Inward meaning

ĭnwərd
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Inward is defined as toward the inside, or into the mind or thoughts.

A mouse moving toward the center of a maze in an example of inward; inward center of a maze.

An example of inward is where your thoughts go when thinking about a difficult problem; thoughts go inward.

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The definition of inward is something that is focused internally or moves toward the inside or center.

An example of something inward are thoughts that are inside your head and not spoken.

An example of someone inward is a turn toward the center of a neighborhood.

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Located inside; inner.
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Intimate; familiar.

Is inward with the right people.

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Toward the inside, center, or interior.
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Toward the mind or the self.

Thoughts turned inward.

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An inner or central part.
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An inner essence or spirit.
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Entrails; innards.
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Situated within; being on the inside; internal.
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Of or belonging to the inner nature of a person; mental or spiritual.
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Directed toward the inside; ingoing.

The inward pull of a centrifuge.

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The inside; inward part.
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Toward the inside, interior, or center.
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Into the mind, thoughts, or soul.
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Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside. [from 9th c.]
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Bible, Job xix. 19

All my inward friends abhorred me.

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Sir Philip Sidney.

He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life.

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Towards the inside. [from 11th c.]
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(obsolete, chiefly in the plural) That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.

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(obsolete, chiefly in the plural) The mental faculties.
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(obsolete) A familiar friend or acquaintance.
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Directed or moving toward the interior.

An inward flow.

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Of, relating to, or existing in the thoughts or mind.

Inward doubts.

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Origin of inward

  • Middle English from Old English inweard wer-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old English inneweard, corresponding to in +‎ -ward.

    From Wiktionary