outward

[out-werd]
adjective
1.
proceeding or directed toward the outside or exterior, or away from a central point: the outward flow of gold; the outward part of a voyage.
2.
pertaining to or being what is seen or apparent, as distinguished from the underlying nature, facts, etc.; pertaining to surface qualities only; superficial: outward appearances.
3.
belonging or pertaining to external actions or appearances, as opposed to inner feelings, mental states, etc.: an outward show of grief.
4.
that lies toward the outside; that is on the outer side; exterior: an outward court.
5.
of or pertaining to the outside, outer surface, or exterior: to make repairs on the outward walls of a house.
6.
pertaining to the outside of the body; external.
7.
pertaining to the body, as opposed to the mind or spirit.
8.
belonging or pertaining to what is external to oneself: outward influences.
noun
9.
that which is external; the external or material world.
10.
outward appearance.
adverb Also, outwards.
11.
toward the outside; out.
12.
visibly expressing one's inner feelings, mental state, etc.
13.
away from port: a ship bound outward.
14.
Obsolete. on the outside; externally.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English ūtweard. See out, -ward

outwardness, noun
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outward (ˈaʊtwəd)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to what is apparent or superficial
2.  of or relating to the outside of the body
3.  belonging or relating to the external, as opposed to the mental, spiritual, or inherent
4.  of, relating to, or directed towards the outside or exterior
5.  (of a ship, part of a voyage, etc) leaving for a particular destination
6.  the outward man
 a.  the body as opposed to the soul
 b.  facetious clothing
 
adv
7.  (of a ship) away from port
8.  a variant of outwards
 
n
9.  the outward part; exterior
 
'outwardness
 
n

outwards or outward (ˈaʊtwədz)
 
adv
towards the outside; out
 
outward or outward
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

outward
O.E. utweard "toward the outside" (of an enclosure, surface, etc.), earlier utanweard, from ute, utan "outside" (from ut; see out) + -weard "-ward." Of persons, in ref. to the external appearance (usually opposed to inner feelings), it is attested from c.1500. Outward-bound
"directed on a course out from home port" is first recorded c.1600; with capital initials, it refers to a sea school founded in 1941. Related: Outwardly.
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Example sentences
The first was that, outward appearances notwithstanding, the campaign prepared
  a clear strategy and did considerable planning.
But aside from outward appearances, the two devices do share some important
  similarities.
The outward forms of piety have become more visible everywhere.
But dog breeds differ in more than their outward appearances.
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