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in·ward

 (ĭn′wərd)
adj.
1. Located inside; inner.
2. Directed or moving toward the interior: an inward flow.
3. Of, relating to, or existing in the thoughts or mind: inward doubts.
4. Intimate; familiar: is inward with the right people.
adv. also in·wards (-wərdz)
1. Toward the inside, center, or interior.
2. Toward the mind or the self: thoughts turned inward.
n.
1. An inner or central part.
2. An inner essence or spirit.
3. inwards Entrails; innards.

[Middle English, from Old English inweard; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

inward

(ˈɪnwəd)
adj
1. going or directed towards the middle of or into something
2. situated within; inside
3. of, relating to, or existing in the mind or spirit: inward meditation.
4. of one's own country or a specific country: inward investment.
adv
a variant of inwards1
n
the inward part; inside
ˈinwardness n

in•ward

(ˈɪn wərd)

adv. Also, in′wards.
1. toward the inside, interior, or center, as of a place, space, or body.
2. into or toward the mind or soul: Let us turn our thoughts inward.
3. Obs.
a. on the inside or interior.
b. mentally or spiritually.
adj.
4. proceeding or directed toward the inside or interior.
5. situated within or in or on the inside; inner.
6. pertaining to the inside or inner part.
7. located within the body.
8. pertaining to the inside of the body.
9. inland: inward passage.
10. mental or spiritual; inner.
11. closely personal; intimate.
12. Archaic. pertaining to the homeland; domestic.
n.
13. the inward or internal part; inside.
14. inwards, the inward parts of the body; innards.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inward - relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts; "a concern with inward reflections"
outward - relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind; "a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections"
2.inward - directed or moving inward or toward a centerinward - directed or moving inward or toward a center; "the inbound train"; "inward flood of capital"
incoming - arriving at a place or position; "incoming class"; "incoming mail"
Adv.1.inward - toward the center or interior; "move the needle further inwards!"
outward, outwards - toward the outside; "move the needle further outward!"
2.inward - to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door"

inward

adjective
1. incoming, entering, penetrating, inbound, inflowing, ingoing, inpouring a sharp, inward breath like a gasp

inward

adjective
Of, relating to, or arising from one's mental or spiritual being:
Slang: gut.
Translations
باطِني، داخِليمُتَّجِه نَحْو الداخِل
dovnitřniternýsměřující dovnitřvnitřní
indadindgåendeindre
befelébefelé tartó
inn, inn á viîinnrisem beinist inn á viî
nukreiptas į vidų
iekšējsvērsts uz iekšu
smerujúci dovnútra
navznoter
iç tarafa doğruiçe doğruiçeriye doğruiçinde saklı

inward

[ˈɪnwəd]
A. ADJ
1. (= inner) [peace, happiness] → interior
she gave an inward sighsuspiró para sus adentros
Bridget watched him with an inward smileBridget lo observó sonriendo para sus adentros
I sighed with inward reliefsuspiré sintiendo gran alivio por dentro
2. (= incoming) [flow, movement] → hacia el interior
B. ADV = inwards A
C. CPD inward investment Ninversiones fpl extranjeras
inward investor Ninversor(a) m/f extranjero/a

inward

[ˈɪnwərd]
adj
[movement] → intérieur(e)
the inward flood of foreign capital
BUT l'afflux de capitaux étrangers.
[thought, feeling] → intérieur(e)
adv = inwardsinward-looking [ˈɪnwərdlʊkɪŋ] adjreplié sur soi-même
... an insular and inward-looking community → ... une communauté insulaire repliée sur elle-même

inward

adj
(= inner)innere(r, s); smile, lifeinnerlich; thoughtsinnerste(r, s)
(= incoming) movementnach innen; curvenach innen gehend; maileintreffend; inward breathEinatmen nt; inward flowZustrom m
(Fin) inward investmentInvestitionen plaus dem Ausland; inward investorausländischer Investor
adv = inwards

inward

[ˈɪnwəd]
1. adj (peace, happiness) → interiore; (thought, feeling) → intimo/a; (movement) → verso l'interno
2. adv = inwards

inward

(ˈinwəd) adjective
1. being within, especially in the mind. his inward thoughts.
2. moving towards the inside. an inward curve in the coastline.
ˈinward, ˈinwards adverb
towards the inside or the centre. When one of the eyes turns inwards, we call the effect a squint.
ˈinwardly adverb
in one's thoughts; secretly. He was inwardly pleased when she failed; She was laughing/groaning inwardly.
References in classic literature ?
Then patchwork or towels appeared, and Amy sewed with outward meekness and inward rebellion till dusk, when she was allowed to amuse herself as she liked till teatime.
She had a way of turning them swiftly upon an object and holding them there as if lost in some inward maze of contemplation or thought.
Now, Uncas," he continued, in a half whisper, and laughing with a kind of inward sound, like one who had learned to be watchful, "I will bet my charger three times full of powder, against a foot of wampum, that I take him atwixt the eyes, and nearer to the right than to the left.
But, taking the inward and outward history of the first half-day into consideration, Hepzibah began to fear that the shop would prove her ruin in a moral and religious point of view, without contributing very essentially towards even her temporal welfare.
It was carelessly at first, like a man chiefly accustomed to look inward, and to whom external matters are of little value and import, unless they bear relation to something within his mind.
On the spot, accordingly, in the pleasant hall and with her eyes on me, I, for a reason that I couldn't then have phrased, achieved an inward resolution--offered a vague pretext for my lateness and, with the plea of the beauty of the night and of the heavy dew and wet feet, went as soon as possible to my room.
Delight is to him --a far, far upward, and inward delight --who against the proud gods and commodores of this earth, ever stands forth his own inexorable self.
But to live,--to wear on, day after day, of mean, bitter, low, harassing servitude, every nerve dampened and depressed, every power of feeling gradually smothered,--this long and wasting heart-martyrdom, this slow, daily bleeding away of the inward life, drop by drop, hour after hour,--this is the true searching test of what there may be in man or woman.
The neighboring spectators shook with a gentle inward joy, several faces went behind fans and hand- kerchiefs, and Tom was entirely happy.
If you have ever observed how courteous and gracious and mannerly you feel when you don a beautiful new frock; if you have ever noticed the feeling of reverence stealing over you when you close your eyes, clasp your hands, and bow your head; if you have ever watched your sense of repulsion toward a fellow creature melt a little under the exercise of daily politeness, you may understand how the adoption of the outward and visible sign has some strange influence in developing the inward and spiritual state of which it is the expression.
She listened with much inward suffering, but with great outward patience, to Harriet's detail.
I could not answer the ceaseless inward question--WHY I thus suffered; now, at the distance of--I will not say how many years, I see it clearly.