inward

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1in·ward

adjective \ˈin-wərd\

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

: directed or moving toward the inside of something

Full Definition of INWARD

1
:  situated on the inside :  inner
2
a :  of or relating to the mind or spirit <inward peace>
b :  absorbed in one's own mental or spiritual life :  introspective
3
:  marked by close acquaintance :  familiar
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

Related to INWARD

2inward

adverb \-wərdz\

: toward the inside of something

: toward the mind or spirit

Full Definition of INWARD

1
:  toward the inside, center, or interior
2
:  toward the inner being

Variants of INWARD

inward or in·wards \-wərdz\

Examples of INWARD

  1. The window faces inward toward the courtyard.
  2. He turned his attention inward.

First Known Use of INWARD

before 12th century

3inward

noun

Definition of INWARD

1
:  something that is inward
2
in·wards \ˈin-ərdz, -wərdz\ plural :  innards

First Known Use of INWARD

before 12th century

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