inside Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Definition of “inside” - English Dictionary

"inside" in American English

See all translations


 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 British English

See all translations


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.
More examples

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.
More examples


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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inside" in Business English

See all translations


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…
What is the pronunciation of inside?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“inside” in Business English

Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More