[ in-werd ]
/ ˈɪn wərd /

adverb Also in·wards.



the inward or internal part; the inside.
inwards, the inward parts of the body; entrails; innards.

Origin of inward

before 900; Middle English; Old English inweard. See in, -ward Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for inwards (1 of 2)


adverb (ˈɪnwədz) inward

towards the interior or middle of something
in, into, or towards the mind or spirit

pl n (ˈɪnədz)

a variant spelling of innards

British Dictionary definitions for inwards (2 of 2)

/ (ˈɪnwəd) /


going or directed towards the middle of or into something
situated within; inside
of, relating to, or existing in the mind or spiritinward meditation
of one's own country or a specific countryinward investment


a variant of inwards (def. 1)


the inward part; inside

Derived forms of inward

inwardness, noun
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