Definition of inner adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪnə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnər//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1  inside; towards or close to the centre of a place an inner courtyard inner London the inner ear opposite outer
  2. 2(of feelings, etc.) private and secret; not expressed or shown to other people She doesn't reveal much of her inner self. An inner voice told him that what he was doing was wrong. He has to fight an inner turmoil even to step onto a plane.
  3. Word OriginOld English innerra, innra, comparative of in.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inner