innermost

adjective
in·​ner·​most | \ ˈi-nər-ˌmōst How to pronounce innermost (audio) \

Definition of innermost

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: farthest inward : inmost

innermost

noun

Definition of innermost (Entry 2 of 2)

: the inmost part

Examples of innermost in a Sentence

Adjective

She revealed her innermost feelings. the innermost part of the cave

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Others have helped companies tap into consumers' relationships, behaviors, locations and innermost thoughts in powerful and often disturbing ways. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "The fourth Industrial revolution emerges from AI and the Internet of Things," 18 June 2019 Mars is five times brighter than Mercury, so the innermost planet is usually a bit more challenging to track down. Andrew Fazekas, National Geographic, "Solstice arrives, and more top stargazing events in June," 31 May 2019 Their measurements suggest that this stuff — perhaps made of blobs of plasma — is spinning not far from the innermost orbit allowed by the laws of physics. Quanta Magazine, "Astronomers Creep Up to the Edge of the Milky Way’s Black Hole," 30 Oct. 2018 The scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences used this method to create a three-dimensional map of over a thousand Cepheid variable stars in our galaxy, from the innermost core to the outer edges. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Astronomers Discover the Milky Way Is More Twisted and Warped Than We Thought," 5 Feb. 2019 But Anatomy, a short game by indie horror doyenne Kitty Horrorshow, offers the best of both worlds: an experience where the haunted house is the body, and you are tasked with moving inch by unsettling inch through its innermost parts. Verge Staff, The Verge, "Smart scares for smart people," 31 Oct. 2018 After a mysterious reading with a psychic, played by the mythical Erykah Badu, Ali wakes up the next day with the ability to read the innermost thoughts of men. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "Taraji P. Henson Doles Out Relationship Advice at the New York City Premiere of What Men Want," 5 Feb. 2019 BepiColombo, a European-Japanese project that will be just the third mission to study the solar system's innermost planet, launches tonight (Oct. 19) from Kourou, French Guiana, aboard an Ariane 5 ECA rocket. Meghan Bartels, Space.com, "BepiColombo, the First Mercury Mission in 14 Years, Launches Tonight — Watch Live!," 19 Oct. 2018 Under this sky, take a look under the hood and get in touch with your innermost feelings. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's November Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 28 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The spacecraft came within 1,900 miles of Saturn's cloud tops and 200 miles of the planet's innermost ring, shooting a gap between the top of Saturn's atmosphere and its rings that is about 1,500 miles wide. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Cassini Spacecraft Successfully Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings," 27 Apr. 2017 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018 The decision to join the Lakers was not a surprise to his innermost circle, with one person telling AP that it had been presumed for some time that he was headed to Los Angeles next season. Tom Withersap, Anchorage Daily News, "LA-Bron: James agrees to 4-year contract with Lakers," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of innermost

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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innermost

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English Language Learners Definition of innermost

: most private and personal
: closest to the center or inside of something

innermost

adjective
in·​ner·​most | \ ˈi-nər-ˌmōst How to pronounce innermost (audio) \

Kids Definition of innermost

: farthest inward the innermost rooms

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