inter

verb in·ter \ in-ˈtər \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of inter

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

Examples of inter in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of inter from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of inter

Middle English enteren, from Anglo-French enterrer, from Vulgar Latin *interrare, from in- + Latin terra earth — more at 1terrace


inter-

prefix

Definition of inter-

1 : between : among : in the midst
  • intercrop
  • interpenetrate
  • interstellar
2 : reciprocal
  • interrelation
: reciprocally
  • intermarry
3 : located between
  • interstation
4 : carried on between
  • international
5 : occurring between
  • interborough
: intervening
  • interglacial
6 : shared by, involving, or derived from two or more
  • interfaith
7 : between the limits of : within
  • intertropical
8 : existing between
  • intercommunal
  • intercompany
  • inter-African
  • interagency
  • inter–American
  • interanimation
  • interannual
  • interassociation
  • interatomic
  • interavailability
  • interbank
  • interbasin
  • interbed
  • interborough
  • interbranch
  • intercalibration
  • intercampus
  • intercaste
  • intercell
  • intercellular
  • interchain
  • interchannel
  • interchromosomal
  • interchurch
  • intercity
  • interclan
  • interclass
  • interclub
  • intercluster
  • intercoastal
  • intercolonial
  • intercommunal
  • intercommunity
  • intercompany
  • intercompare
  • intercomparison
  • intercorporate
  • intercorrelate
  • intercorrelation
  • intercountry
  • intercounty
  • intercouple
  • intercrater
  • intercrystalline
  • intercultural
  • interculturally
  • interculture
  • interdealer
  • interdenominational
  • interdepartmental
  • interdepartmentally
  • interdialectal
  • interdistrict
  • interdivisional
  • interdominion
  • interelectrode
  • interelectronic
  • interepidemic
  • interethnic
  • interfaculty
  • interfamilial
  • interfamily
  • interfiber
  • interfirm
  • interflow
  • interfluvial
  • interfold
  • interfraternity
  • intergang
  • intergeneration
  • intergenerational
  • intergeneric
  • intergraft
  • intergranular
  • intergroup
  • interhemispheric
  • interhospital
  • interindividual
  • interindustry
  • interinfluence
  • interinstitutional
  • interionic
  • interisland
  • interjurisdictional
  • interlacustrine
  • interlaminar
  • interlay
  • interlayer
  • interleague
  • interlend
  • interlibrary
  • interliner
  • interlobular
  • interlocal
  • intermale
  • intermembrane
  • intermenstrual
  • interministerial
  • intermitotic
  • intermolecular
  • intermolecularly
  • intermountain
  • internuclear
  • internucleon
  • internucleotide
  • interobserver
  • interocean
  • interoceanic
  • interoffice
  • interoperate
  • interoperative
  • interorbital
  • interorgan
  • interorganizational
  • interpandemic
  • interparish
  • interparochial
  • interparticle
  • interparty
  • interphalangeal
  • interplanetary
  • interpoint
  • interpopulation
  • interpopulational
  • interprofessional
  • interprovincial
  • interpsychic
  • interregional
  • interreligious
  • interrenal
  • interrow
  • interschool
  • intersectional
  • intersegment
  • intersegmental
  • intersensory
  • intersocietal
  • intersociety
  • interstage
  • interstation
  • interstimulation
  • interstimulus
  • interstrain
  • interstrand
  • interstratification
  • interstratified
  • intersystem
  • interterm
  • interterminal
  • interterritorial
  • intertranslatable
  • intertrial
  • intertribal
  • intertroop
  • interunion
  • interunit
  • interuniversity
  • interurban
  • intervalley
  • interventricular
  • intervertebral
  • intervillage
  • intervisibility
  • intervisible
  • intervisitation
  • interwar
  • interwork
  • interworking
  • interzonal
  • interzone

Origin and Etymology of inter-

Middle English inter-, enter-, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French inter-, entre-, from Latin inter-, from inter; akin to Old High German untar among, Greek enteron intestine, Old English in in



INTER Defined for English Language Learners

inter

verb

Definition of inter for English Language Learners

  • : to bury (a dead body)


inter-

prefix

Definition of inter- for English Language Learners

  • : between : among : together

  • : involving two or more


INTER Defined for Kids

inter

verb in·ter \ in-ˈtər \

Definition of inter for Students

interred; interring
: bury 2

inter-

prefix

Definition of inter- for Students

1 : between : among : together
  • intermingle
2 : mutual : mutually
  • interrelation
3 : located, occurring, or carried on between
  • international


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