Meaning of INWARD in English


/in"weuhrd/ , adv. Also, inwards .

1. toward the inside, interior, or center, as of a place, space, or body.

2. into or toward the mind or soul: He turned his thoughts inward.

3. Obs.

a. on the inside or interior.

b. in the mind or soul; mentally or spiritually.


4. proceeding or directed toward the inside or interior.

5. situated within or in or on the inside; inner; internal: an inward room.

6. pertaining to the inside or inner part.

7. located within the body: the inward parts.

8. pertaining to the inside of the body: inward convulsions.

9. inland: inward passage.

10. mental or spiritual; inner: inward peace.

11. muffled or indistinct, as the voice.

12. private or secret.

13. closely personal; intimate.

14. Archaic. pertaining to the homeland; domestic.


15. the inward or internal part; the inside.

16. inwards , the inward parts of the body; entrails; innards.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE inweard. See IN, -WARD ]

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