inward

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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,… …

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

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

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

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  • 12 inward — /in weuhrd/, adv. Also, inwards. 1. toward the inside, interior, or center, as of a place, space, or body. 2. into or toward the mind or soul: He turned his thoughts inward. 3. Obs. a. on the inside or interior. b. in the mind or soul; mentally… …

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  • 13 inward — /ˈɪnwəd / (say inwuhd) adjective 1. proceeding or directed towards the inside or interior. 2. situated within; interior, internal: an inward room. 3. relating to the inside or inner part. 4. situated within the body: the inward parts. 5. relating …

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  • 14 inward — [[t]ɪ̱nwə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Your inward thoughts or feelings are the ones that you do not express or show to other people. I sighed with inward relief. ...a glow of inward satisfaction. Syn: inner Derived words: inwardly ADV …

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  • 15 inward — in|ward1 [ ınwərd ] adjective 1. ) only before noun felt or experienced in your own mind but not obvious to other people: John breathed an inward sigh of relief. 2. ) going toward the inside or center of something: inward migration ─ opposite… …

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  • 16 inward — in•ward [[t]ˈɪn wərd[/t]] adv. Also, in′wards. 1) toward the inside, interior, or center, as of a place, space, or body 2) into or toward the mind or soul: Let us turn our thoughts inward[/ex] 3) Obs. a) on the inside or interior b) mentally or… …

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  • 17 inward — 1. adjective 1) an inward curve Syn: toward the inside, going in; concave Ant: outward 2) an inward smile Syn: internal, inner, interior, innermost; priva …

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  • 18 inward — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English inweard (akin to Old High German inwert), from in + weard 1 ward Date: before 12th century 1. situated on the inside ; inner 2. a. of or relating to the mind or spirit < inward peace …

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  • 19 inward — adv. inward bound * * * [ ɪnwəd] inward bound …

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  • 20 inward — in|ward [ˈınwəd US wərd] adj written [: Old English; Origin: inweard] 1.) [only before noun] felt or experienced in your own mind but not expressed to other people ≠ ↑outward ▪ a feeling of inward satisfaction ▪ inward panic 2.) towards the… …

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