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Webster 1913 Edition


Inside

In′sideˊ

,
p
rep.
or
adv.
Within the sides of; in the interior; contained within;
as,
inside
a house, book, bottle, etc.

In′sideˊ

,
Adj.
1.
Being within; included or inclosed in anything; contained; interior; internal;
as, the
inside
passengers of a stagecoach;
inside
decoration.
Kissing with
inside
lip.
Shakespeare
2.
Adapted to the interior.
Inside callipers
(Mech.)
,
callipers for measuring the diameters of holes, etc.
Inside finish
(Arch.)
,
a general term for the final work in any building necessary for its completion, but other than unusual decoration; thus, in joiner work, the doors and windows, inside shutters, door and window trimmings, paneled jams, baseboards, and sometimes flooring and stairs; in plaster work, the finishing coat, the cornices, centerpieces, etc.,; in painting, all simple painting of woodwork and plastering.
Inside track
,
the inner part of a race course; hence, colloquially, advantage of place, facilities, contacts, etc., in competition.

In′sideˊ

,
Noun.
1.
The part within; interior or internal portion; content.
Looked he o’ the
inside
of the paper?
Shakespeare
2.
pl.
The inward parts; entrails; bowels; hence, that which is within; private thoughts and feelings.
Here's none but friends; we may speak
Our
insides
freely.
Massinger.
3.
An inside passenger of a coach or carriage, as distinguished from one upon the outside.
[Colloq. Eng.]
So down thy hill, romantic Ashbourne, glides
The Derby dilly, carrying three
insides
.
Anti-Jacobin.
Patent insides
or
Patent outsides
,
a name give to newspaper sheets printed on one side with general and miscellaneous matter, and furnished wholesale to offices of small newspapers, where the blank pages are filled up with recent and local news.

Webster 1828 Edition


Inside

IN'SIDE

,
Noun.
[in and side.] The interior part of a thing; internal part; opposed to outside; as the inside of a church; the inside of a letter.

Definition 2022


inside

inside

English

Noun

inside (plural insides)

  1. The interior or inner or lesser part.
    • William Shakespeare
      Looked he o' the inside of the paper?
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 4, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.
    The inside of the building has been extensively restored.
  2. The side of a curved road, racetrack etc. that has the shorter arc length; the side of a racetrack nearer the interior of the course or some other point of reference.
    The car in front drifted wide on the bend, so I darted up the inside to take the lead.
  3. (colloquial) (in the plural) The interior organs of the body, especially the guts.
    Eating that stuff will damage your insides.
  4. (dated, Britain, colloquial) A passenger within a coach or carriage, as distinguished from one upon the outside.
    • J. H. Frere
      So down thy hill, romantic Ashbourne, glides / The Derby dilly, carrying three insides.
    • Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers
      So, what between Mr. Dowler's stories, and Mrs. Dowler's charms, and Mr. Pickwick's good humour, and Mr. Winkle's good listening, the insides contrived to be very companionable all the way.

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Preposition

inside

  1. Within the interior of something, closest to the center or to a specific point of reference.
    He placed the letter inside the envelope.

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Adverb

inside (comparative more inside, superlative most inside)

  1. Within or towards the interior of something, especially a building.
    It started raining, so I went inside.
  2. Intimately, secretly. (feeling or thinking without expressing it)
    Are you laughing at us inside?
  3. (colloquial) In prison.
    He's inside, doing a stretch for burglary.

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Adjective

inside (comparative more inside, superlative most inside)

  1. Originating from or arranged by someone inside an organisation.
    The reporter had received inside information about the forthcoming takeover.
    The robbery was planned by the security guard: it was an inside job.
    They wanted to know the inside story behind the celebrity's fall from grace.
  2. (baseball) A pitch that is toward the batter as it crosses home plate.
    The first pitch is ... just a bit inside.
  3. Nearer to the interior of a running track, horse racing course etc.
    Because of the tighter bend, it's harder to run in an inside lane.

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Latin

Verb

īnsidē

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of īnsideō