Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Farthest within; innermost.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furthest within; remotest from the boundary, surface, or external part: as, the inmost recesses of a forest.
  • Deepest; most interior or intimate; most real or vital.
  • noun The most interior part.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Deepest within; farthest from the surface or external part; innermost.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective The very deepest within; farthest from the surface or external part; innermost

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being deepest within the self
  • adjective situated or occurring farthest within

Etymologies

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From Middle English inmost, from Old English innemest, a double superlative form from inne ("within"), from in ("in"). The modern form is due to confusion with most.

Examples

  • The holie of holies, that is, the inmost and holiest place of the Ievves Temple, as it vvere the Chauncel.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • It was plain that he loved them, that they came nearer to expressing his real -- that is, his inmost -- self.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume II

  • It was plain that he loved them, that they came nearer to expressing his real -- that is, his inmost -- self.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise

  • The true temple stood separate, in the midst of these buildings, its interior being divided by a curtain into two parts, of which the inmost was the Holy of

    Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15) The Romance of Reality

  • The outer is of the day, under the empire of mode; the outer passes away, in swift endless changes; the inmost is the same yesterday, today and forever.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • There are three things of which every man consists, and which follow in an orderly connection, -- the soul, the mind, and the body: his inmost is the soul, his middle is the mind, and his ultimate is the body.

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

  • Innocence and peace are the two inmost principles of heaven; they are called inmost principles, because they proceed immediately from the

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

  • The outward court is a square of forty feet, and includes two other courts: in the inmost are the royal apartments, which I was very desirous to see, but found it extremely difficult; for the great gates, from one square into another, were but eighteen inches high, and seven inches wide.

    Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

  • The outward court is a square of forty feet, and includes two other courts: in the inmost are the royal apartments, which I was very desirous to see, but found it extremely difficult; for the great gates, from one square into another, were but eighteen inches high, and seven inches wide.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • The outward court is a square of forty feet, and includes two other courts: in the inmost are the royal apartments, which I was very desirous to see, but found it extremely difficult; for the great gates, from one square into another, were but eighteen inches high, and seven inches wide.

    Gulliver's Travels

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