Definition of inner
1a : situated farther in the inner barkb : being near a center especially of influence the inner circles of political power
2a : of or relating to the mind or spirit the inner lifeb : existing as an often repressed part of one's psychological makeup inner child inner artist
Examples of inner in a Sentence
She led the guests to an inner room.
the inner face of the arch
the inner lining of the jacket
listening to her inner voice
Recent Examples of inner from the Web
Prosecutors argued Loville’s clientele also extended beyond his inner circle at times.
His rule had been marked by rapid economic growth, but also large-scale corruption -- which had enriched his family and inner circle -- and repressive, militarized control.
The halter swimsuit made sure her abs were front and center, while the back allowed Lea to channel her inner peach emoji.
Bernie Sanders is the nation's most popular politician, and many in his inner circle say the door is open for another presidential run in 2020.
The inner city has the largest concentration of cases.
One of the people said Mr. Li has already told his inner coterie...
But what if chemists stopped trying to eliminate the dissociation effect and embraced their inner shaman?
If that’s not your jam, the boozy Boar’s Bourbon spiked root beer is enough to make anyone’s inner kid squeal with glee.
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Origin and Etymology of inner
Middle English, from Old English innera, comparative of inne within
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
INNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inner for English Language Learners
: located toward the inside of something : not on or at the edge or outside of something
: not known to or seen by most people
: of or relating to a person's mind or spirit
INNER Defined for Kids
Definition of inner for Students
1 : located farther in an inner chamber
2 : of or relating to the mind or spirit inner strength
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