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Meaning of inward by Wiktionary Dictionary

inward


    Etymology

    From Old English inneweard, corresponding to in +‎ -ward .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈɪnwəd/

    Adjective

    inward ( comparative more inward, superlative most inward )

    1. Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside. [from 9th c.]
    2. ( obsolete ) Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar. [16th-17th c.]

    Derived terms

    Adverb

    inward ( comparative more inward, superlative most inward )

    1. Towards the inside. [from 11th c.]
      So much the rather, thou Celestial Light, Shine inward. — Milton .

    Noun

    inward ( plural: inwards )

    1. ( obsolete, chiefly plural: ) That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera .
      ( Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry? )
    2. ( obsolete, chiefly plural: ) The mental faculties .
    3. ( obsolete ) A familiar friend or acquaintance.

    Anagrams

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Explanation of inward by Wordnet Dictionary

inward


    Adverb
    1. toward the center or interior

    2. move the needle further inwards!
    3. to or toward the inside of

    Adjective
    1. relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts

    2. a concern with inward reflections
    3. directed or moving inward or toward a center

    4. inward flood of capital