1. Being or placed within; inner; interior; opposed to outward.
2. Seated in the mind, heart, spirit, or soul. Inward beauty.
3. Intimate; domestic; private. All my inward friends abhorred me. (job xix. 19) He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life. (Sir P. Sidney)
Origin: as. Inweard, inneweard, innanweard, fr. Innan, inne, within (fr. In in; see in) – the suffix -weard, E. -ward.