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. Mahabharata:

    ?Tis not for gain, for fame, from fear That righteous men injustice shun, And virtuous men hold virtue dear: An inward voice they seem to hear, Which tells them duty must be done.

  2. Sren Aaby Kierkegaard:

    A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

  3. Alisa Wells:

    Now the real beginnings of the 'freedom' which we have discussed for many years--and a heady freedom it is, coming after so many years of reaching outward for it--to finally discover all I had to do was reach inward, and it was there waiting all the time for me

  4. Benjamin Black:

    While our moon is moving away from Earth at a few centimeters per year, Phobos is moving toward Mars at a few centimeters per year, so it is almost inevitable that it will either crash into Mars or break apart, one of our motivations for studying Phobos was as a test case to develop ideas of what processes a moon might undergo as it moves inward toward a planet.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Love, justice, sincerity, and respect become the password of your inward and outward life, always remember that; otherwise, you cannot log in, accurately your life.

Images & Illustrations of inward

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