What does the word outwards mean?

Usage examples for outwards

  1. Hour after hour passed; the driving wind hurled the hailstones like a battery of small shot right into our faces; the rain collected in small pools in the folds of my mackintosh, and I guided their descent outwards and downwards with the point of my riding- whip. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  2. " We had better get on to it, then," she said, and turned her horse's head outwards. – By Desert Ways to Baghdad by Louisa Jebb
  3. The horns describe a circle of about one and a quarter when viewed from the side, and point directly outwards. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale