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inside adj
1 relating to or being within or near the inner side or limit; "he reached into his inside jacket pocket"; "inside out"; "an inside pitch is between home plate and the batter" [ant: outside]
2 being or applying to the inside of a building; "an inside wall" [syn: inside(a)]
3 located, suited for, or taking place within a building; "indoor activities for a rainy day"; "an indoor pool" [syn: indoor(a)] [ant: outdoor(a)]
4 confined to an exclusive group; "privy to inner knowledge"; "inside information"; "privileged information" [syn: inner, privileged]
5 away from the outer edge; "an inner lane"; "the inside lane"
6 within some bounds; especially of an organization; "an inside job"


1 the region that is inside of something [syn: interior] [ant: outside]
2 the inner or enclosed surface of something [syn: interior] [ant: outside] adv
1 within a building; "in winter we play inside" [syn: indoors] [ant: outside, outside]
2 on the inside; "inside, the car is a mess" [syn: within] [ant: outside]
3 with respect to private feelings; "inwardly, she was raging" [syn: inwardly] [ant: outwardly]
4 in reality; "she is very kind at heart" [syn: at heart, at bottom, deep down, in spite of appearance]

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  1. The interior or inner part.
    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. (in plural) The interior organs of the body, especially the guts.
    Eating that stuff will damage your insides.


  1. Within the interior of something, closest to the center or to a specific point of reference.
    He placed the letter inside the envelope.
  2. In prison.
    He's inside, doing a stretch for burglary.


  1. Within or towards the interior of something, especially a building.
    It started raining, so I went inside.


  • Czech: dovnitř
  • Finnish: sisään


  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.
  2. 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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inside in French: Inside

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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