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ˈɪn wərdin·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inwardadjective

    relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts

    "a concern with inward reflections"

  2. inbound, inwardadverb

    directed or moving inward or toward a center

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

  3. inward, inwardsadverb

    toward the center or interior

    "move the needle further inwards!"

  4. in, inwards, inwardadverb

    to or toward the inside of

    "come in"; "smash in the door"

Wiktionary

  1. inwardadverb

    Towards the inside.

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

    Etymology: From inneweard, corresponding to .

  2. inwardadjective

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

    Etymology: From inneweard, corresponding to .

  3. inwardadjective

    Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.

    Etymology: From inneweard, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inwardadjective

    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. Inwardadjective

    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. Inwardadjective

    intimate; domestic; private

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

  4. Inwardnoun

    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. Inwardnoun

    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. Inwardnoun

    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. Inwardadjective

    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. Finance Minister Taro Aso:

    Inward-looking policies involving one-sided, protectionist measures benefit no country.

  2. Henry Van Dyke:

    Happiness is inward and not outward and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

  3. 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.

  4. Paula Davis-Laack:

    Uncertainty [in the workplace] drives a great deal of stress, as a result, people tend to turn inward, seek to protect their own turf, and become less likely to help others because they don't know what's going to happen outwardly.

  5. John Cryan:

    We have become inward-looking and bureaucratic. Our confidence to engage with the outside world has been dented.

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