Definition of inter
: to deposit (a dead body) in the earth or in a tomb
Examples of inter in a Sentence
a burial site where people have been interred for over a thousand years
the soldier was interred with great honors at Arlington National Cemetery
Recent Examples of inter from the Web
The Ohio Patriot Guard stood at attention from the start of the funeral service until he was interred.
There are opportunities to talk about the diversity of those interred at the cemetery.
Many of the casualties interred here came from the US 91st Division, killed in fighting in this area in October and November 1918.
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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
First Known Use: 14th century
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
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
Definition of inter for English Language Learners
: to bury (a dead body)
Definition of inter- for English Language Learners
: between : among : together
: involving two or more
INTER Defined for Kids
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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