intern

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1in·tern

adjective \in-ˈtərn, ˈin-ˌ\

Definition of INTERN

archaic
:  internal

Variants of INTERN

in·tern or in·terne \in-ˈtərn, ˈin-ˌ\

Origin of INTERN

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

2in·tern

verb \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

3in·tern

noun \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

4in·tern

verb \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

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