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ˈɪn ərin·ner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inner, interior, internaladjective

    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)adjective

    located or occurring within or closer to a center

    "an inner room"

  3. inner, internal, intimateadjective

    innermost or essential

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

  4. inside, inner, privilegedadjective

    confined to an exclusive group

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

  5. inneradjective

    exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence

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

  6. inneradjective

    inside or closer to the inside of the body

    "the inner ear"

Wiktionary

  1. innernoun

    An inner part.

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

  2. innernoun

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

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

  3. innernoun

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

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

  4. inneradjective

    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. inneradjective

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

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

  6. inneradjective

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

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

  7. inneradjective

    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. inneradjective

    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. inneradjective

    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. Inneradjective

    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. Inneradjective

    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. Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaCohen Kook:

    There are free men with the spirit of a slave, and slaves whose spirit is full of freedom. He who is true to his inner self is a free man, while he whose entire life is merely a stage for what is good and beautiful in the eyes of others, is a slave.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Your inner light lights up your outer world.

  3. 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.

  4. David Guterson:

    To persevere is always a reflection of the state of one's inner life, one's philosophy and one's perspective.

  5. Robert M. Hensel:

    We are the true architects of our lives. Only we as individuals and individuals alone, carry within us, the inner ability to make any changes to it's blue prints.

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