Definition of Outward

1. Adjective. Relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind. "A concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections"

Attributes: Outwardness
Similar to: External, Outer
Also: Superficial
Antonyms: Inward
Derivative terms: Outwardness, Outwardness



2. Adverb. Toward the outside. "Move the needle further outward!"
Exact synonyms: Outwards
Antonyms: Inward

3. Adjective. That is going out or leaving. "Outward-bound ships"
Exact synonyms: Outbound, Outward-bound
Similar to: Outgoing

Definition of Outward

1. adv. 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.

2. a. Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; -- opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer.

3. n. External form; exterior.

Definition of Outward

1. Adjective. outer; located towards the outside ¹

2. Adjective. visible, noticeable ¹

3. Adverb. Towards the outside; away from the centre. (defdate from 10th c.) ¹

4. Adverb. (obsolete) Outwardly, in outer appearances; publicly. (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outward

1. toward the outside [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Outward

outvoting
outvying
outwait
outwaited
outwaiting
outwaits
outwalk
outwalked
outwalker
outwalkers
outwalking
outwalks
outwall
outwalls
outwar
outward (current term)
outward-bound
outward-developing
outward-moving
outwardly
outwardness
outwardnesses
outwards
outwarred
outwarring
outwars
outwash
outwashes
outwaste
outwasted

Literary usage of Outward

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"Staniforth, it does not appear but that the very circumstance of the captain's disposing of the outward cargo at Stockholm enabled him to bring home the ..."

2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"outward things do not make living knowledge. V. HUMAN KNOWLEDGE OF REAL EXISTENCES: SELF, GOD, AND outward THINGS. Is human understanding actually, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Indeed, in the Eucharist the definition of a Christian sacrament as "an outward sign of an inward grace instituted by Christ" is verified. ..."

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