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noun in·side \(ˌ)in-ˈsīd, ˈin-ˌ\

Simple Definition of inside

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inside

  1. 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. 2 :  an inner side or surface

  3. 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. 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 in a sentence

  1. The inside of the church is quite beautiful.

  2. I've never seen the inside of a computer before.



14th Century

First Known Use of inside

14th century


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adverb in·side

Simple Definition of inside

  • : in the inner part of something

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

  • : in prison

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inside

  1. 1 :  on the inner side

  2. 2 :  in or into the interior <stayed inside during the storm>

  3. 3 :  to or on the inside

  4. 4 :  in prison

Examples of inside in a sentence

  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.



15th Century

First Known Use of inside

15th century


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inside

adjective in·side

Simple Definition of inside

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inside

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being on or near the inside <an inside pitch>

  2. 2 a :  relating or known to a select group <inside information> b :  behind-the-scenes


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inside

preposition in·side

Simple Definition of inside

  • : 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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inside

  1. 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. 2 :  within <inside an hour>

Examples of inside in a sentence

  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.



1791

First Known Use of inside

1791



INSIDE Defined for Kids

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inside

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noun in·side \in-ˈsīd, ˈin-ˌsīd\

Definition of inside for Students

  1. 1 :  an inner side, surface, or space <the inside of a box>

  2. 2 :  the inner parts of a person or animal —usually used in pl.




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adverb in·side

Definition of inside for Students

  1. 1 :  on the inner side <I cleaned my car inside and out.>

  2. 2 :  in or into the interior <Go inside.>




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adjective in·side

Definition of inside for Students

  1. 1 :  relating to or being on or near the inside <an inside wall>

  2. 2 :  relating or known to a certain few people <inside information>




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preposition in·side

Definition of inside for Students

  1. 1 :  to or on the inside of <They are inside the house.>

  2. 2 :  before the end of :  within <I'll finish inside an hour.>





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