Meaning of INWARD in English
adj. & adv.
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.
Etymology: OE innanweard (as IN, -WARD)
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012