Inward

Definition of Inward

In´ward   Pronunciation: ĭn`wẽrd
a.1.
1.Being or placed within; inner; interior; - opposed to outward.
2.Seated in the mind, heart, spirit, or soul.
3.Intimate; domestic; private.
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.
n.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.
3.An intimate or familiar friend or acquaintance.
adv.1.
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.

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