interior

20 ENTRIES FOUND:

1in·te·ri·or

adjective \in-ˈtir-ē-ər\

: located on the inside of something

: suited for use in the inside or on inside surfaces

: occurring in the mind

Full Definition of INTERIOR

1
:  lying, occurring, or functioning within the limiting boundaries :  inner <an interior point of a triangle>
2
:  belonging to mental or spiritual life <a simple interior piety>
3
:  belonging to the inner constitution or concealed nature of something <interior meaning of a poem>
4
:  lying away or remote from the border or shore
in·te·ri·or·ly \in-ˈtir-ē-ər-lē\ adverb

Examples of INTERIOR

  1. a large car with lots of interior room
  2. <the novel's characters have plenty of adventures, but their interior lives are never explored>

Origin of INTERIOR

Middle French & Latin; Middle French interiore, from Latin, comparative of Old Latin *interus inward, on the inside; akin to Latin inter
First Known Use: 15th century

2interior

noun

: an inner part, area, or surface

: the part of a country that is far from the coast

: the events and activities of a country that involve the country itself rather than foreign countries

Full Definition of INTERIOR

1
:  the inner or spiritual nature :  character
2
:  the interior part (as of a country or island)
3
:  the internal or inner part of a thing :  inside
4
:  the internal affairs of a state or nation
5
:  a representation (as in a play or movie) of the interior of a building

Examples of INTERIOR

  1. a black car with gray leather interior
  2. the interior of the house
  3. They traveled deep into the interior of Australia.

First Known Use of INTERIOR

1596

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