inside

Something that's inside is located near the center or in the interior of a space. The inside of a perfectly baked potato should be fluffy, buttery, warm, and delicious.

You can scrape inside a jar with a knife to get the last of the jam, or stay inside the house all day when it's very hot outside. Inside can serve as an adjective, noun, or adverb, depending how you use it, but it always refers to the inner, most privileged, or deepest part of something. Colloquially, your insides are your digestive system or stomach, and when someone's inside after stealing a car, they're in prison.

Definitions of inside
  1. 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”
    Synonyms:
    internal
    happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
    wrong
    used of the side of cloth or clothing intended to face inward
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    outside
    relating to or being on or near the outer side or limit
    external
    happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
    after-school
    outside regular school hours
    extracurricular
    outside the regular duties of your job or profession
    extracurricular
    outside the regular academic curriculum
    right
    (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
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  2. adjective
    away from the outer edge
    “the inside lane”
    Synonyms:
    inner
    located or occurring within or closer to a center
  3. adjective
    being or applying to the inside of a building
    “an inside wall”
    Synonyms:
    interior
    situated within or suitable for inside a building
  4. adjective
    confined to an exclusive group
    inside information”
    synonyms: inner, privileged
    exclusive
    excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority
  5. noun
    the inner or enclosed surface of something
    synonyms: interior
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    Antonyms:
    exterior, outside
    the outer side or surface of something
    types:
    belly
    the hollow inside of something
    type of:
    surface
    the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
  6. noun
    the region that is inside of something
    synonyms: interior
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    exterior, outside
    the region that is outside of something
    types:
    midland
    the interior part of a country
    midst, thick
    the location of something surrounded by other things
    penetralia
    the innermost parts
    type of:
    part, region
    the extended spatial location of something
  7. adverb
    on the inside
    inside, the car is a mess”
    synonyms: within
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    Antonyms:
    outside
    on the outside
  8. adverb
    within a building
    “in winter we play inside
    synonyms: indoors
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    Antonyms:
    alfresco, out of doors, outdoors, outside
    outside a building
  9. adverb
    in reality
  10. adverb
    with respect to private feelings
    synonyms: inwardly
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    Antonyms:
    outwardly
    in outward appearance
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