Inner In"ner ([i^]n"n[~e]r), a. [AS. innera, a compar. fr. inne within, fr. in in. See {In}.] 1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena. [1913 Webster]

This attracts the soul, Governs the inner man, the nobler part. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure. [1913 Webster]

{Inner house} (Scot.), the first and second divisions of the court of Session at Edinburgh; also, the place of their sittings.

{Inner jib} (Naut.), a fore-and-aft sail set on a stay running from the fore-topmast head to the jib boom.

{Inner plate} (Arch.), the wall plate which lies nearest to the center of the roof, in a double-plated roof.

{Inner post} (Naut.), a piece brought on at the fore side of the main post, to support the transoms.

{Inner square} (Carp.), the angle formed by the inner edges of a carpenter's square. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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