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Meaning of INWARD

Pronunciation:  'inwurd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  toward the center or interior; "move the needle further inwards!"
  2. [adv]  to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door"
  3. [adj]  relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts; "a concern with inward reflections"
  4. [adj]  directed or moving inward or toward a center; "the inbound train"; "inward flood of capital"

INWARD is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: arriving(a), in, inbound, incoming, indwelling, inmost, inner, innermost, interior, internal, inwards, private, secret, self-whispered
 Antonyms: outward, outward, outwards



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
             Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat.
    2. The mental faculties; -- usually pl. [Obs.]
    3. An intimate or familiar friend or acquaintance. [Obs.] ``I
       was an inward of his.'' --Shak.
  3. \In"ward\, Inwards \In"wards\, adv. [AS. inweard. The
    ending -s is prop. a genitive ending. See {Inward}, a.,
    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.
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