[out-lahy-ing] /ˈaʊtˌlaɪ ɪŋ/

at a distance from the center or the main body; remote; out-of-the-way:
outlying military posts.
outside the boundary or limit.
distant or remote from the main body or centre, as of a town or region

“outside certain limits,” 1660s, from out + present participle of lie (v.2). Meaning “remote from the center” is first recorded 1680s.


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