Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber.
- Located or occurring farther inside: an inner room; an inner layer of warm clothing.
- Less apparent; deeper: the inner meaning of a poem.
- Of or relating to the mind or spirit: "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle” ( Leonard Bernstein).
- More exclusive, influential, or important: the inner circles of government.