Definition of Inward

1. Adjective. Relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts. "A concern with inward reflections"




2. Adverb. Toward the center or interior. "Move the needle further inwards!"
Exact synonyms: Inwards
Antonyms: Outward

3. Adjective. Directed or moving inward or toward a center. "Inward flood of capital"
Exact synonyms: Inbound
Similar to: Incoming
Derivative terms: Inwardness

4. Adverb. To or toward the inside of. "Smash in the door"
Exact synonyms: In, Inwards

Definition of Inward

1. a. Being or placed within; inner; interior; - - opposed to outward.

2. n. That which is inward or within; especially, in the plural, the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.

3. adv. Toward the inside; toward the center or interior; as, to bend a thing inward.

Definition of Inward

1. Adjective. Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside. (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar. (defdate 16th-17th c.) ¹

3. Adverb. Towards the inside. (defdate from 11th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inward

1. toward the inside [adv]

Medical Definition of Inward

1. 1. Being or placed within; inner; interior; opposed to outward. 2. Seated in the mind, heart, spirit, or soul. "Inward beauty." 3. Intimate; domestic; private. "All my inward friends abhorred me." (Job xix. 19) "He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life." (Sir P. Sidney) Origin: AS. Inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. Innan, inne, within (fr. In in; see In) + the suffix -weard, E. -ward. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Inward Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inward

involver
involvers
involves
involving
invulgar
invulnerability
invulnerable
invulnerableness
invulnerably
inwale
inwall
inwalled
inwalling
inwalls
inwander
inward (current term)
inward-developing
inward-moving
inwardness
inwardnesses
inwards
inwash
inwashes
inweave
inweaved
inweaves
inweaving
inwheel
inwick

Literary usage of Inward

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1. Symbolism: Or, Exposition of the Doctrinal Differences Between Catholics and by Johann Adam Möhler (1844)
"Lastly, the inward light, they said, is not a human faculty, ... The instrument which God employs for this end, is the inward revelation, which, ..."

2. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Thomas, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"Learn to despise outward things and to give thyself to things inward, ... He often visiteth the inward man and holdeth with him sweet discourse, ..."

3. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"CHAPTER I Of the inward life rHE kingdom of God is within you,1 saith the Lord ... Learn to despise outward things and to give thyself to things inward, ..."

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