Inmost
Inmost In"most`, a. [OE. innemest, AS. innemest, a double superlative form fr. inne within, fr. in in. The modern form is due to confusion with most. See {In}, and cf. {Aftermost}, {Foremost}, {Innermost}.] Deepest within; farthest from the surface or external part; innermost. [1913 Webster]

And pierce the inmost center of the earth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The silent, slow, consuming fires, Which on my inmost vitals prey. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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  • inmost — [in′mōst΄] adj. [ME innemest < OE: see IN 1 & MOST] 1. located farthest within 2. most intimate or secret; innermost [inmost thoughts] …   English World dictionary

  • inmost — index central (situated near center), internal, intimate, privy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inmost — O.E. innemest; see IN (Cf. in) + MOST (Cf. most) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inmost — in|most [ˈınməust US moust] adj [only before noun] 1.) your inmost feelings, desires etc are your most personal and secret ones ▪ In his inmost heart, he knew he didn t love me. 2.) formal furthest inside a place, and so difficult to see or find… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inmost — /in mohst / or, esp. Brit., / meuhst/, adj. 1. situated farthest within: the inmost recesses of the forest. 2. most intimate or secret: one s inmost thoughts. [bef. 900; ME (see IN 1, MOST); r. inmest, OE innemest, equiv. to inne within + mest… …   Universalium

  • inmost — [[t]ɪ̱nmoʊst[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Inmost means the same as innermost. He knew in his inmost heart that he was behaving badly …   English dictionary

  • inmost — adjective (only before noun) 1 your inmost feelings, desires etc are the ones you feel most strongly and keep private 2 formal furthest inside: She consigned the letter to the inmost recesses of her desk. opposite outermost …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inmost — in•most [[t]ˈɪnˌmoʊst[/t]] adj. 1) situated farthest within: the inmost recesses of the forest[/ex] 2) most intimate: one s inmost thoughts[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 900; ME, earlier inmest, OE innemest=inne within (akin to in) + mest most …   From formal English to slang

  • inmost — /ˈɪnmoʊst/ (say inmohst) adjective 1. situated farthest within: the inmost recesses of the forest. 2. most intimate: one s inmost thoughts. {Middle English; Old English innemest, from inne within + mest (superlative suffix found with… …   Australian English dictionary

  • inmost — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English innemest, superlative of inne, adverb, in, within, from in, adverb Date: before 12th century deepest within ; farthest from the outside …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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