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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)

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.

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."