Outwards
Outward Out"ward, Outwards Out"wards, adv. [AS. [=u]teweard. See {Out}, and {-ward}, {-wards}.] From the interior part; in a direction from the interior toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away; as, a ship bound outward. [1913 Webster]

The wrong side may be turned outward. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Light falling on them is not reflected outwards. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

{Outward bound}, bound in an outward direction or to foreign parts; -- said especially of vessels, and opposed to {homeward bound}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Outwards — Out wards, adv. See {Outward}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outwards — [out′wərdz] adv. OUTWARD * * * …   Universalium

  • outwards — ► ADVERB ▪ towards the outside; away from the centre or a place …   English terms dictionary

  • outwards — [out′wərdz] adv. OUTWARD …   English World dictionary

  • outwards — [[t]a͟ʊtwə(r)dz[/t]] (in AM and sometimes in BRIT, use outward) 1) ADV: ADV after v If something moves or faces outwards, it moves or faces away from the place you are in or the place you are talking about. The top door opened outwards... The… …   English dictionary

  • outwards — outward, outwards The only form for the adjective is outward (the outward journey), but outward and outwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for outwards in BrE: • The small circles of desert around waterholes and settlements join …   Modern English usage

  • outwards — out|wards [ˈautwədz US wərdz] adv also outward AmE towards the outside or away from the centre of something ≠ ↑inwards ▪ The door opens outwards. facing/looking/spreading etc outwards ▪ Stand with your elbows pointing outwards …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outwards — out|wards [ autwərdz ] adverb away from the center of something, or toward the outside of it: The door opens outwards. outwards from: The population has slowly spread outwards from major urban centers. ─ opposite INWARDS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outwards — UK [ˈaʊtwə(r)dz] / US [ˈaʊtwərdz] adverb away from the centre of something, or towards the outside of it The door opens outwards. outwards from: The population has slowly spread outwards from major urban centres …   English dictionary

  • outwards — adv. Outwards is used with these verbs: ↑expand, ↑explode, ↑grow, ↑spread …   Collocations dictionary

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