outward meaning

  • VerbSGoutwardsPRoutwardingPT, PPoutwardedPREout-SUF-ward
    1. OBS (rare) To ward off; to keep out.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore outwardSUPmost outward
      1. outer; located towards the outside.
        1. visible, noticeable.
          1. By all outward indications, he's a normal happy child, but if you talk to him, you will soon realize he has some psychological problems.
        2. Tending to the exterior or outside.
          1. OBS Foreign; not civil or intestine.
            1. an outward war
        3. AdverbCOMmore outwardSUPmost outward
          1. Towards the outside; away from the centre.
            1. We are outward bound.
          2. OBS Outwardly, in outer appearances; publicly.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • ...the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart - 1 Samuel 16:7
              • They make their outward impudence their mask, as foxes, the better we may not see where they truly tend, nor their true black tergiversation beneath.
              • They fancy that every thought must needs have an immediate outward suggestment. — Hare.

          Meaning of outward for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "outward" is an adjective. It's also an adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe and a suffixe. It's also a verb.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Adverbs
                • Morphemes
                  • Prefixes
                    • Words by prefix
                      • Words prefixed with out-
                    • Suffixes
                      • Words by suffix
                        • Words suffixed with -ward
                    • Verbs
                    Difficultness: Level 1
                    Easy     ➨     Difficult
                    Definiteness: Level 6
                    Definite    ➨     Versatile
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