1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber.
2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena.
This attracts the soul,
Governs the inner man, the nobler part. --Milton.
3. Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure.
Inner house Scot., the first and second divisions of the court of Session at Edinburgh; also, the place of their sittings.
Inner jib Naut., a fore-and-aft sail set on a stay running from the fore-topmast head to the jib boom.
Inner plate Arch., the wall plate which lies nearest to the center of the roof, in a double-plated roof.
Inner post Naut., a piece brought on at the fore side of the main post, to support the transoms.
Inner square Carp., the angle formed by the inner edges of a carpenter's square.
adj 1: located inward; "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody
record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard
Bernstein; "she thinks she has no soul, no interior
life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"-
David Denby; "an internal sense of rightousness"-
A.R.Gurney,Jr. [syn: interior, internal]
2: located or occurring within or closer to a center; "an inner
room" [syn: inner(a)] [ant: outer(a)]
3: innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the
internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate
structure of matter" [syn: internal, intimate]
4: confined to an exclusive group; "privy to inner knowledge";
"inside information"; "privileged information" [syn: inside,
5: exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence;
"inner regions of the organization"; "inner circles of
6: inside or closer to the inside of the body; "the inner ear"