[syn: inside, inner, privileged]
5. exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence;
- Example: "inner regions of the organization"
- Example: "inner circles of government"
6. inside or closer to the inside of the body;
- Example: "the inner ear"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Inner \In"ner\ ([i^]n"n[~e]r), a. [AS. innera, a compar. fr.
inne within, fr. in in. See In.]
1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner
2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena.
This attracts the soul,
Governs the inner man, the nobler part. --Milton.
3. Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure.
Inner house (Scot.), the first and second divisions of the
court of Session at Edinburgh; also, the place of their
Inner jib (Naut.), a fore-and-aft sail set on a stay
running from the fore-topmast head to the jib boom.
Inner plate (Arch.), the wall plate which lies nearest to
the center of the roof, in a double-plated roof.
Inner post (Naut.), a piece brought on at the fore side of
the main post, to support the transoms.
Inner square (Carp.), the angle formed by the inner edges
of a carpenter's square.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: located inward; "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a
bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard
Bernstein; "she thinks she has no soul, no interior life,
but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David
Denby; "an internal sense of rightousness"-
A.R.Gurney,Jr. [syn: inner, interior, internal]
2: located or occurring within or closer to a center; "an inner
room" [ant: outer(a)]
3: innermost or essential; "the inner logic of Cubism"; "the
internal contradictions of the theory"; "the intimate
structure of matter" [syn: inner, internal, intimate]
4: confined to an exclusive group; "privy to inner knowledge";
"inside information"; "privileged information" [syn:
inside, inner, privileged]
5: exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence;
"inner regions of the organization"; "inner circles of
6: inside or closer to the inside of the body; "the inner ear"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
69 Moby Thesaurus words for "inner":
absolute, central, certain, close, concealed, concrete,
constitutional, deep, deep-seated, defined, definite, detailed,
determinate, different, distinct, distinguished, esoteric,
especial, essential, exceptional, express, extraordinary, familiar,
fixed, focal, gut, hidden, immanent, implanted, implicit,
inalienable, individual, indoor, indwelling, infixed, ingrained,
inherent, inmost, innermost, inside, interior, internal, intestine,
intimate, intrinsic, inward, inwrought, irreducible, middle,
minute, noteworthy, nuclear, particular, personal, precise,
private, resident, respective, secret, several, singular,
solipsistic, special, specific, subjective, unalienable,
unchallengeable, unquestionable, visceral