/owt"weuhrd/, adj.
1. proceeding or directed toward the outside or exterior, or away from a central point: the outward flow of gold; the outward part of a voyage.
2. pertaining to or being what is seen or apparent, as distinguished from the underlying nature, facts, etc.; pertaining to surface qualities only; superficial: outward appearances.
3. belonging or pertaining to external actions or appearances, as opposed to inner feelings, mental states, etc.: an outward show of grief.
4. that lies toward the outside; that is on the outer side; exterior: an outward court.
5. of or pertaining to the outside, outer surface, or exterior: to make repairs on the outward walls of a house.
6. pertaining to the outside of the body; external.
7. pertaining to the body, as opposed to the mind or spirit.
8. belonging or pertaining to what is external to oneself: outward influences.
9. that which is external; the external or material world.
10. outward appearance.
adv. Also, outwards.
11. toward the outside; out.
12. visibly expressing one's inner feelings, mental state, etc.
13. away from port: a ship bound outward.
14. Obs. on the outside; externally.
[bef. 900; ME; OE utweard. See OUT, -WARD]

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