb which means to move away from or leave a place. For example, “I don’t want to go outside because it’s raining.” Or “I’m going to take my dog outside for a walk.”
Adjective: Another way you can use outside is as an adjective which describes something as being on the outside of another thing or two things. For example, “My cat likes to sleep on the couch but she’ll never sit inside by me.”
Last modified: October 11, 2022