inside

26 ENTRIES FOUND:

1in·side

noun \(ˌ)in-ˈsīd, ˈin-ˌ\

: an inner side, edge, or surface of something

the inside : an inner part of something (such as a building or machine)

: the inner parts (such as the heart and stomach) of a person's body

Full Definition of INSIDE

1
a :  an interior or internal part or place :  the part within
b :  inward nature, thoughts, or feeling
c :  viscera, entrails —usually used in plural
2
:  an inner side or surface
3
a :  a position of power, trust, or familiarity <only someone on the inside could have told>
b :  confidential information <has the inside on what happened at the convention>
4
:  the area nearest a specified or implied point of reference: as
a :  the side of home plate nearest the batter
b :  the middle portion of a playing area
c :  the area near or underneath the basket in basketball

Examples of INSIDE

  1. The inside of the church is quite beautiful.
  2. I've never seen the inside of a computer before.

First Known Use of INSIDE

14th century

2inside

adverb

: in the inner part of something

: in or into the inner part of a building, room, etc.

: in prison

Full Definition of INSIDE

1
:  on the inner side
2
:  in or into the interior <stayed inside during the storm>
3
:  to or on the inside
4
:  in prison

Examples of INSIDE

  1. I cleaned my car inside and out.
  2. The candy is chewy inside.
  3. We went inside during the storm.
  4. Step inside and look at our menu.
  5. He got put inside for burglary.

First Known Use of INSIDE

15th century

3inside

adjective

: located on or near the inner side, edge, or surface of something

: coming from someone within a group or organization : relating to or having information that is known only to a special group of people

: done by someone within a group or organization

Full Definition of INSIDE

1
:  of, relating to, or being on or near the inside <an inside pitch>
2
a :  relating or known to a select group <inside information>
b :  behind-the-scenes

Examples of INSIDE

  1. the inside edge of her foot
  2. He gave us an inside view of the situation.
  3. I got the inside story from a friend who works there.

First Known Use of INSIDE

1611

4inside

preposition

: in or into the inner part of (something or someone)

: within the borders or limits of (something)

: before the end of (a period of time)

Full Definition of INSIDE

1
a :  in or into or as if in or into the interior of <waited inside the church>
b :  on the inner side of <just inside the door>
2
:  within <inside an hour>

Examples of INSIDE

  1. We waited inside the store.
  2. Several people were trapped inside the burning building.
  3. She kept her hands inside her pockets.
  4. His feelings were building up inside him.
  5. He lives inside the city limits.
  6. Sources inside the company indicate that there are disagreements about the change in management.

First Known Use of INSIDE

1791

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