Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To engage in introspection.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To look into or within; view the inside of.
  • To practise introspection; look inward; consider one's own internal state or feelings.

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

  • transitive verb To look into or within; to view the inside of.

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

  • verb intransitive To engage in introspection.

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

  • verb reflect on one's own thoughts and feelings

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin intrōspicere, intrōspect-, to look into : intrō-, within; see en in Indo-European roots + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

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  • Holmes does this when he is thinking about a case.

    June 18, 2012