In·ward In·wards adv.
1. Toward the inside; toward the center or interior; as, to bend a thing inward.
2. Into, or toward, the mind or thoughts; inwardly; as, to turn the attention inward.
So much the rather, thou Celestial Light,
Shine inward. --Milton.
1. Being or placed within; inner; interior; -- opposed to outward.
2. Seated in the mind, heart, spirit, or soul. “Inward beauty.”
3. Intimate; domestic; private. [Obs.]
All my inward friends abhorred me. --Job xix. 19.
He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life. --Sir P. Sidney.
1. That which is inward or within; especially, in the plural, the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat. --Milton.
2. The mental faculties; -- usually pl. [Obs.]
3. An intimate or familiar friend or acquaintance. [Obs.] “I was an inward of his.”
adj 1: relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts; "a concern
with inward reflections" [ant: outward]
2: directed or moving inward or toward a center; "the inbound
train"; "inward flood of capital" [syn: arriving(a), inbound]
adv 1: toward the center or interior; "move the needle further
inwards!" [syn: inwards] [ant: outward]
2: to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door"
[syn: in, inwards]