Dictionary

1intern

adjective in·tern \in-ˈtərn, ˈin-ˌ\

Definition of INTERN

archaic
:  internal

Variants of INTERN

in·tern or in·terne \in-ˈtərn, ˈin-ˌ\
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of INTERN

Middle French interne, from Latin internus
First Known Use: circa 1500

2intern

verb in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn, in-ˈ\

Definition of INTERN

transitive verb
:  to confine or impound especially during a war <intern enemy aliens>
in·tern·ee \(ˌ)in-ˌtər-ˈnē\ noun
in·tern·ment \in-ˈtərn-mənt, ˈin-ˌ\ noun

First Known Use of INTERN

1866

3intern

noun in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\

: a student or recent graduate who works for a period of time at a job in order to get experience

: a person who works in a hospital in order to complete training as a doctor

Full Definition of INTERN

:  an advanced student or graduate usually in a professional field (as medicine or teaching) gaining supervised practical experience (as in a hospital or classroom)
in·tern·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Variants of INTERN

in·tern also in·terne \ˈin-ˌtərn\

Examples of INTERN

  1. After medical school, he worked as an intern at the university hospital.

Origin of INTERN

French interne, from interne, adjective
First Known Use: circa 1879

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

4intern

verb in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\

Definition of INTERN

intransitive verb
:  to work as an intern

First Known Use of INTERN

circa 1928

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis
INTERN Defined for Kids

1intern

verb in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\
in·ternedin·tern·ing

Definition of INTERN for Kids

:  to force to stay within a place (as a prison) especially during a war
in·tern·ment \in-ˈtərn-mənt\ noun

2intern

noun in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\

Definition of INTERN for Kids

:  a student or recent graduate in a special field of study (as medicine or teaching) who works for a period of time to gain practical experience
in·tern·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: internalPrevious Word in the Dictionary: intermutualAll Words Near: intern
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears