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.
adv 1: with respect to the outside; "outwardly, the figure is
smooth" [syn: externally]
2: in outward appearance; "outwardly, she appeared composed"