outwards

outwards
[[t]a͟ʊtwə(r)dz[/t]]
(in AM and sometimes in BRIT, use outward)
1) ADV: ADV after v If something moves or faces outwards, it moves or faces away from the place you are in or the place you are talking about.

The top door opened outwards...

The idea is to spread social democracy and economics outwards from Europe.

Ant:
2) ADV: ADV after v If you say that a person or a group of people, such as a government, looks outwards, you mean that they turn their attention to another group that they are interested in or would like greater involvement with.

Other poor countries looked outward, strengthening their ties to the economic superpowers...

His belief is that the future of the Community lies in looking outwards.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Outwards — Out wards, adv. See {Outward}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outwards — [out′wərdz] adv. OUTWARD * * * …   Universalium

  • outwards — ► ADVERB ▪ towards the outside; away from the centre or a place …   English terms dictionary

  • outwards — [out′wərdz] adv. OUTWARD …   English World dictionary

  • outwards — outward, outwards The only form for the adjective is outward (the outward journey), but outward and outwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for outwards in BrE: • The small circles of desert around waterholes and settlements join …   Modern English usage

  • outwards — out|wards [ˈautwədz US wərdz] adv also outward AmE towards the outside or away from the centre of something ≠ ↑inwards ▪ The door opens outwards. facing/looking/spreading etc outwards ▪ Stand with your elbows pointing outwards …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outwards — out|wards [ autwərdz ] adverb away from the center of something, or toward the outside of it: The door opens outwards. outwards from: The population has slowly spread outwards from major urban centers. ─ opposite INWARDS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outwards — UK [ˈaʊtwə(r)dz] / US [ˈaʊtwərdz] adverb away from the centre of something, or towards the outside of it The door opens outwards. outwards from: The population has slowly spread outwards from major urban centres …   English dictionary

  • Outwards — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outwards — adv. Outwards is used with these verbs: ↑expand, ↑explode, ↑grow, ↑spread …   Collocations dictionary

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