insidein‧side1 /ɪnˈsaɪd/ ●●●S2W2 adverb, preposition 🔊 🔊 1containerIN/INSIDE in or into a container or other closed space so as to be completely covered or surrounded opp outside 🔊 The jewels were locked away inside the safe. 🔊 I sent the money inside an envelope addressed to Ann. 🔊 Carl picked up the book and stuffed it inside his jacket. 🔊 Her car was locked and the keys were inside.2building/roomIN/INSIDE in or into a building or room opp outside 🔊 It’s raining. We’ll have to go inside. 🔊 She could hear voices inside, but no one came to the door. 🔊 Mail was piled up just inside the doorway. 🔊 The sound was coming from inside the house.inside ofAmerican English American English 🔊 There were 20 people packed inside of her dorm room.3country/areaTHERE in a country or area – used when you want to emphasize that something is happening there and not in other places opp outside 🔊 Very little is known of events inside this mysterious country. 🔊 The guerrillas were said to be operating from bases inside the war zone.4organizationBBCSSO if someone is inside a group or organization, they are part of it opp outside 🔊 women’s influence inside the party 🔊 The information comes from sources inside the company. 🔊 Discussions should involve local people both inside and outside the school.5head/mindPRIVATE/PERSONAL if something happens inside you, or inside your head or mind, it is part of what you think and feel, especially when you do not express it 🔊 You just don’t understand how I feel inside! 🔊 Steve’s a strange guy – you never know what’s going on inside his head. 🔊 Anger bubbled up deep inside her.inside ofAmerican English American English 🔊 Something inside of me told me not to trust him.6bodyIN/INSIDE in your body 🔊 She could feel the baby kicking inside her. 🔊 You’ll feel better once you’ve got a good meal inside you (=after you have eaten something).7timea)PERIOD OF TIMEin less than a particular amount of time 🔊 A full report is expected inside three months.inside the hour/month etc (=before an hour, month etc has passed) 🔊 We’ll be back inside the hour.inside ofespecially American English especially American English 🔊 Our aim is to get the whole job finished inside of a week.b)less than a particular amount of time opp outside 🔊 Jonson’s time of 9.3 seconds was just inside the world record.8prison informalSCJPRISON in prison 🔊 My boyfriend’s been inside for a year.
inside• Nelson, who scored five points during the run, closed the Gators' scoring spree with an insidebasket.• According to inside information, many members of the security forces are concerned about this problem.• If those with insideknowledge of the facts didn't speak up for Britain, who the hell would?• Despite such inside knowledge, the opening passages were racked with nervousness and blighted by a series of up-and-unders.• A single-decker yellow-and-black bus was travellingfast in the insidelane, its headlightsdipped and no traffic immediately in front of it.• A minute later, on an insidepass from Sandie, Jess sinks one.• Once the men are seated in the living room off the insidepatio, they try to lure the children into conversation.• The tulip's insidepetals are canaryyellow on ivory white.• Kirov stooped over his crumpled form, retrieving the photograph from between his fingers and tucking it safely into his insidepocket.From Longman Business Dictionaryinsidein‧side1 /ɪnˈsaɪd, ˈɪnsaɪd/ prepositionsomeone inside a company or organization works for it and is part of itHe had obviously been helped by someone inside the company.She made enemies both inside and outside the industry.insideinside2 adjective [only before a noun]1inside knowledge, information etc is possessed by or comes from someone working for the company or organization it relates tosomeone who trades on an inside stock tip2already employed by a companyThe leading inside candidate for the post is Robert A. Lutz.