Pronunciation: (out'wurd),[key] —adj. 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.
—n. 1. that which is external; the external or material world.
2. outward appearance.
—adv.Also,out'wards. 1. toward the outside; out.
2. visibly expressing one's inner feelings, mental state, etc.
3. away from port: a ship bound outward. 4. Obs.on the outside; externally.