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. Fran Lebowitz:

    There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Love is my inner strength and my power.

  3. Dennis Toner:

    These clearly false allegations are in complete contradiction to both the inner workings of our Senate office and to the man I know and worked so closely with for almost two decades. i clearly would remember if we -- that is, if Tara and myself -- had any kind of conversation regarding sexual harassment allegations, let alone something involving Sen. Biden. It would stick in my mind. It would be burned in my mind.

  4. Rachel Dolezal:

    But for sure there is some similarity in terms of harmonizing the outer appearance with the inner feeling, in terms of stigmatized identities, some people will forever see me as my birth category and nothing further. And the same with Caitlyn.

  5. Michael Cohen:

    Recently, the President tweeted a statement calling me' weak,' and he was correct, but for a much different reason than he was implying, it was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds rather than to listen to my own inner voice and my moral compass.

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