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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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  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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  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. 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.

  2. Vernon Howard:

    Quit thinking that you must halt before the barrier of inner negativity. You need not. You can crash through...whatever we see a negative state, that is where we can destroy it.

  3. Bryant McGill:

    The outer world is a reflection of our inner selves.

  4. Renae A. Sauter:

    I show up for my fellow man by sharing my inner wealth. I generously give out compassion and acceptance wherever I go

  5. Émile Durkheim:

    A mind that questions everything, unless strong enough to bear the weight of its ignorance, risks questioning itself and being engulfed in doubt. If it cannot discover the claims to existence of the objects of its questioning -- and it would be miraculous if it so soon succeeded in solving so many mysteries -- it will deny them all reality, the mere formulation of the problem already implying an inclination to negative solutions. But in so doing it will become void of all positive content and, finding nothing which offers it resistance, will launch itself perforce into the emptiness of inner revere.

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