in|ner [ `ınər ] adjective only before noun ***
1. ) inside or farther toward the center of something:
He reached into the inner pocket of his jacket.
Cut off the stalks and all but the most tender inner leaves.
the inner ear
─ opposite OUTER
2. ) close to the people with the most power or authority:
The inner Cabinet rejected the proposal.
3. ) close to the center of a city:
inner London
4. ) private, personal, or secret:
Read closely and you will discover an inner meaning to his words.
inner feelings

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • 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 chamber. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena. [1913 Webster] This… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inner — inner, inward, inside, interior, internal, intestine are comparable when they mean being or placed within something. Although in many cases interchangeable, they are more or less restricted in their applications and therefore clearly… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Inner — Inner, ein Vorwort, welches die dritte Endung erfordert, für in oder innerhalb stehet, aber nur im Oberdeutschen üblich ist. Inner wenig Tagen, in oder innerhalb weniger Tage. Hier inner diesem Stall, Opitz. Wie viel Tage sind verflossen Inner… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • inner — (adj.) c.1400, from O.E. inra, comp. of inne (adv.) inside (see IN (Cf. in)). Cf. O.H.G. innaro, Ger. inner. An unusual evolution for a comparative, it has not been used with than since Middle English. Inner tube in the pneumatic tire sense is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • inner — [in′ər] adj. [ME < OE innerra, compar. of inne, within, IN1] 1. located farther within; interior; internal [inner organs] 2. of the mind or spirit [inner peace] 3. more intimate, central, or secret [inner emotions] …   English World dictionary

  • inner — Adj std. (8. Jh.), mhd. inner, ahd. innaro, inner Stammwort. Adjektivbildung zu in. deutsch s. in …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • inner — ► ADJECTIVE 1) situated inside; close to the centre. 2) mental or spiritual: inner strength. 3) private; not expressed. ► NOUN ▪ an inner part …   English terms dictionary

  • inner — [adj1] central, middle physically close, constitutional, essential, familiar, focal, inherent, innermore, inside, interior, internal, intestinal, intimate, intrinsic, inward, nuclear; concepts 826,830 Ant. exterior, external, outer, outside inner …   New thesaurus

  • inner — index central (situated near center), interior, internal, intrinsic (deep down) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • inner- — Wir müssen Sie untersuchen. Es kann sein, dass Sie innere Verletzungen haben …   Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer

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