Out·ward Out·wards adv. From the interior part; in a direction from the interior toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away; as, a ship bound outward.
The wrong side may be turned outward. --Shak.
Light falling on them is not reflected outwards. --Sir I. Newton.
Outward bound, bound in an outward direction or to foreign parts; -- said especially of vessels, and opposed to homeward bound.
1. Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; -- opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer.
Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. --Cor. iv. 16.
2. Of or pertaining to the outer surface or to what is external; manifest; public. “Sins outward.”
An outward honor for an inward toil. --Shak.
3. Foreign; not civil or intestine; as, an outward war. [Obs.]
4. Tending to the exterior or outside.
The fire will force its outward way. --Dryden.
-- Out*ward*ly, adv. -- Out*ward*ness, n.
Outward stroke. Steam Engine See under Stroke.
Out·ward, n. External form; exterior. [R.]
So fair an outward and such stuff within. --Shak.
adj 1: relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or
the mind; "a concern with outward beauty rather than
with inward reflections" [ant: inward]
2: that is going out or leaving; "the departing train"; "an
outward journey"; "outward-bound ships" [syn: departing(a),
adv : toward the outside; "move the needle further outward!" [syn:
outwards] [ant: inward]