Meaning of INNER in English


adj. & n.

--adj. (usu. attrib.)

1. further in; inside; interior (the inner compartment).

2 (of thoughts, feelings, etc.) deeper; more secret.

--n. Archery 1 a division of the target next to the bull's-eye.

2 a shot that strikes this.

Phrases and idioms:

inner bar Brit. Law Queen's or King's Counsel collectively. inner city the central most densely populated area of a city (also (with hyphen) attrib.: inner-city housing). inner-directed Psychol. governed by standards formed in childhood. inner man (or woman)

1. the soul or mind.

2 joc. the stomach. inner planet an inferior planet (see INFERIOR adj. 3).

inner space

1. the region between the earth and outer space, or below the surface of the sea.

2 the part of the mind not normally accessible to consciousness. inner-spring US interior-sprung. Inner Temple one of the two Inns of Court on the site of the Temple in London (cf. Middle Temple). inner tube a separate inflatable tube inside the cover of a pneumatic tyre.


innerly adv. innermost adj. innerness n.

Etymology: OE innera (adj.), compar. of IN

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.