inward

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English inward, from Old English inweard, corresponding to in +‎ -ward.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪnwəd/
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Adjective[edit]

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.]

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Adverb[edit]

inward (comparative more inward, superlative most inward)

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

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Noun[edit]

inward (plural inwards)

  1. (obsolete, chiefly in the 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?)
    • Milton
      Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat.
  2. (obsolete, chiefly in the plural) The mental faculties.
  3. (obsolete) A familiar friend or acquaintance.
    • Shakespeare
      I was an inward of his.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for inward in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English inweard; equivalent to in +‎ -ward.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈinward/, /ˈinwaːrd/

Adverb[edit]

inward

  1. inwards, to the interior, especially referring to:
    1. One's physical existence or body
    2. One's mental state or soul
  2. While located within the inside of an entity, especially referring to:
    1. One's physical existence or body
    2. One's mental state or soul

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Adjective[edit]

inward (superlative ynwardest)

  1. inside, inward, in the interior; the following special senses exist:
    1. For the inside; internal
    2. religious, inside the mind
  2. emotionally powerful, emotionally true
  3. unknown, esoteric

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Noun[edit]

inward (plural inwardes)

  1. The interior of a given thing
  2. innards; guts
  3. reasoning, deductive ability

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inward

  1. To the inside

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