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. Julianne Hough:

    With everything going on, obviously my heart is with the frontline workers and the healthcare providers, and giving them my absolute love and affection, and feeling the weight of what's happening. But at the same time, I'm feeling very blessed that I've had this time to stop and pause, being on tour for three months and traveling and starting a business, it's a lot. So to be able to be home, and stop and pause, and look inward, and connect back to Julianne Hough has been glorious.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    We need to have the strongest military on the face of the planet and everyone needs to know it, america needs to face outward into the world, and I don't think it is helpful to our interests or to the stability of the world when people focus on turning inward.

  3. 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.

  4. Matthew Weiner:

    The whole last season was the idea that the revolution failed and it is time to deal with what you can control, which is yourself, this turning inward, he (Draper) stripped it all away, that was the idea.

  5. David Tucker:

    It is a tragedy, we were once part of the world's most powerful economic bloc. Now we are just an inward-looking island that is going to get smaller.

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