Inner definition

ĭnər
Less apparent; deeper.

The inner meaning of a poem.

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Located or occurring farther inside.

An inner room; an inner layer of warm clothing.

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More exclusive, influential, or important.

The inner circles of government.

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Of or relating to the mind or spirit.
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Not obvious, private, not expressed, not apparent, hidden, less apparent, deeper, obscure, ; innermost or essential, needing to be examined closely or thought about in order to be seen or understood.

Inner meaning; inner resources; inner logic.

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The definition of inner is something related to the inside, the spirit or private things.

An example of inner is where the stomach is located.

An example of inner are thoughts in the mind.

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Located within or farther within; interior; internal.

Inner organs.

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Of the mind or spirit.

Inner peace.

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More intimate, central, or secret.

Inner emotions.

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Being or occurring (farther) inside, situated farther in, located (situated) or happening on the inside of something, situated within or farther within contained within something.

Inner door; inner room; inner sanctum; inner surface.

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Close to the centre, located near or closer to center.

The inner suburbs.

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Inside or closer to the inside of the body.

Inner ear.

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Of mind or spirit, relating to the mind or spirit, to spiritual or mental processes, mental, spiritual, relating to somebody's private feelings or happening in somebody's mind, existing as an often repressed part of one's psychological makeup.

Inner confidence; inner strength; inner life; inner child; inner artist; inner peace; inner light.

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Privileged, more or most privileged, more or most influential, intimate, exclusive, more important, more intimate, private, secret, confined to an exclusive group, exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence being near a center especially of influence.

Inner circle; inner council.

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An inner part.
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A forward who plays in or near the center of the field.
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(cricket) A thin glove worn inside batting gloves or wicket-keeping gloves.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inner
Plural:
inners

Origin of inner

  • Middle English from Old English innera en in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, from Old English innera, comparative of inne (“within”), from Proto-Indo-European *in.

    From Wiktionary