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 for outward
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Outward \Out"ward\, Outwards \Out"wards\, adv. [AS. [=u]teweard.
     See Out, and -ward, -wards.]
     From the interior part; in a direction from the interior
     toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away;
     as, a ship bound outward.
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           The wrong side may be turned outward.    --Shak.
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           Light falling on them is not reflected outwards. --Sir
                                                    I. Newton.
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     Outward bound, bound in an outward direction or to foreign
        parts; -- said especially of vessels, and opposed to
        homeward bound.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Outward \Out"ward\, a.
     1. Forming the superficial part; external; exterior; --
        opposed to inward; as, an outward garment or layer.
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              Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is
              renewed day by day.                   --Cor. iv. 16.
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     2. Of or pertaining to the outer surface or to what is
        external; manifest; public. "Sins outward." --Chaucer.
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              An outward honor for an inward toil.  --Shak.
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     3. Foreign; not civil or intestine; as, an outward war.
        [Obs.] --Hayward.
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     4. Tending to the exterior or outside.
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              The fire will force its outward way.  --Dryden.
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        n.
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     Outward stroke. (Steam Engine) See under Stroke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Outward \Out"ward\, n.
     External form; exterior. [R.]
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           So fair an outward and such stuff within. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  outward
      adv 1: toward the outside; "move the needle further outward!"
             [syn: outward, outwards] [ant: inward, inwards]
      adj 1: relating to physical reality rather than with thoughts or
             the mind; "a concern with outward beauty rather than with
             inward reflections" [ant: inward]
      2: that is going out or leaving; "the departing train"; "an
         outward journey"; "outward-bound ships" [syn: outbound,
         outward, outward-bound]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "outward":
     apparent, apparently, appearing, bodily, carnal, conventionalized,
     cortical, epidermic, evident, exomorphic, exterior, exteriorly,
     external, externally, extraneous, extraorganismal, extrinsic,
     false, fleshly, foreign, formal, formalist, formalistic, formulary,
     forth, fringe, impersonal, legalistic, manifest, material, mundane,
     nominal, nonsubjective, objective, observable, obvious,
     on the outside, on the surface, open, openly, ostensible, out,
     outer, outermost, outlying, outmost, outside, outstanding,
     outward-facing, outwardly, outwards, over, pedantic, peripheral,
     physical, pretended, public, publically, roundabout, secular,
     seeming, shallow, skin-deep, stylized, superficial, superficially,
     surface, temporal, terrestrial, to all appearances, visible,
     without, worldly
  
  

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