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adjective in·ner \ˈi-nər\

Definition of inner

  1. 1a :  situated farther in the inner barkb :  being near a center especially of influence the inner circles of political power

  2. 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

inner

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innerly

adverb

Examples of inner in a Sentence

  1. She led the guests to an inner room.

  2. the inner face of the arch

  3. the inner lining of the jacket

  4. listening to her inner voice

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Origin and Etymology of inner

Middle English, from Old English innera, comparative of inne within



INNER Defined for English Language Learners

inner

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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

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adjective in·ner \ˈi-nər\

Definition of inner for Students

  1. 1 :  located farther in an inner chamber

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the mind or spirit inner strength



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