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Meaning of inward

in•ward

Pronunciation: (in'wurd), [key]
— adv.
—adj.
  1. proceeding or directed toward the inside or interior.
  2. situated within or in or on the inside; inner; internal: an inward room.
  3. pertaining to the inside or inner part.
  4. located within the body: the inward parts.
  5. pertaining to the inside of the body: inward convulsions.
  6. inland: inward passage.
  7. mental or spiritual; inner: inward peace.
  8. muffled or indistinct, as the voice.
  9. private or secret.
  10. closely personal; intimate.
  11. pertaining to the homeland; domestic.
—n.
  1. the inward or internal part; the inside.
  2. the inward parts of the body; entrails; innards.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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