- situated within or farther within; interior: an inner door.
- more intimate, private, or secret: the inner workings of the organization.
- of or relating to the mind or spirit; mental; spiritual: the inner life.
- not obvious; hidden or obscure: an inner meaning.
- noting or relating to an aspect of a person's mind or personality that has not been fully discovered, revealed, or expressed: a place where anyone can find their inner artist regardless of skill level.
Origin of inner
Related Words for innerclose, constitutional, essential, familiar, focal, inherent, inside, interior, internal, intestinal, intimate, intrinsic, inward, nuclear, central, concealed, deep-rooted, deep-seated, emotional, esoteric
Examples from the Web for inner
Contemporary Examples of inner
Le Femme Finishing School helps transwomen find their inner beauty, no matter their age.Inside A Finishing School for Transwomen
December 27, 2014
For his part though, the dude with the inner grandma is pretty much just looking ahead.Chris Colfer on Writing, Acting, and the Pain of Being A Pop Culture Trailblazer
December 15, 2014
There must be in his life, as Truffaut remarked about Hitchcock's films, “inner fire and cool surfaces.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
The demonic ‘anti-Santa’ enjoys an unlikely renaissance as we learn to embrace our inner pagan.Meet Krampus, the Seriously Bad Santa
December 5, 2014
The RSD Facebook page, and all the local RSD groups, known as “inner circle,” have been switched to private.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
Historical Examples of inner
Thence they entered the inner Ceramicus, where Aspasia resided.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
What my inner self may be I am not prepared to say, but I know that it is there, as everyone else knows that it is in him.The Conquest of Fear
Also of the inner court he writes of '4 Toures, wherof the Kepe is one.'Yorkshire Painted And Described
She never had been able to see the inner workings of Eileen's heart.Her Father's Daughter
He was led into an inner room where he saw a man seated at a large desk.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
- being or located further insidean inner room
- happening or occurring insideinner movement
- relating to the soul, mind, spirit, etcinner feelings
- more profound or obscure; less apparentthe inner meaning
- exclusive or privateinner regions of the party
- chem (of a compound) having a cyclic structure formed or apparently formed by reaction of one functional group in a molecule with another group in the same moleculean inner ester
- Also called: red archery
- the red innermost ring on a target
- a shot which hits this ring
Word Origin and History for inner
c.1400, from Old English inra, comp. of inne (adv.) "inside" (see in). Cf. Old High German innaro, German inner. An unusual evolution for a comparative, it has not been used with than since Middle English. Inner tube in the pneumatic tire sense is from 1894. Inner city, in reference to poverty and crime, is attested from 1968.