What does inward mean?

Definitions for inward
ˈɪn wərdin·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inward(adj)

    relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts

    "a concern with inward reflections"

  2. inbound, inward(adverb)

    directed or moving inward or toward a center

    "the inbound train"; "inward flood of capital"

  3. inward, inwards(adverb)

    toward the center or interior

    "move the needle further inwards!"

  4. in, inwards, inward(adverb)

    to or toward the inside of

    "come in"; "smash in the door"

Wiktionary

  1. inward(Adverb)

    Towards the inside.

    So much the rather, thou Celestial Light, Shine inward. uE000160124uE001 Milton.

    Etymology: From inneweard, corresponding to .

  2. inward(Adjective)

    Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.

    Etymology: From inneweard, corresponding to .

  3. inward(Adjective)

    Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.

    Etymology: From inneweard, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inward(adj)

    being or placed within; inner; interior; -- opposed to outward

    Etymology: [AS. inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. innan, inne, within (fr. in in; see In) + the suffix -weard, E. -ward.]

  2. Inward(adj)

    seated in the mind, heart, spirit, or soul

    Etymology: [AS. inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. innan, inne, within (fr. in in; see In) + the suffix -weard, E. -ward.]

  3. Inward(adj)

    intimate; domestic; private

    Etymology: [AS. inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. innan, inne, within (fr. in in; see In) + the suffix -weard, E. -ward.]

  4. Inward(noun)

    that which is inward or within; especially, in the plural, the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera

    Etymology: [AS. inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. innan, inne, within (fr. in in; see In) + the suffix -weard, E. -ward.]

  5. Inward(noun)

    the mental faculties; -- usually pl

    Etymology: [AS. inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. innan, inne, within (fr. in in; see In) + the suffix -weard, E. -ward.]

  6. Inward(noun)

    an intimate or familiar friend or acquaintance

    Etymology: [AS. inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. innan, inne, within (fr. in in; see In) + the suffix -weard, E. -ward.]

  7. Inward(adj)

    alt. of Inwards

    Etymology: [AS. inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. innan, inne, within (fr. in in; see In) + the suffix -weard, E. -ward.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inward

    in′ward, adj. placed or being within: internal: seated in the mind or soul, not perceptible to the senses, as the 'inward part' of a sacrament: (B.) intimate.—n.pl. (B.) the intestines.—adv. toward the inside: toward the interior: into the mind or thoughts.—adv. In′wardly, in the parts within: in the heart: privately: toward the centre.—n. In′wardness, internal state: inner meaning or significance: (Shak.) intimacy, familiarity.—adv. In′wards, same as Inward. [A.S. inneweard (adv.).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. inward

    The opposite of outward (which see).

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inward in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of inward in a Sentence

  1. Seneca:

    Let tears flow of their own accord their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    As we grow old the beauty steals inward.

  3. North Korea.Evans Revere:

    The fact that we're getting so many reports suggesting that there's been a massive lockdown and crackdown and possible executions, tells me that something significant is up. And it's it doesn't bode well for not only North Korea's economy, but for the ability of many people to get by on a day-to-day basis in North Korea, this is a pretty serious situation for the North Korean leader, and this also may explain the relative quiet that we've seen from North Korea since the North Korea.Evans Revere presidential election. They may very well be inward looking right now and trying to figure out how to get through the next few months.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Nobody can make fool that person, who has seen the worst attitudes of the immediate family, friends, and has gone through the template of experiences, and observed the world with the eyes of inward and outward informed goal. If someone, who tries, to fool such person will be committing as the Urdu proverb: When death comes the jackal runs towards the city

  5. Matthew Arnold:

    Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances.

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