outward

  • 1 Outward — Out ward, a. 1. Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; opposed to {inward}; as, an outward garment or layer. [1913 Webster] Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Cor. iv. 16. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 outward — out‧ward [ˈaʊtwəd ǁ wərd] adjective [only before a noun] leaving a place, rather than arriving in it: • The outward flow of investment by British multinationals is high in the manufacturing industry. • We use the following methods of despatching… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Outward — Out ward, Outwards Out wards, adv. [AS. [=u]teweard. See {Out}, and { ward}, { wards}.] 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 outward — outward, outwards The only form for the adjective is outward (the outward journey), but outward and outwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for outwards in BrE: • The small circles of desert around waterholes and settlements join …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 outward — [out′wərd] adj. [ME utward < OE utweard: see OUT & WARD] 1. having to do with the outside or exterior; outer 2. clearly apparent; observable; visible 3. away from the interior; to or toward the outside 4. having to do with the physical or the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Outward — Out ward, n. External form; exterior. [R.] [1913 Webster] So fair an outward and such stuff within. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 outward — O.E. utweard toward the outside (of an enclosure, surface, etc.), earlier utanweard, from ute, utan outside (from ut; see OUT (Cf. out)) + weard ward. Of persons, in ref. to the external appearance (usually opposed to inner feelings), it is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 outward — index ostensible, specious, superficial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 outward — *outer, outside, external, exterior Analogous words: extraneous, *extrinsic, alien, foreign Antonyms: inward Contrasted words: *inner, inside, internal, interior, intestine …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 outward — [adj] visible; for appearances apparent, evident, exterior, external, from within, noticeable, observable, obvious, on the surface, open, ostensible, out, outer, outside, over, perceptible, superficial, surface, to the eye, toward the edge;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 outward — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of, on, or from the outside. 2) going out or away from a place. ► ADVERB ▪ outwards. DERIVATIVES outwardly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 outward — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 situated on or directed towards the outside. 2 going out (on the outward voyage). 3 bodily, external, apparent, superficial (in all outward respects). 4 archaic outer (the outward man). adv. (also outwards) in an outward… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 outward — outwardness, n. /owt weuhrd/, adj. 1. proceeding or directed toward the outside or exterior, or away from a central point: the outward flow of gold; the outward part of a voyage. 2. pertaining to or being what is seen or apparent, as… …

    Universalium

  • 14 outward — adjective 1 (only before noun) concerning how someone seems to other people, rather than what they are actually like: She managed to maintain her outward composure. | His house shows few outward signs of worldly success. | to all outward… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 outward — [[t]a͟ʊtwə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n An outward journey is a journey that you make away from a place that you are intending to return to later. Tickets must be bought seven days in advance, with outward and return journey dates specified. Ant:… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 outward — /ˈaʊtwəd / (say owtwuhd) adjective 1. being, or relating to, what is seen or apparent, as distinguished from the underlying nature, facts, etc., or from what is in the mind: the outward looks. 2. relating to the outside of the body. 3. relating… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 outward — I UK [ˈaʊtwə(r)d] / US [ˈaʊtwərd] adjective [only before noun] * 1) a) obvious and easy to see He had no outward signs of the illness. outward appearance: Many people judge purely by outward appearances. b) used about the feelings or qualities… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 outward — out|ward1 [ autwərd ] adjective only before noun * 1. ) obvious and easy to see: EXTERNAL: He had no outward signs of the illness. outward appearance: Many people judge purely by outward appearances. a ) used about the feelings or qualities that… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 outward — out•ward [[t]ˈaʊt wərd[/t]] adj. 1) proceeding or directed toward the outside or away from a center 2) pertaining to or being what is seen or apparent; pertaining to surface qualities only; superficial: outward appearances[/ex] 3) lying toward or …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 outward — out|ward [ˈautwəd US wərd] adj 1.) [only before noun] relating to how a person or situation seems to be, rather than how it really is ≠ ↑inward ▪ The economy and outward appearance of the area have changed considerably. ▪ His clenched fist was… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English