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



    BrE BrE//ˌɪnˈsaɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnˈsaɪd//
    [only before noun] Types of crime
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  1. 1  forming the inner part of something; not on the outside the inside pages of a newspaper an inside pocket (British English) I was driving in the inside lane (= the part nearest the edge, not the middle of the road).
  2. 2known or done by somebody in a group or an organization inside information Any newspaper would pay big money to get the inside story on her marriage. The robbery appeared to have been an inside job. See related entries: Types of crime
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting the interior of the body): from in + side.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inside