in or into the inner part: Please go inside.
indoors: They play inside on rainy days.
within one's heart, reason, etc.; by true nature; fundamentally: I know inside that he's not guilty.Inside, she's really very shy.
Slang. in prison.
the inner or internal part; interior: the inside of the house.
the inner side or surface: the inside of the hand;He pinned the money to the inside of his jacket.
a select or inner circle of power, prestige, etc.: a man on the inside.
the shortest of several parallel, curving tracks or lanes; the part of an oval track closest to the inner rail: The horse came up fast on the inside.
the inward nature, mind, feelings, etc.
Slang. confidential or secret information.
an inside passenger or place in a coach, carriage, etc.
acting, employed, done, or originating within a building or place: He used to work on the dock but now he has an inside job.
derived from the inner circle of those concerned in and having private knowledge of a situation: inside information.
Baseball. (of a pitched ball) passing between home plate and the batter: The pitch was low and inside.
Idioms about inside
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How to use inside in a sentence
The small group of anti-maskers approached customers inside the store.Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider does not approve of anti-maskers using ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ | radmarya | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
All of that information is fed into a dashboard, offering farmers a more complete picture of what’s happening inside.Crover’s robot swims in grain silos to monitor environmental conditions | Brian Heater | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
He even started building and selling “orgone accumulators,” which he said could concentrate a person’s orgone energy when they sat inside them.This scientist thought he’d found the source of all sexual energy | PopSci Staff | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
Because the pollutant is in the outside air, not the inside air.Wildfire smoke and COVID-19 are a one-two punch for indoor air quality across the U.S. | dzanemorris | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
It’s going to go inside, and right now, New York, we’re not dining inside.Tom Colicchio Hopes (and Fears) COVID-19 Will Change the Restaurant Industry | Pallabi Munsi | September 16, 2020 | Ozy
They took cover inside a print works to the north east of Paris, where they held a member of staff as a hostage.
Eating disorders, on the other hand, are driven largely by biological processes that occur on the inside.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models | Carrie Arnold | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
inside the guild, men in caps and long gowns sit in twos, weaving together in small rooms.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But there are a lot of women who go to these places and once they go to the inside, they find a lover.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’ | Michael Howard | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
They stood in a single row, united by solemn respect as the Liu family remained inside.
The grass had a delightful fragrance, like new-mown hay, and was neatly wound around the tunnel, like the inside of a bird's-nest.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
He reached down inside my shirt, with a none too gentle hand, and relieved me of the belt that held the money.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then the boy lifted out the comical little pig, and Squinty found himself inside a large box, very much like the pen at home.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
I went out, and found a Mont de Piet, just beyond the limits of the Principality; they aren't allowed inside.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
Judy, already tucked inside her mosquito-curtains, was nearly asleep.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for inside
the interior; inner or enclosed part or surface
the side of a path away from the road or adjacent to a wall
(also plural) informal the internal organs of the body, esp the stomach and bowels
inside of in a period of time less than; within
inside out with the inside facing outwards
know something inside out to know something thoroughly or perfectly
in or to the interior of; within or to within; on the inside of
on or of an interior; on the inside: an inside door
(prenominal) arranged or provided by someone within an organization or building, esp illicitly: the raid was an inside job; inside information
within or to within a thing or place; indoors
by nature; fundamentally: inside, he's a good chap
slang in or into prison
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with inside
In addition to the idioms beginning with inside
- inside of
- inside out
- inside track, the
- on the inside
- step in (inside)
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