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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English outward, from Old English ūtweard, equivalent to out +‎ -ward

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outward (comparative more outward, superlative most outward)

  1. outer; located towards the outside
  2. visible, noticeable
    By all outward indications, he's a normal happy child, but if you talk to him, you will soon realize he has some psychological problems.
  3. Tending to the exterior or outside.
    • Dryden
      The fire will force its outward way.
  4. (obsolete) Foreign; not civil or intestine.
    an outward war
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hayward to this entry?)
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outward (comparative more outward, superlative most outward)

  1. Towards the outside; away from the centre. [from 10thc.]
    We are outward bound.
    • Shakespeare
      The wrong side may be turned outward.
  2. (obsolete) Outwardly, in outer appearances; publicly. [14th-17thc.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter iij, in Le Morte Darthur, book XVIII:
      ANd thenne the quene lete make a preuy dyner in london vnto the knyȝtes of the round table / and al was for to shewe outward that she had as grete Ioye in al other knyghtes of the table round as she had in sir launcelot / al only at that dyner she had sir Gawayne and his bretheren
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Etymology 2Edit

From out- +‎ ward.

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outward (third-person singular simple present outwards, present participle outwarding, simple past and past participle outwarded)

  1. (obsolete, rare) To ward off; to keep out.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.1:
      Ne any armour could his dint out-ward; / But wheresoever it did light, it throughly shard.

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English ūtweard; equivalent to out +‎ -ward.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈuːtward/, /ˈuːtwaːrd/

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outward

  1. outside (in the exterior)
  2. To an external location; outwards
  3. At the exterior; at a location away from one's home or homeland
  4. From an external perspective; seemingly.
  5. secularly; in a practical manner.

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outward

  1. outside, outer, on the surface
  2. outward, toward the exterior
  3. Oriented towards the outside.
  4. Due to outside factors.
  5. In somewhere outside a given place or thing (especially of a country).
  6. Non-religious; lay

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outward

  1. The outside; the exterior

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