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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Outward  \Out"ward\,  a. 
  1.  Forming  the  superficial  part  external;  exterior;  -- 
  opposed  to  {inward};  as  an  outward  garment  or  layer. 
  Though  our  outward  man  perish,  yet  the  inward  man  is 
  renewed  day  by  day  --Cor.  iv  16. 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  outer  surface  or  to  what  is 
  external;  manifest;  public.  ``Sins  outward.''  --Chaucer. 
  An  outward  honor  for  an  inward  toil.  --Shak. 
  3.  Foreign;  not  civil  or  intestine;  as  an  outward  war. 
  [Obs.]  --Hayward. 
  4.  Tending  to  the  exterior  or  outside. 
  The  fire  will  force  its  outward  way  --Dryden. 
  --  {Out"ward*ly},  adv  --  {Out"ward*ness},  n. 
  {Outward  stroke}.  (Steam  Engine)  See  under  {Stroke}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  concern  with  outward  things  or  material  objects  (especially 
  the  body  and  its  appearance)  as  opposed  to  the  mind  and 
  spirit:  "hearty  showmanship  and  all-around  outwardness" 
  [ant:  {inwardness}] 
  2:  the  quality  or  state  of  being  outside  or  directed  toward  or 
  relating  to  the  outside  or  exterior:  "the  outwardness  of 
  the  world"  [syn:  {externality}]  [ant:  {inwardness}] 
  3:  concern  with  or  responsiveness  to  outward  things  esp 
  material  objects  as  opposed  to  ideal  concepts:  "hearty 
  showmanship  and  all-round  outwardness"  [ant:  {inwardness}] 

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