from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, located on, or moving toward the outside or exterior; outer.
- adj. Relating to the physical self: a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections.
- adj. Purely external; superficial: outward composure.
- adv. Toward the outside; away from a central point.
- adv. Archaic On the outside; externally.
- n. The material or external world: "There is nothing here,/Which, from the outward to the inward brought,/Molded thy baby thought” ( Tennyson).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. outer; located towards the outside
- adj. visible, noticeable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. From the interior part; in a direction from the interior toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away.
- adj. Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; -- opposed to
- adj. Of or pertaining to the outer surface or to what is external; manifest; public.
- adj. Foreign; not civil or intestine.
- adj. Tending to the exterior or outside.
- n. External form; exterior.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To or toward the exterior; away from some point in the interior of a space or body to one beyond its limits; forth; outside.
- Away from port: as, a ship bound outward.
- So as to be exterior or visible; out.
- On the exterior; outwardly; externally; hence, visibly; apparently; seemingly; superficially.
- Directed toward the exterior or outside.
- Of or pertaining to the exterior or outside; external; outer; extrinsic; formal: opposed to inward: as, mere outward change.
- Beyond the limits or boundaries; hence, foreign.
- In theology, carnal; fleshly; not spiritual: as, the outward man.
- See the quotation.
- n. External form; external appearance; the exterior.
- n. That which is without; the outer or objective world.
- n. A ward in a separate wing or building attached to a hospital.
- n. A ward of a town or city outside of the original limits of the borough.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. toward the outside
- adj. that is going out or leaving
- adj. relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind
Middle English, from Old English ūtweard : ūt, out; see out + -weard, -ward.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
out + -ward (Wiktionary)