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noun in·sid·er \(ˌ)in-ˈsī-dər, ˈin-ˌ\

Simple Definition of insider

  • : a person who belongs to a group or organization and has special knowledge about it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of insider

  1. :  a person recognized or accepted as a member of a group, category, or organization: as a :  a person who is in a position of power or has access to confidential information b :  one (as an officer or director) who is in a position to have special knowledge of the affairs of or to influence the decisions of a company

Examples of insider in a sentence

  1. Political insiders say that she is planning to run for president.

  2. The book gives fans an insider's view of Hollywood.



1848

First Known Use of insider

1848


INSIDER Defined for Kids

insider

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noun in·sid·er \in-ˈsī-dər\

Definition of insider for Students

  1. :  a member of a group or organization who has information about it




Law Dictionary

insider

noun in·sid·er

Legal Definition of insider

  1. :  a person who is in a position of power or has access to confidential information: as a :  one (as an officer, director, employee, relative, or owner of more than 10% of the corporation's stock) who is in a position to have special knowledge of the affairs of or to influence the decisions of a company b :  an individual (as a relative or an influential party) or entity (as a corporate affiliate) having a close relationship with a debtor such that transactions are not made at arm's length and are subject to closer scrutiny than the transactions of those dealing at arm's length




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