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inside Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the region that is inside of something
    interior.
  2. noun the inner or enclosed surface of something
    interior.
  3. adjective relating to or being on the side closer to the center or within a defined space
    • he reached into his inside jacket pocket
    • inside out
    • an inside pitch is between home plate and the batter
  4. adjective satellite being or applying to the inside of a building
    • an inside wall
  5. adjective satellite confined to an exclusive group
    inner; privileged.
    • privy to inner knowledge
    • inside information
    • privileged information
  6. adjective satellite away from the outer edge
    • an inner lahne
    • the inside lane
  7. adverb within a building
    indoors.
    • in winter we play inside
  8. adverb on the inside
    within.
    • inside, the car is a mess
  9. adverb with respect to private feelings
    inwardly.
    • inwardly, she was raging
  10. adverb in reality
    in spite of appearance; deep down; at bottom; at heart.
    • she is very kind at heart
WordNet

In"side` preposition adverb
Definitions
  1. Within the sides of; in the interior; contained within; as, inside a house, book, bottle, etc.
In"side` adjective
Definitions
  1. Being within; included or inclosed in anything; contained; interior; internal; as, the inside passengers of a stagecoach; inside decoration.
    Kissing with inside lip. Shak.
  2. Adapted to the interior.
In"side` noun
Definitions
  1. The part within; interior or internal portion; content.
    Looked he o' the inside of the paper? Shak.
  2. pl. The inward parts; entrails; bowels; hence, that which is within; private thoughts and feelings.
    Here's none but friends; we may speak Our insides freely. Massinger.
  3. An inside passenger of a coach or carriage, as distinguished from one upon the outside. Colloq. Eng.
    So down thy hill, romantic Ashbourne, glides The Derby dilly, carrying three insides. Anti-Jacobin.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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