Inward In"ward ([i^]n*w[~e]rd), a. [AS. inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. innan, inne, within (fr. in in; see {In}) + the suffix -weard, E. -ward.] [1913 Webster] 1. Being or placed within; inner; interior; -- opposed to {outward}. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Seated in the mind, heart, spirit, or soul. ``Inward beauty.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Intimate; domestic; private. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

All my inward friends abhorred me. --Job xix. 19. [1913 Webster]

He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • inward — [in′wərd] adj. [ME inneward < OE inweard, inneweard: see IN 1 & WARD] 1. situated within; being on the inside; internal 2. of or belonging to the inner nature of a person; mental or spiritual 3. directed toward the inside; ingoing [the inward… …   English World dictionary

  • inward — in‧ward I ve asked for Lexunit freight inwards to be put at freight instead of in this entry. [ˈɪnwəd ǁ wərd] adjective [only before a noun] coming into the country or the place where you are, rather than going out of it: • Financial deregulation …   Financial and business terms

  • Inward — In ward, Inwards In wards, adv. [AS. inweard. The ending s is prop. a genitive ending. See {Inward}, a., { wards}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Toward the inside; toward the center or interior; as, to bend a thing inward. [1913 Webster] 2. Into, or toward …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inward — inward, inwards The only form for the adjective is inward (the inward route), but inward and inwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for inwards in BrE: • Our instructor starts us on snowplough turns (with the tips of the skis… …   Modern English usage

  • Inward — In ward, n. 1. That which is inward or within; especially, in the plural, the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The mental… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inward — O.E. inweard, inneweard (adj., adv.) inmost; sincere; internal, intrinsic; deep, from P.Gmc. *inwarth inward (Cf. O.N. innanverðr, O.H.G. inwart, M.Du. inwaert), from root of O.E. inne in (see IN (Cf. in)) + weard (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • inward — [adj1] ingoing entering, inbound, incoming, infiltrating, inflowing, inpouring, penetrating, through; concept 581 Ant. outgoing, outward inward [adj2] private confidential, hidden, inmost, inner, innermost, inside, intellectual, interior,… …   New thesaurus

  • inward — index interior, intrinsic (deep down) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inward — *inner, interior, internal, inside, intestine Analogous words: inbred, *innate, inborn: ingrained, inherent, intrinsic, constitutional: intimate, *familiar: objective, sensible, *material: heartfelt, unfeigned, *sincere: impalpable,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inward — ► ADJECTIVE 1) directed or proceeding towards the inside. 2) mental or spiritual. ► ADVERB variant of INWARDS(Cf. ↑inwards). DERIVATIVES inwardly adverb inwardness noun …   English terms dictionary

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