Hypertext Webster Gateway: "outward"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Outward \Out"ward\, n.
External form; exterior. [R.]

So fair an outward and such stuff within. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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: {departing(a)},
{outbound}, {outward-bound}]
adv : toward the outside; "move the needle further outward!" [syn:
{outwards}] [ant: {inward}]

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