adverb Also out·wards.
Origin of outward
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Historical Examples of outwards
The waving Step, is when the Foot, in moving, turns both inwards and outwards.Orchesography
They are arranged in order, and they bend upwards and now outwards.Hypolympia
These elongated outer feathers are turned upwards and outwards at the tip.Indian Birds
They took hold of my arms, and proceeded to direct me outwards.
The fee for registering a packet of value was, outwards 21s., and inwards 5s.The History of the Post Office
- the body as opposed to the soul
Old English utweard "toward the outside, external" (of an enclosure, surface, etc.), earlier utanweard, from ute, utan "outside" (from ut; see out) + -weard (see -ward). Of persons, in reference to the external appearance (usually opposed to inner feelings), it is attested from c.1500. Also as an adverb in Old English (utaword). Outward-bound "directed on a course out from home port" is first recorded c.1600; with capital initials, it refers to a sea school founded in 1941. Related: Outwardly; outwardness.