Definition of Outwards

1. Adverb. Toward the outside. "Move the needle further outward!"

Exact synonyms: Outward
Antonyms: Inward



Definition of Outwards

1. adv. See Outward, adv.

Definition of Outwards

1. Adverb. From the interior toward the exterior; in an outward direction. ¹

2. Adverb. (obsolete) Outwardly; (merely) on the surface. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outwards

1. outward [adv] - See also: outward

Lexicographical Neighbors of Outwards

outwalked
outwalker
outwalkers
outwalking
outwalks
outwall
outwalls
outwar
outward
outward-bound
outward-developing
outward-moving
outwardly
outwardness
outwardnesses
outwards (current term)
outwarred
outwarring
outwars
outwash
outwashes
outwaste
outwasted
outwastes
outwasting
outway

Literary usage of Outwards

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"The limb instead of being directed inwards was now rotated outwards, ... Dislocation of the Forearm outwards.—The following interesting case of this ..."

2. A System of Surgery by Benjamin Bell (1801)
"Of the Gaping or turning outwards of the Eyelids. THIS deformity is produced by ... The internal membrane of the eyelids may be turned outwards by various ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1921)
"In such cases one speaks of ' blockade inwards ' and of ' blockade outwards ' respectively. Thus the blockade of the mouth of the Danube declared by the ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1844)
"Number of Vessels entered Inward» and outwards at Her Majesty's Customs, ... outwards. No. Tone. Men. No. Tona. Men. United Kingdom, 30 8566 372 7 I ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1844)
"Number of Vessels entered Inwards and outwards at Her Majesty's Customs, for the United Kingdom, ... 8566 2286 1049 372 195 136 7 42 39 outwards. Tona. Men. ..."

6. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"... that the rain from the roofs did not run into the streets, and that the doors of houses did not open outwards toward the street.2 They seem also to have ..."

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