Definition of outwards in US English:



  • ‘a window that opens outwards’
    variant of outward
    • ‘The dome is typically convex in shape and ice flows radially from the centre outwards.’
    • ‘It grows from the centre outwards, and the cells enclosed in the middle are cut off from the supply stream.’
    • ‘I looked outwards towards the street in time to see a black limo pull up to the curb.’
    • ‘I assume all doors in public places open outwards, for fire safety reasons.’
    • ‘When applying mascara, drag the wand outwards to the outer upper corner to open up eyes further.’
    • ‘No empire could last for long if it depended entirely on naked power exerted from the centre outwards.’
    • ‘They turn the book outwards so that everyone can see the pictures.’
    • ‘Irving claimed that it was standard practice at the time that air raid shelters should have doors which opened outwards.’
    • ‘But the door opened outwards and the pull on the wire was holding it shut.’
    • ‘The racket will approach the ball from the inside and swing outwards towards the right of where the ball is intended to travel.’
    • ‘The ring spreads outwards and the centre may heal and go back to a normal skin colour.’
    • ‘When you don't want to look at yourself, deflect the blame outwards.’
    • ‘New Zealand is a small country which must look outwards and be open to new ideas.’
    • ‘The plastic window structure is bending outwards, leaving a gap of almost half an inch.’
    • ‘They started their look around from the pub on the edge of the city centre heading outwards into the suburbs.’
    • ‘The windscreen wipers sweep from the centre outwards to give truly remarkable coverage.’
    • ‘Most biographers hope to start with the hearts and minds of their subjects and work outwards to reveal the shape of their lives.’
    • ‘She had only walked for a few moments before the tunnel opened outwards into a cavern the size of a football stadium.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, however, kids today are not just growing upwards, they are growing outwards.’
    • ‘Sitting by the window and looking outwards, I noticed how very still it was yesterday.’