inside Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “inside” in the English Dictionary

"inside" in British English

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uk   us   /ɪnˈsaɪd/
B2 [C usually singular] the ​part, ​space, or ​side of something that is inside: Did you ​clean the inside of the ​car? The ​hotellookedshabby from the ​street, but it was ​fine on the inside. the insides of people's ​houses
[C usually singular] The inside of a ​part of the ​body such as the ​arm or ​leg is the ​partfacing in towards the ​rest of the ​body: She ​dabbedperfume on the inside of her ​wrist.insides [plural] informal a person's or animal's internalorgans, ​especially the ​stomach or ​bowels: The ​dead seal's insides were ​spread all over the ​snow.
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insideadverb, preposition, adjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈsaɪd/
A1 in or into a ​room, ​building, ​container, or something ​similar: "Is Anna in the ​garden?" "No, she's inside (= in the ​house)." What's inside the ​box? Luckily, no one was inside the ​building when it ​collapsed.figurative She couldn't ​cope with the ​grief she ​felt inside.figurative Who can ​tell what goes on inside his ​head? He put the ​documentscarefully in his inside pocket (= ​pocket on the inside of a ​jacket or ​coat).inside out B2 If something is inside out, it has the ​usual inside ​part on the ​outside and the ​usualoutsidepart on the inside: She had her ​sweater on inside out.
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uk   us   /ˌɪnˈsaɪd/ (also inside of)
C2 If you do something or if something ​happens inside (of) a ​particulartime or ​limit, you do it or it ​happens in less than that ​amount of ​time or under the ​limit: The new ​fastertrains can do the ​journey inside two ​hours. He ​finished it inside of two ​hours.

insideadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.saɪd/


uk   us   /ɪnˈsaɪd/ informal
(Definition of inside from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inside" in American English

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 us   /ɪnˈsɑɪd, ˈɪnˌsɑɪd/

inside noun (INNER PART)

the ​innerpart, ​space, or ​side of (something): [U] the inside of a ​car [U] the inside of ​yourwrist infmlYour insides are ​yourstomach and other ​digestiveorgans.

insidepreposition, adjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ɪnˈsɑɪd, ˈɪn·sɑɪd/

inside preposition, adjective, adverb [not gradable] (IN INNER PART)

in or into a ​room, ​building, ​container, or something ​similar: What’s inside the ​bigbox? I’ll ​work inside and you ​workoutside. People inside (= ​working for) the ​WhiteHouse get an us ​versus them ​mentality. If you get inside an ​idea or someone’s ​mind, you ​understand the ​idea or the ​person: He ​tried to get inside her ​mind.inside of If you do something inside of a ​particulartime, you do it using ​slightly less than that amout of ​time: I should be back inside of two ​hours.

insideadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɪnˌsɑɪd/
(of ​information) ​known only by ​people in a ​group, ​organization, or ​company; ​secret: Maloney had inside ​information about the ​investigation.
(Definition of inside from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inside" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˌɪnˈsaɪd/
within or ​working for a ​company or ​organization: They had been helped by someone ​working inside the ​firm.
(also inside of) if you do something or something ​happens inside (of) a particular ​time or ​limit, you do it or it ​happens in less than that ​amount of ​time: The ​work should be ​finished inside a week.


uk   us   /ˌɪnˈsaɪd/
obtained by someone in a ​group, ​organization, or ​company and therefore involving ​special or ​secretknowledge: He was able to give me inside ​knowledge on the company's ​finances.
in or ​employed by a ​company or ​organization: As expected, the inside ​candidate was ​appointed.
have the inside track to have a ​specialposition within an ​organization, or a ​specialrelationship with a ​person, that gives you ​advantages or ​information that other ​people do not have : She is said by ​analysts to have the inside ​track on how the ​industryworks.
(Definition of inside from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “inside”
in Korean 안에, 마음속에…
in Arabic داخِل…
in Malaysian di dalam…
in French dans, à l’intérieur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 裡面,內部, (肢體的)內側…
in Italian dentro…
in Spanish dentro…
in Vietnamese trong nhà…
in Portuguese dentro (de), no interior…
in Thai ภายใน…
in German innen…
in Catalan (a/cap a) dins (de), per dins…
in Japanese 内側に(で), 内心は…
in Chinese (Simplified) 里面,内部, (肢体的)内侧…
in Indonesian di dalam rumah…
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