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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Outward \Out"ward\, Outwards \Out"wards\, adv. [AS. [=u]teweard. See Out, and -ward, -wards.] From the interior part; in a direction from the interior toward the exterior; out; to the outside; beyond; off; away; as, a ship bound outward. [1913 Webster] The wrong side may be turned outward. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Light falling on them is not reflected outwards. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] Outward bound, bound in an outward direction or to foreign parts; -- said especially of vessels, and opposed to homeward bound. [1913 Webster]