[preposition in-sahyd, in-sahyd; adverb in-sahyd; noun in-sahyd; adjective in-sahyd, in-, in-sahyd] /preposition ˌɪnˈsaɪd, ˈɪnˌsaɪd; adverb ˌɪnˈsaɪd; noun ˈɪnˈsaɪd; adjective ˌɪnˈsaɪd, ˈɪn-, ˈɪnˌsaɪd/
on the inner or part of; within:
inside the circle; inside the envelope.
prior to the elapse of; within:
He promised to arrive inside an hour.
or into the inner part:
Please go inside.
They play inside on rainy days.
within one’s heart, reason, etc.; by true nature; basically:
I know inside that he’s not guilty. Inside, she’s really very shy.
the inner or internal part; interior:
the inside of the house.
the inner or surface:
the inside of the hand; He pinned the money to the inside of his jacket.
Usually, insides. Informal. the inner parts of the body, especially the stomach and intestines:
The coffee scalded my insides.
a select or inner circle of power, prestige, etc.:
a man on the inside.
the shortest of several parallel, curving tracks or lanes; the part of an oval track closest to the inner rail:
The horse came up fast on the inside.
the inward nature, mind, feelings, etc.
Slang. confidential or secret information.
an inside passenger or place a coach, carriage, etc.
situated or being on or the inside; interior; internal:
an inside seat.
acting, employed, done, or originating within a building or place:
He used to work on the dock but now he has an inside job.
derived from the inner circle of those concerned and having private knowledge of a situation:
Baseball. (of a pitched ball) passing between home plate and the batter:
The pitch was low and inside.
inside of, Informal. within the space or period of:
Our car broke down again inside of a mile.
the interior; inner or enclosed part or surface
the side of a path away from the road or adjacent to a wall
(also pl) (informal) the internal organs of the body, esp the stomach and bowels
inside of, in a period of time less than; within
inside out, with the inside facing outwards
know something inside out, to know something thoroughly or perfectly
in or to the interior of; within or to within; on the inside of
on or of an interior; on the inside: an inside door
(prenominal) arranged or provided by someone within an organization or building, esp illicitly: the raid was an inside job, inside information
within or to within a thing or place; indoors
by nature; fundamentally: inside, he’s a good chap
(slang) in or into prison
late 14c., ynneside “interior of the body,” compound of in (adv.) + side (n.). The adjective is 1610s, from the noun. Inside job “robbery, espionage, etc., committed by or with the help of a resident or servant of a place” is attested by 1887, American English (also, late 19c., early 20c., “indoors work”). Inside track “advantage” is metaphoric because those lanes are shorter on a curved track. Inside of, in reference to time, is from 1839.
In prison (1888+ Prison)
on the inside
- Inside skinny
noun phrase by 1972 The confidential and little-known truth: This guy gave us the inside skinny on Prozac Related Terms skinny
noun 1. Poker. a set of four cards, as the five, seven, eight, and nine, requiring one card of a denomination next above or below the second or third ranking cards of the set to make a straight. Idioms 2. draw to an inside straight, to build up hopes for something that has little or […]
- Inside the box
noun orthodox, unimaginative thought
noun 1. the inner, or shorter, track of a racecourse. 2. an advantageous position in a competitive situation. noun 1. the inner and therefore shorter side of a racecourse 2. (informal) a position of advantage: the local man has the inside track in this contest