Definition of "inner" []

  • Located or occurring farther inside: an inner room; an inner layer of warm clothing. (adjective)
  • Less apparent; deeper: the inner meaning of a poem. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the mind or spirit: "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle” ( Leonard Bernstein). (adjective)
  • More exclusive, influential, or important: the inner circles of government. (adjective)
  • Being or located further inside (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Happening or occurring inside (adjective)
  • Relating to the soul, mind, spirit, etc (adjective)
  • More profound or obscure; less apparent (adjective)
  • Exclusive or private (adjective)
  • (of a compound) having a cyclic structure formed or apparently formed by reaction of one functional group in a molecule with another group in the same molecule (adjective)
  • The red innermost ring on a target (noun)
  • A shot which hits this ring (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "inner" in a sentence
  • "This extended sense of the term inner guru follows from the Buddhist analytical tool known as "giving the name of the result to the cause.""
  • "When this occurs, they hold conversations with what I call their inner voice."
  • "But what Michelle says really balances things out is what she calls her inner jock."