interim

1 of 2

noun

in·​ter·​im ˈin-tə-rəm How to pronounce interim (audio)
: an intervening time : interval

interim

2 of 2

adjective

: done, made, appointed, or occurring for an interim

Examples of interim in a Sentence

Noun there was a brief interim in the proceedings while everyone got organized Adjective putting up some students in local motels is obviously just an interim solution to the college's housing shortage will serve as interim head of the police department until the investigation is completed
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The insurance money isn’t coming anytime soon, and a meet-up with old Onyx pal Luna (to see about hiring her girls back at Onyx for a brief interim) turns to disaster when a bunch of photographers close in on them in public. Andy Andersen, Vulture, 14 Mar. 2024 This time, the board spent six days looking for an interim, interviewed two candidates and those interviews lasted 10 minutes each. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 21 May 2024
Adjective
Morris spent six years on the Falcons’ staff from 2015-20, serving as defensive coordinator and interim head coach in the last of those seasons. Peter Sblendorio, Hartford Courant, 14 June 2024 The interim report has also already been modified once from a $10 million funding shortfall to $9.5 million, which in fact is not a funding shortfall. Lisa J. Huriash, Sun Sentinel, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for interim 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Latin, adverb, meanwhile, from inter between — more at inter-

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interim was circa 1580

Dictionary Entries Near interim

Cite this Entry

“Interim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interim. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

interim

noun
in·​ter·​im
ˈin-tə-rəm
: a time intervening : interval
interim adjective

Legal Definition

interim

1 of 2 noun
in·​ter·​im ˈin-tə-rəm How to pronounce interim (audio)
: an intervening time see also ad interim

interim

2 of 2 adjective
: done, made, appointed, or occurring for an interim
an interim disposition

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