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As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man's external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe.
Helena Blavatsky

Meaning of "inward" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INWARD

inward  [ˈɪnwəd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INWARD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Inward can act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES INWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of inward in the English dictionary

The first definition of inward in the dictionary is going or directed towards the middle of or into something. Other definition of inward is situated within; inside. Inward is also of, relating to, or existing in the mind or spirit.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INWARD


awkward
ˈɔːkwəd
backward
ˈbækwəd
downward
ˈdaʊnwəd
Edward
ˈɛdwəd
forward
ˈfɔːwəd
heavenward
ˈhɛvənwəd
homeward
ˈhəʊmwəd
manward
ˈmænwəd
moonward
ˈmuːnwəd
onward
ˈɒnwəd
outward
ˈaʊtwəd
sternward
ˈstɜːnwəd
straightforward
ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd
sunward
ˈsʌnwəd
upward
ˈʌpwəd
vanward
ˈvænwəd
wayward
ˈweɪwəd
westward
ˈwɛstwəd
windward
ˈwɪndwəd
Woodward
ˈwʊdwəd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INWARD

inwall
inward investment
inward-looking
inwardly
inwardness
inwards
inweave
inweaving
inwick
inwind
inwit
inwith
inwork
inworking
inworn
inwove
inwoven
inwrap
inwrapped
inwrapping

WORDS THAT END LIKE INWARD

Academy Award
afterward
award
come forward
coward
eastward
fashion-forward
fast forward
fast-forward
go-forward
hayward
Howard
leeward
put forward
reward
Seward
steward
store and forward
toward
ward

Synonyms and antonyms of inward in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INWARD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «inward» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of inward

Translation of «inward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INWARD

Find out the translation of inward to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of inward from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «inward» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

内心的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

interior
570 millions of speakers

English

inward
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आवक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إلى الداخل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

внутрь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

íntimo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অভ্যন্তরস্থ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

intérieur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Masuk ke dalam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

innere
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

内心の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마음속의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mlebu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bên trong
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உள்நோக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आवक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

içe doğru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

intimo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wewnątrz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

всередину
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

interior
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προς τα μέσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

innerlike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inåt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

innover
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of inward

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INWARD»

The term «inward» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.265 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INWARD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about inward

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10 QUOTES WITH «INWARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word inward.
1
Robert Adams
You can't talk about life without talking about politics. You have to have both. If you're just a political person, you're going to burn out. If you, as an artist, are just focused inward, you're going to eventually be irrelevant.
2
Roland Allen
I have a profound belief in the power of the Sacraments. I believe that in a Divine way the use of them teaches the teachable their inward meaning and therefore I think we need be in no hurry to attempt to teach new converts all that we think we know about them.
3
William Ames
Sanctification is not to be understood here as a separation from ordinary use or consecration to some special use, although this meaning is often present in Scripture, sometimes referring to outward and sometimes to inward or effectual separation.
4
Aristotle
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
5
Helena Blavatsky
As no outward motion or change, when normal, in man's external body can take place unless provoked by an inward impulse, given through one of the three functions named, so with the external or manifested Universe.
6
Vince Cable
My job is to support businesses, that means promoting British commerce in the big emerging markets that have been neglected in the past. It means keeping Britain open to inward investors, trade and skilled workers. It means cutting red tape which is suffocating growing companies which create jobs.
7
Gustave Courbet
When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves.
8
Ralph Cudworth
Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
9
Matt Dillon
I think playing somebody who's schizophrenic is such a lesson as an actor. It gets you totally out of your comfort zone, because you can't rely on your technique, your external stuff. You've really gotta look inward, in a way.
10
Henry Van Dyke
Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INWARD»

