What does inner mean?

Definitions for inner
ˈɪn ərin·ner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inner, interior, internal(adj)

    located inward

    "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein; "she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby; "an internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.

  2. inner(a)(adj)

    located or occurring within or closer to a center

    "an inner room"

  3. inner, internal, intimate(adj)

    innermost or essential

    "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate structure of matter"

  4. inside, inner, privileged(adj)

    confined to an exclusive group

    "privy to inner knowledge"; "inside information"; "privileged information"

  5. inner(adj)

    exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence

    "inner regions of the organization"; "inner circles of government"

  6. inner(adj)

    inside or closer to the inside of the body

    "the inner ear"

Wiktionary

  1. inner(Noun)

    An inner part.

    Etymology: from innera, comparative of inne, from in.

  2. inner(Noun)

    A forward who plays in or near the center of the field.

    Etymology: from innera, comparative of inne, from in.

  3. inner(Noun)

    A thin glove worn inside batting gloves or wicket-keeping gloves.

    Etymology: from innera, comparative of inne, from in.

  4. inner(Adjective)

    Being or occurring (farther) inside, situated farther in, located (situated) or happening on the inside of something, situated within or farther within contained within something (inner door, inner room, inner sanctum, inner surface).

    Etymology: from innera, comparative of inne, from in.

  5. inner(Adjective)

    Close to the centre, located near or closer to center (the inner suburbs).

    Etymology: from innera, comparative of inne, from in.

  6. inner(Adjective)

    Inside or closer to the inside of the body (inner ear).

    Etymology: from innera, comparative of inne, from in.

  7. inner(Adjective)

    Of mind or spirit, relating to the mind or spirit, to spiritual or mental processes, mental, spiritual, relating to somebody's private feelings or happening in somebody's mind, existing as an often repressed part of one's psychological makeup (inner confidence, inner strength, inner life, inner child, inner artist, inner peace, inner light).

    Etymology: from innera, comparative of inne, from in.

  8. inner(Adjective)

    Not obvious, private, not expressed, not apparent, hidden, less apparent, deeper, obscure, ; innermost or essential, needing to be examined closely or thought about in order to be seen or understood (inner meaning, inner resources, inner logic ).

    Etymology: from innera, comparative of inne, from in.

  9. inner(Adjective)

    Privileged, more or most privileged, more or most influential, intimate, exclusive, more important, more intimate, private, secret, confined to an exclusive group, exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence being near a center especially of influence (inner circle, inner council ).

    Etymology: from innera, comparative of inne, from in.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inner(adj)

    further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an spirit or its phenomena

    Etymology: [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See In.]

  2. Inner(adj)

    not obvious or easily discovered; obscure

    Etymology: [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See In.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inner

    in′ėr, adj. (comp. of in) farther in: interior.—adjs. Inn′ermost, In′most (superl. of in), farthest in: most remote from the outward part.—adv. Inn′ermostly. [A.S. in, comp. innera, superl. innemestinne-m-est—thus a double superlative.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. inner

    One of the circular rings on the Creedmoor target; a shot striking in this space counts three.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inner' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2309

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inner' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2824

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inner' in Adjectives Frequency: #302

Anagrams for inner »

  1. niner, renin

  2. Niner

  3. Renin

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inner in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of inner in a Sentence

  1. The Pope:

    Those who lose their inner serenity, their vivacity and audacity, to hide behind their papers, becoming like procedural machines rather than men of God. This is dangerous to lose human sensitivity, so necessary in order to cry with those who cry and enjoy with those who enjoy.

  2. Daniel Siegel:

    If we try to just inform adolescents, it's not going to change anything because they already know-- it's this hyperrational thinking and this change in the reward system, so what do we do? You can give them tools to develop an inner compass for proper moral behavior. That inner compass can help prevent peer pressure from flooding them, and it can help prevent them from getting lost in the social media world.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    There is a dark side to all in this universe. Even this earth is dark for twelve hours in cycles. Darkness is simply absence of light, learn to be comfortable in it too. Life's wisdom grows when you experience to live in contrast and grow amidst contradictions. Let not any darkness leave you paralysed, expand your awareness switch on your inner light and be illuminised, get MickeyMized.

  4. Peace Pilgrim:

    World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Philosophize means ‘feel-loss-of-eyes’ because with open eyes you see only illusions and when you shut them and internalize, you understand the truth, the whole picture and the philosophy of all. Withdraw all your senses and internalize, let there be inner wakefulness, and MickeyMize.

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