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inward

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adjective in·ward \ˈin-wərd\

Simple Definition of inward

  • : of or relating to a person's mind or spirit

  • : directed or moving toward the inside of something

Full Definition of inward

  1. 1 :  situated on the inside :  inner

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to the mind or spirit <inward peace> b :  absorbed in one's own mental or spiritual life :  introspective

  3. 3 :  marked by close acquaintance :  familiar

  4. 4 :  directed toward the interior

Examples of inward

  1. <moved towards the inward room for more privacy>

  2. <he's more inward with the president than most members of the cabinet>



Origin of inward

Middle English, from Old English inweard (akin to Old High German inwert), from in + -weard 1-ward


First Known Use: before 12th century


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inward

adverb in·ward \-wərdz\

Simple Definition of inward

  • : toward the inside of something

  • : toward the mind or spirit

Full Definition of inward

  1. 1 :  toward the inside, center, or interior

  2. 2 :  toward the inner being

Examples of inward

  1. The window faces inward toward the courtyard.

  2. He turned his attention inward.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of inward

before 12th century

Variants of inward

or in·wards play \-wərdz\

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inward

noun in·ward

Definition of inward

  1. 1 :  something that is inward

  2. 2 in·wards play \ˈin-ərdz, -wərdz\ plural :  innards



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of inward

before 12th century


INWARD Defined for Kids

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inward

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adjective in·ward \ˈin-wərd\

Definition of inward

  1. 1 :  toward the inside or center <an inward curve>

  2. 2 :  of or concerning the mind or spirit <He felt inward joy.>




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inward

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adverb in·ward \-wərdz\

Definition of inward

  1. 1 :  toward the inside or center <The door opens inward.>

  2. 2 :  toward the mind or spirit <I turned my thoughts inward.>



Variants of inward

or in·wards \-wərdz\


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