out·ward / ˈoutwərd/ • adj. 1. of, on, or from the outside: the vehicle's outward and interior appearance. ∎ relating to the external appearance of something rather than its true nature or substance: an outward display of friendliness. ∎ archaic outer: the outward physical body.2. going out or away from a place: the outward voyage.• adv. away from the center or a particular point; toward the outside: a window that opens outward the solar wind that rushes outward from the sun.DERIVATIVES: out·ward·ness n.