|Origin:||innera, from inne 'inside'|
in‧ner W2 [only before noun]
on the inside or close to the centre of something [≠ outer]:
an inner room
the inner ear
inner thoughts or feelings are ones that you feel strongly but do not always show to other people:
Yoga gives me a sense of inner calm.
She'll need great inner strength to get over the tragedy.
She never shared her inner thoughts with anyone.
relating to things which happen or exist but are not easy to see:
the inner workings of the film industry
the fascinating inner life of a political party
the few people in an organization, political party etc who control it or share power with its leader:
members of the President's inner circle
thoughts or feelings inside your head which seem to warn or advise you:
My inner voice told me to be cautious.