Discover the use of inward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to inward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Inward Morning: A Philosophical Exploration in Journal Form
Henry Bugbee, The Inward Morning I We sometimes think a dawn of meaning or discovery brings answers to a restless, questioning mind. But often it opens new vistas and sometimes boundless ones. Then life's streams and seas lift us bodily,  ...
Henry Bugbee, 2011
2
The Inward Garden: Creating a Place of Beauty and Meaning
Learn how to create a personal garden.
Julie Moir Messervy, 2007
3
Dreams and Inward Journeys: A Rhetoric and Reader for Writers
This best-selling collection of readings explores the theme of dreams, the imagination, and the reasoning mind. Dreams and Inward Journeys presents a rich mixture of personal and academic essays, stories, and poems.
Marjorie A. Ford, Jon Ford, 2009
4
Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation
shows readers of all levels hwo to transition from asanas to meditation.
Rolf Sovik, 2005
5
Upward, Outward, Inward
This book from the Japanese house church provides one way for any Christian to become a discipler: it gives simple, practical ways to live out the Gospel, to explain the Gospel, and to pass the baton of discipleship on to others.
Mitsuo Fukuda, 2010
6
Inward Bound: Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World
Details the history of the physics of matter and of physical forces since the discovery of x-rays, exploring the circumstances, significance, and impact of discoveries and developments
Abraham Pais, 1988
7
Looking Inward: Devotional Reading and the Private Self in ...
Bryan examines a wide range of devotional and secular texts, from works by Walter Hilton, Julian of Norwich, and Thomas Hoccleve to explore the models of identification and imitation through which they sought to reach the inmost selves of ...
Jennifer Bryan, 2011
8
My Gaze Is Turned Inward: Letters 1938-1943
-Gertrud Kolmar, in a letter to her sister, October 22, 1939 So a picture of Gertrud Kolmar, a gifted Jewish writer struggling to sustain her art and her family in the midst of the encroaching horrors of Nazi Germany, emerges clearly from ...
Gertrud Kolmar, Johanna Woltmann, 2004
9
China Turning Inward: Intellectual-political Changes in the ...
Based on unpublished as well as published Chinese and British archival materials, this book focuses on the negotiations for the implementation of the commercial provision of the Treaty of Tientsin.
Britten Dean, James T. C. Liu, 1988
10
The New Competition for Inward Investment: Companies, ...
This book examines the new competition for inward investment"
Nicholas A. Phelps, Philip Raines, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INWARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term inward is used in the context of the following news items.
1
UAE insolvency law 'will boost confidence, inward investment …
Plans to bring in a long-awaited insolvency law in the UAE will strengthen business confidence and boost inward investment, according to a ... «ArabianBusiness.com, Jul 15»
2
Yellen's Steady Gaze Inward - Barron's
Yellen's Steady Gaze Inward. U.S. Investment Policy Committee Notes by S&P Capital IQ spcapitaliq.com. July 15: In the past week, global ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
3
Upsurge in inward investment from overseas tech businesses - Bdaily
“It has been fantastic to see such an upswing in inward investment from technology companies looking to invest in the region particularly since ... «Bdaily, Jul 15»
4
Scotland shows star quality on investment stage against grim …
He also likes a cautionary tale, as shown by his warnings in the run-up to the independence referendum about inward investment in Scotland ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
5
U2 turns inward for 'Innocence and Experience Tour' hitting Madison …
A see-through video wall that makes every seat in the arena a center stage one. The rewriting of the "Bullet the Blue Sky" monologue to focus ... «amNY, Jul 15»
6
Revealed: Iran's top firms likely to see up to $1bn of inward flows
But, as sanctions are lifted along with restrictions on foreign involvement following Tuesday's historic deal, inward flows will rise as foreign ... «ArabianBusiness.com, Jul 15»
7
Inward migration toward Greater Cleveland may exceed perceptions …
CSU.jpg Shaker Heights City Council hosted a July 13 work session featuring Richey Piiparinen from the CSU Levin College Center for ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
8
'Record' year for inward investment in Scotland
Scottish Development International (SDI) has reportedly generated more than £433 million of planned inward investment for Scotland and ... «The Courier, Jul 15»
9
With $15M funding, this Singapore-based fintech company plans to …
It will also build its foothold in the world's largest inward remittance and domestic markets, such as India and other Southeast Asian markets. «YourStory.com, Jul 15»
10
Nagoya war archives enable viewers to look inward
NAGOYA--Among the 400 or so items at the newly opened Aichi-Nagoya war archives are the personal diaries of children who were evacuated ... «Asahi Shimbun, Jul 15»

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