OUT'WARD, a. [L. versus.] 1. External; exterior; forming the superficial part; as the outward coat of an onion; an outward garment. 2. External; visible; opposed to inward; as outward hate. 3. Extrinsic; adventitious. And outward honor for an inward toil. 4. Foreign; not intestine; as an outward war. [Not now used. We now say, external or foreign war.] 5. Tending to the exterior part. The fire will force its outward way. 6. In Scripture, civil; public; as opposed to religious. 1 Chronicles 24. 7. In theology, carnal; fleshly; corporeal; not spiritual; as the outward man. OUT'WARD, n. External form.
adj 1: relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind; "a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections" [ant: inward] 2: that is going out or leaving; "the departing train"; "an outward journey"; "outward-bound ships" [syn: outbound, outward, outward-bound] adv 1: toward the outside; "move the needle further outward!" [syn: outward, outwards] [ant: inward, inwards]
I. adjectiveDate: before 12th century 1. moving, directed, or turned toward the outside or away from a center <an outward flow> 2. situated on the outside ;exterior3. of or relating to the body or to appearances rather than to the mind or the inner life <outward beauty> 4.externalII. adverboroutwardsDate: before 12th century 1. toward the outside 2.obsolete on the outside ; externally III. nounDate: 1606 external form, appearance, or reality
adj., adv., & n. --adj. 1 situated on or directed towards the outside. 2 going out (on the outward voyage). 3 bodily, external, apparent, superficial (in all outward respects). 4 archaic outer (the outward man). --adv. (also outwards) in an outward direction; towards the outside. --n. the outward appearance of something; the exterior. Phrases and idioms: outward bound 1 (of a ship, passenger, etc.) going away from home. 2 (Outward Bound) (in the UK) a movement to provide adventure training, naval training, and other outdoor activities for young people. outward form appearance. outward things the world around us. to outward seeming apparently. Derivatives: outwardly adv. Etymology: OE utweard (as OUT, -WARD)
Outward Out"ward, Outwards Out"wards, adv. [AS. ?teweard. See Out, and -ward, -wards.] From the interior part; in a direction from the interior toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away; as, a ship bound outward. The wrong side may be turned outward. --Shak. Light falling on them is not reflected outwards. --Sir I. Newton. Outward bound, bound in an outward direction or to foreign parts; -- said especially of vessels, and opposed to homeward bound.
Outward Out"ward, a. 1. Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; -- opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer. Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. --Cor. iv. 16. 2. Of or pertaining to the outer surface or to what is external; manifest; public. ``Sins outward.'' --Chaucer. An outward honor for an inward toil. --Shak. 3. Foreign; not civil or intestine; as, an outward war. [Obs.] --Hayward. 4. Tending to the exterior or outside. The fire will force its outward way. --Dryden. -- Out"ward*ly, adv. -- Out"ward*ness, n. Outward stroke. (Steam Engine) See under Stroke.
1. An outward journey is a journey that you make away from a place that you are intending to return to later. Tickets must be bought seven days in advance, with outward and return journey dates specified.? return ADJ: ADJ n 2. The outward feelings, qualities, or attitudes of someone or something are the ones they appear to have rather than the ones that they actually have. In spite of my outward calm I was very shaken...What the military rulers have done is to restore the outward appearance of order.ADJ: ADJ n 3. The outward features of something are the ones that you can see from the outside. Mark was lying unconscious but with no outward sign of injury.ADJ: ADJ n 4. see alsooutwards