inside

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inside (plural insides)

  1. The interior or inner or lesser part.
    • William Shakespeare
      Looked he o' the inside of the paper?
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 4, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.
    The inside of the building has been extensively restored.
  2. The side of a curved road, racetrack etc. that has the shorter arc length; the side of a racetrack nearer the interior of the course or some other point of reference.
    The car in front drifted wide on the bend, so I darted up the inside to take the lead.
  3. (colloquial) (in the plural) The interior organs of the body, especially the guts.
    Eating that stuff will damage your insides.
  4. (dated, UK, colloquial) A passenger within a coach or carriage, as distinguished from one upon the outside.
    • The Anti-Jacobin
      So down thy hill, romantic Ashbourne, glides / The Derby dilly, carrying three insides.
    • Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers
      So, what between Mr. Dowler's stories, and Mrs. Dowler's charms, and Mr. Pickwick's good humour, and Mr. Winkle's good listening, the insides contrived to be very companionable all the way.

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inside

  1. Within the interior of something, closest to the center or to a specific point of reference.
    He placed the letter inside the envelope.

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inside (comparative more inside, superlative most inside)

  1. Within or towards the interior of something, especially a building.
    It started raining, so I went inside.
  2. (colloquial) In prison.
    He's inside, doing a stretch for burglary.

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inside (comparative more inside, superlative most inside)

  1. Originating from or arranged by someone inside an organisation.
    The reporter had received inside information about the forthcoming takeover.
    The robbery was planned by the security guard: it was an inside job.
  2. (baseball) A pitch that is toward the batter as it crosses home plate.
    The first pitch is ... just a bit inside.
  3. Nearer to the interior of a running track, horse racing course etc.
    Because of the tighter bend, it's harder to run in an inside lane.

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īnsidē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of īnsideō