Meaning of INWARD in English
adj. & adv.
adj. 1 directed toward the inside; going in. 2 situated within. 3 mental, spiritual.
adv. (also inwards) 1 (of motion or position) towards the inside. 2 in the mind or soul.
[ OE innanweard (as IN, -WARD) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012