Inward vs Central - What's the difference?

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Inward is a related term of central.


As adjectives the difference between inward and central

is that inward is situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside while central is being in the centre.

As an adverb inward

is towards the inside.

As a noun inward

is (obsolete|chiefly|in the plural) that which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.

inward

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Situated on the inside; that is within, inner; belonging to the inside.
  • (obsolete) Intimate, closely acquainted; familiar.
  • *, II.3:
  • *:There is nothing can be added unto the daintinesse of Fulvius'' wives death, who was so inward with ''Augustus .
  • * Bible, Job xix. 19
  • All my inward friends abhorred me.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • He had had occasion, by one very inward with him, to know in part the discourse of his life.

    Derived terms

    * inwards * inwardly * inwardness

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • Towards the inside.
  • So much the rather, thou Celestial Light, Shine inward . — Milton.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) That which is inward or within; the inner parts or organs of the body; the viscera.
  • (Jeremy Taylor)
  • * Milton
  • Then sacrificing, laid the inwards and their fat.
  • (obsolete, chiefly, in the plural) The mental faculties.
  • (obsolete) A familiar friend or acquaintance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I was an inward of his.
    (Webster 1913)

    Anagrams

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    central

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Being in the centre.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-27, volume=408, issue=8846, magazine=(The Economist)
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  • Being the most important.
  • Having or containing the centre of something.
  • Being very important, or key to something.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=September 7, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Moldova 0-5 England , passage=Cleverley was a central figure as England took the lead inside three minutes. He saw his shot handled by Moldovan defender Simion Bulgaru and Lampard drilled home the penalty in trademark fashion.}}

    Derived terms

    * central bank * central heating * central locking * centralisation * centralise * centrally * centralness