• WordNet 3.6
    • adj outward relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or the mind "a concern with outward beauty rather than with inward reflections"
    • adj outward that is going out or leaving "the departing train","an outward journey","outward-bound ships"
    • adv outward toward the outside "move the needle further outward!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The minarets ofthe Taj Mahal in India are angled at 88 degrees outwards so that they would not collapse into the structure should an earthquake occur
    • n Outward External form; exterior. "So fair an outward and such stuff within."
    • Outward Foreign; not civil or intestine; as, an outward war.
    • Outward Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; -- opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer. "Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day."
    • adv Outward From the interior part; in a direction from the interior toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away; as, a ship bound outward . "The wrong side may be turned outward .""Light falling on them is not reflected outwards ."
    • Outward Of or pertaining to the outer surface or to what is external; manifest; public. "Sins outward .""An outward honor for an inward toil."
    • Outward Tending to the exterior or outside. "The fire will force its outward way."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • outward To or toward the exterior; away from some point in the interior of a space or body to one beyond its limits; forth; outside.
    • outward Away from port: as, a ship bound outward.
    • outward So as to be exterior or visible; out.
    • outward On the exterior; outwardly; externally; hence, visibly; apparently; seemingly; superficially.
    • outward Directed toward the exterior or outside.
    • outward Of or pertaining to the exterior or outside; external; outer; extrinsic; formal: opposed to inward: as, mere outward change.
    • outward Beyond the limits or boundaries; hence, foreign.
    • outward In theology, carnal; fleshly; not spiritual: as, the outward man.
    • outward See the quotation.
    • n outward External form; external appearance; the exterior.
    • n outward That which is without; the outer or objective world.
    • n outward A ward in a separate wing or building attached to a hospital.
    • n outward A ward of a town or city outside of the original limits of the borough.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Outward owt′ward toward the outside: external: exterior: not inherent, adventitious: :
    • adv Outward toward the exterior: away from port: to a foreign port: superficially—also Out′wards
    • n Outward (Shak.) external form: the outside
    • n Outward owt-wawrd′ a ward in a detached building connected with a hospital.
    • adj Outward owt′ward (theol.) worldly, carnal—opp. to Inward or spiritual
    • adj Outward owt′ward (B.) public
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  • Jean De La Fontaine
    “Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”
  • Edward Gibbon
    “Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.”
  • James A. Froude
    “Human improvement is from within outward.”
  • Johann G. Seume
    Johann G. Seume
    “Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ūteweard,. See Out, and -ward -wards


In literature:

Have you looked on its outward manifestations only?
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
The house in the Corraterie, near the Porte Tertasse, differed in no outward respect from its neighbours.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
Outwardly it has the general soricine form, though much larger than the largest shrew.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
But George was not heeding outward battles.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
These are outwardly better than those who refuse him obedience.
"History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Now he stood in the crevice, facing outward, watching the head darting in the water.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Then the family moved in, and soon the girl's restless gaze turned outwards.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
Though we differ in our outward regimentals, I hope we serve under the same spiritual Captain.
"The Annals of the Poor" by Legh Richmond
Thus did Matazaemon effect an outward state and an household economy.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Thus outwardly busied with needle and garments, the self was existing as in a dream.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville

In poetry:

It rests upon the rusty beam
Of outward things that hopeful seem;
Let these its supports sink or cease,
No promise then can yield it peace.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Their outward rock could feel no pain,
But ours was wounded, torn and slain;
The rock gave but a wat'ry flood,
But Jesus pour'd forth streams of blood.
"That Rock Was Christ" by John Newton
Grave brother of the burning sands,
Whose eyes enshrine forever
The desert's soul, are you not worn
Of gazing outward to dim strands
Of stars that weary never?
"The Great Buddha Of Kamakura To The Sphinx" by Cale Young Rice
Darkness and solitude shine, for me.
For life's fair outward part are rife
The silver noises; let them be.
It is the very soul of life
Listens for thee, listens for thee.
"To The Beloved" by Alice Meynell
Thou song of songs!--not music as before
Unto the outward ear;
My spirit sings thee inly evermore,
Thy falls with tear on tear.
I fail for thee, thou art too sweet, too dear.
"To The Beloved--A Lament" by Alice Meynell
And the great ships sail outward and return,
Bending and bowing o'er the billowy swells,
And ever joyful, as they see it burn,
They wave their silent welcomes and farewells.
"By The Seaside : The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

The Vacation That Changed My Life: Canyoneering with Outward Bound.
Music Stories Hanging out with the Parson Red Heads, you get the sense that nothing in the world could shake this band's inner calm and outward joy.
"Launch Ness Monster" takes the concept of a floating trebuchet to the extreme, creating a massive structure that stands tall with huge weights attached, and then folds down onto itself to whip the sling and pumpkin outward.
Homophobes' outward hatred may be a reflection of inner conflicts about sexuality, a new study indicates.
Armstrong said Motuba and one of the younger gorillas apparently got into a fight that left the older gorilla with a fractured jaw that pushed three of his teeth outward.
Courtesy photo Shaniah Hall, 14, works with her fellow Girl Scouts on the first day of her Costa Rica Outward Bound trip.
I am a 32-year-old, married-with-children, educated professional who on outward appearances should have no reason to be miserable.
But there have been no outward signs of progress in talks on how to reach a budget agreement.
You can look at their wins and losses and don¿t see the kind of outward passion UConn used to have, especially on defense.
The emotion was outward and raw for some, while others went about trying to cope and prepare quietly.
An erupting prominence occurs when such a structure becomes unstable and bursts outward, releasing the plasma.
The town of Cary, N.C. Is on a mission after receiving a federal grant to implement sustainability initiatives at home and to spread the message outward.
I have often seen cars, with handicapped plates, parking in handicapped spots and the driver not appearing, outwardly, to be handicapped .
Many Democrats are outwardly cheering Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan.
I am a 32-year-old, married-with-children, educated professional who on outward - 12:53 am.

In science:

However, converging subsonic flow must always produce an outward propagating shock since the flow velocity is assumed to vanish at the origin.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
The outer GAg flows contain two outward-facing shocks.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
In that case, the angular momentum flows outwards, which is what the standard theory predicts.
Is Angular Momentum in an Accretion Disk Transported Inwards?
Instead, what we have found in this paper is that the evolution of a single perturbation generates a shock wave that propagates outwards from the condensation.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
However, as discussed in §II B 3, there are good reasons to believe that the structure within the solar circle is different from the one at our radius and outwards.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth