inwards


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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.]

inwards

adv
1. towards the interior or middle of something
2. in, into, or towards the mind or spirit
pl n
(Anatomy) a variant spelling of innards
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.inwards - to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door"
2.inwards - toward the center or interior; "move the needle further inwards!"

inwards

adverb inside, inward She pressed against the door until it swung inwards.
Translations
نَحْو الداخِل
inn, inn á viî

inwards

[ˈɪnwədz]
A. ADV (Brit) → hacia dentro
the soil had subsided, pushing the walls inwardsel suelo se había hundido, haciendo que los muros se fueran hacia dentro
his frustration and anger turned inwardssu frustración y su rabia se volvieron hacia su interior
the door swung inwardsla puerta se abrió hacia dentro
B. NPL [ˈɪnədz] = innards

inwards

[ˈɪnwərdz] advvers l'intérieur

inwards

advnach innen; his thoughts turned inwardser versank in Selbstbetrachtung

inwards

[ˈɪnwədz] advverso l'interno

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 ?
For when they did enter it, it was something as a street-door enters a house; turning inwards for a moment, only to be turned out the next; and, as a permanent thing, residing in the open air.
Why, diving after the slowly descending head, Queequeg with his keen sword had made side lunges near its bottom, so as to scuttle a large hole there; then dropping his sword, had thrust his long arm far inwards and upwards, and so hauled out our poor Tash by the head.
Of course it had not the least effect, except upon a few roaches which had the misfortune to drink water after eating it, and so got their inwards set in a coating of plaster of Paris.
For where his stick had struck her on the forehead there came a sore that would not be healed, and in the sore grew an abscess, and the abscess ate inwards till it came to the brain.
His eyes he op'nd, and beheld a field, Part arable and tilth, whereon were Sheaves New reapt, the other part sheep-walks and foulds; Ith' midst an Altar as the Land-mark stood Rustic, of grassie sord; thither anon A sweatie Reaper from his Tillage brought First Fruits, the green Eare, and the yellow Sheaf, Uncull'd, as came to hand; a Shepherd next More meek came with the Firstlings of his Flock Choicest and best; then sacrificing, laid The Inwards and thir Fat, with Incense strew'd, On the cleft Wood, and all due Rites perform'd.
Presently the Rabbit came up to the door, and tried to open it; but, as the door opened inwards, and Alice's elbow was pressed hard against it, that attempt proved a failure.
Up went the axe again, and again the panels crashed and the frame bounded; four times the blow fell; but the wood was tough and the fittings were of excellent workmanship; and it was not until the fifth, that the lock burst and the wreck of the door fell inwards on the carpet.
You must not hurry, you must not look nervous, though you know that you are a mark for every rifle within extreme range, and above all if you are smitten you must make as little noise as possible and roll inwards through the files.
This millstone of a rock broke Hector's shield inwards and threw him down on his back with the shield crushing him under it, but Apollo raised him at once.
The Bible tells us how things may be sweet to the mouth, and bitter to the inwards.
For he that turneth the humors back, and maketh the wound bleed inwards, endangereth malign ulcers, and pernicious imposthumations.
I think it may be fairly assumed that if it does not come outwards it must run inwards.