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.

Primary Meanings of inside

1.
adjnadv
relating to or being on the side closer to the center or within a defined space
the inner or enclosed surface of something
on the inside
2.
adv
in reality
Full Definitions of inside
1

adj 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
Antonyms:
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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adj away from the outer edge

“the inside lane”
Synonyms:
inner
located or occurring within or closer to a center

adj being or applying to the inside of a building

“an inside wall”
Synonyms:
interior
situated within or suitable for inside a building

adj confined to an exclusive group

inside information”
Synonyms:
inner, privileged
exclusive
excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority

n the inner or enclosed surface of something

Synonyms:
interior
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

n the region that is inside of something

Synonyms:
interior
Antonyms:
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

adv on the inside

inside, the car is a mess”
Synonyms:
within
Antonyms:
outside
on the outside

adv within a building

“in winter we play inside
Synonyms:
indoors
Antonyms:
alfresco, out of doors, outdoors, outside
outside a building
2

adv with respect to private feelings

Synonyms:
inwardly
Antonyms:
outwardly
in outward appearance

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