innards

plural noun

in·​nards ˈi-nərdz How to pronounce innards (audio)
1
: the internal organs of a human being or animal
especially : viscera
2
: the internal parts especially of a structure or mechanism

Examples of innards in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asus has made the Z13 look cooler than your average tablet, too, with a retro-futurist design that includes a small window to give you a peek at its impressive innards. Stephen Slaybaugh, Popular Mechanics, 6 Feb. 2023 This front-engine, rear-drive supercar is equally adept at whisking you comfortably to dinner at a three-star Michelin restaurant and mashing your innards together with its seemingly limitless performance. Frankie Cruz, Car and Driver, 20 Jan. 2023 Such microbes, called Asgard archaea, have previously been cultured—once—but the advance reported today in Nature marks the first time they’ve been grown in high enough concentrations to study their innards in detail. Byelizabeth Pennisi, science.org, 21 Dec. 2022 The Fairphone 4, which is sold only in Europe, has a plastic cover that can be easily removed to expose its innards. Brian X. Chen, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2022 During the movie, groups of people walk out every ten minutes or so, usually when someone onscreen is moaning sensually as another character probes their innards. Vulture, 27 May 2022 Then, the region began to surge upward as a mantle plume — a vast lump of heated rock that arises within the Earth’s innards like globs in a lava lamp — pushed toward the surface. Shannon Hall, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2018 Gulls gather outside the fish plant, eager to peck at the bloody innards tossed their way. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 30 Sep. 2022 Hops has done a superb job of mounting the engine in the Mazda's innards. Brock Yates, Car and Driver, 29 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

alteration of inwards

First Known Use

circa 1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of innards was circa 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Innards.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/innards. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

innards

noun plural
in·​nards ˈin-ərdz How to pronounce innards (audio)
1
: the internal organs of a human being or animal
especially : viscera
2
: the internal parts of a structure or machine

Medical Definition

innards

noun plural
in·​nards ˈin-ərdz How to pronounce innards (audio)
: the internal organs of a human being or animal
especially : viscera

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