Meaning of INNER in English


— innerly , adv. , adj. — innerness , n.

/in"euhr/ , adj.

1. situated within or farther within; interior: an inner door.

2. more intimate, private, or secret: the inner workings of the organization.

3. of or pertaining to the mind or spirit; mental; spiritual: the inner life.

4. not obvious; hidden or obscure: an inner meaning.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE innera, comp. based on the adv. inne within, inside; see INMOST, -ER 4 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .