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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 ?
1) Local spies; (2) inward spies; (3) converted spies;
To the usual precocity of the girl, she added that early experience of struggle, of conflict between the inward impulse and outward fact, which is the lot of every imaginative and passionate nature; and the years since she hammered the nails into her wooden Fetish among the worm-eaten shelves of the attic had been filled with so eager a life in the triple world of Reality, Books, and Waking Dreams, that Maggie was strangely old for her years in everything except in her entire want of that prudence and self-command which were the qualities that made Tom manly in the midst of his intellectual boyishness.
We flew into each others arms and after having exchanged vows of mutual Freindship for the rest of our Lives, instantly unfolded to each other the most inward secrets of our Hearts--.
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.
But while opinion concerning him had remained nearly stationary, and his daily habits had presented scarcely any visible change, Marner's inward life had been a history and a metamorphosis, as that of every fervid nature must be when it has fled, or been condemned, to solitude.
For it is a true rule, that love is ever rewarded, either with the reciproque, or with an inward and secret contempt.
No—no——Judge,” returned the hunter, with an inward chuckle, and with that look of exultation that indicates a consciousness of superior skill, “you burnt your powder only to warm your nose this cold evening.
Lupton by name) looked well pleased; prophetic visions probably flattered her inward eye.
His father received his son's communication with external composure, but inward wrath.
I am not joking; I am as serious as possible," said the Rector, with a provoking little inward laugh.
His life's changes are almost entirely inward ones; it falls into broad, untroubled, perhaps somewhat monotonous, spaces; his biographers have very little to tell.
One instant all was quiet and stability--the next, and the world rocked, the tortured sides of the narrow passageway split and crumbled, great blocks of granite, dislodged from the ceiling, tumbled into the narrow way, choking it, and the walls bent inward upon the wreckage.