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inward


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inward  \In"ward\,  Inwards  \In"wards\,  adv  [AS.  inweard.  The 
  ending  -s  is  prop.  a  genitive  ending.  See  {Inward},  a., 
  {-wards}.] 
  1.  Toward  the  inside;  toward  the  center  or  interior;  as  to 
  bend  a  thing  inward. 
 
  2.  Into  or  toward,  the  mind  or  thoughts;  inwardly;  as  to 
  turn  the  attention  inward. 
 
  So  much  the  rather,  thou  Celestial  Light,  Shine 
  inward.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inward  \In"ward\,  a.  [AS.  inweard,  inneweard  innanweard  fr 
  innan,  inne,  within  (fr.  in  in  see  {In})  +  the  suffix 
  -weard,  E.  -ward.] 
  1.  Being  or  placed  within;  inner;  interior;  --  opposed  to 
  {outward}.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Seated  in  the  mind,  heart,  spirit,  or  soul.  ``Inward 
  beauty.''  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Intimate;  domestic;  private.  [Obs.] 
 
  All  my  inward  friends  abhorred  me  --Job  xix.  19. 
 
  He  had  had  occasion,  by  one  very  inward  with  him  to 
  know  in  part  the  discourse  of  his  life.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inward  \In"ward\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  is  inward  or  within;  especially,  in  the  plural, 
  the  inner  parts  or  organs  of  the  body;  the  viscera.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  Then  sacrificing,  laid  the  inwards  and  their  fat. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  mental  faculties;  --  usually  pl  [Obs.] 
 
  3.  An  intimate  or  familiar  friend  or  acquaintance.  [Obs.]  ``I 
  was  an  inward  of  his.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inward 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  existing  in  the  mind  or  thoughts;  "a  concern 
  with  inward  reflections"  [ant:  {outward}] 
  2:  directed  or  moving  inward  or  toward  a  center;  "the  inbound 
  train";  "inward  flood  of  capital"  [syn:  {arriving(a)},  {inbound}] 
  adv  1:  toward  the  center  or  interior;  "move  the  needle  further 
  inwards!"  [syn:  {inwards}]  [ant:  {outward}] 
  2:  to  or  toward  the  inside  of  "come  in";  "smash  in  the  door" 
  [syn:  {in},  {inwards}] 




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