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
Our film, a family comedy, carries a message designed to challenge social prejudices related to standards of physical beauty in society by emphasizing the importance of inner beauty.
South Floridians, get ready to unleash your inner singing star — Israeli-style.
The House intelligence committee's request for information from Cohen came as the investigators continued to scrutinize members of Trump's inner circle, including Flynn.
Ballmer’s wife, Connie, asked for the ability to query the family Amazon Echo device so Alexa can become an expert in the inner workings of the U.S. government.
The inner struggle between Kevin the President and Kevin the Assassin.
There will also be a 7,000-square-foot roof deck and a 2,000-square-foot inner courtyard on the fourth floor with a garden and water feature.
This family-friendly museum showcases regional artist and strives to coax out the inner artist in everyone with classes for kids, families and adults.
Then go out and meet some adults who are very in touch with their inner child.
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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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