verb \in-ˈtər\

: to bury (a dead body)


Full Definition of INTER

transitive verb
:  to deposit (a dead body) in the earth or in a tomb

Examples of INTER

  1. a burial site where people have been interred for over a thousand years
  2. <the soldier was interred with great honors at Arlington National Cemetery>

Origin of INTER

Middle English enteren, from Anglo-French enterrer, from Vulgar Latin *interrare, from in- + Latin terra earth — more at terrace
First Known Use: 14th century


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