Meaning of INWARD in English

INWARD

I. ˈin-wərd adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English inweard (akin to Old High German inwert ), from in + -weard -ward (I)

Date: before 12th century

1. : situated on the inside : inner

2.

a. : of or relating to the mind or spirit

inward peace

b. : absorbed in one's own mental or spiritual life : introspective

3. : marked by close acquaintance : familiar

4. : directed toward the interior

II. adverb

or in·wards -wərdz

Date: before 12th century

1. : toward the inside, center, or interior

2. : toward the inner being

III. noun

Date: before 12th century

1. : something that is inward

2. in·wards ˈin-ərdz, -wərdz plural : innards

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.