interior

adjective
in·​te·​ri·​or | \ in-ˈtir-ē-ər How to pronounce interior (audio) \

Definition of interior

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : lying, occurring, or functioning within the limiting boundaries : inner an interior point of a triangle
2 : belonging to mental or spiritual life a simple interior piety
3 : belonging to the inner constitution or concealed nature of something interior meaning of a poem
4 : lying away or remote from the border or shore

interior

noun

Definition of interior (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the inner or spiritual nature : character
2 : the interior part (as of a country or island)
3 : the internal or inner part of a thing : inside
4 : the internal affairs of a state or nation
5 : a representation (as in a play or movie) of the interior of a building

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Other Words from interior

Adjective

interiorly \ in-​ˈtir-​ē-​ər-​lē How to pronounce interiorly (audio) \ adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for interior

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of interior in a Sentence

Adjective a large car with lots of interior room the novel's characters have plenty of adventures, but their interior lives are never explored Noun a black car with gray leather interior the interior of the house They traveled deep into the interior of Australia.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The interior offers all the amenities at your fingertips. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "English manor awaits at close-in Memorial," 15 Feb. 2020 The latest contribution will come next week when the City Council votes on a $245,000 appropriation toward the overall $11 million cost of Barton’s complete interior renovation.. al, "Historic redo: More than 180 years after opening, a new chapter for Alabama’s first public schoolhouse," 14 Jan. 2020 The interior features floor-to-ceiling windows and white oak wide plank hardwood floors. chicagotribune.com, "Gold Coast condo with 87-foot balcony: $2.8M," 5 Dec. 2019 The front of the home has four windows that help keep the interior bright, and there is plenty of space for storage and appliances. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Amazon Is Now Selling a DIY Tiny Home ‘Cube’ with a Full Kitchen," 1 Oct. 2019 Even non-luxury SUVs like the Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, and Toyota Highlander have versions where the interior look and feel is fairly plush. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2021 Cadillac Escalade loads up on tech and comfort to fend off Lincoln and Mercedes," 5 Feb. 2020 The interior offers a mix of authentic French materials. Dallas News, "Firm sells most estates in Dallas County, per MLS," 19 Jan. 2020 The interior features genuine Porsche leather with houndstooth inserts, German square-weave carpet and an all-custom barnwood bed in honor of Lou Blaney. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Barrett-Jackson: 2020 Shelby race car, Paul Walker's BMWs to cross the auction block Saturday," 18 Jan. 2020 Successful culture also requires a serious pruning every February to open the interior to light, air movement and to control height. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Backyard fruit trees in San Antonio: What you need to know," 9 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Some migrants from other countries were released into the interior of the United States to wait out their immigration cases. Josh Boak And Hope Yen, USA TODAY, "FACT CHECK: Looking at Trump's claims in his State of Union address," 5 Feb. 2020 Over the course of a few hours, this miniplanet plowed deep into the Earth’s interior, sending... Mike Brown, WSJ, "‘When the Earth Had Two Moons’ Review: A Smashing Solar System," 3 Jan. 2020 Lightly score the fruit into quarters from crown to stem end, cutting through the skin but not into the interior of the fruit. Romney Steele, chicagotribune.com, "EatingWell: It’s easy to feel festive making this pomegranate parfait," 12 Dec. 2019 What is not lacking is Honda’s signature passenger-friendly interior. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "The racy Honda Civic Si just wants to have fun (auto review)," 7 Dec. 2019 While researchers have known that these currents can ferry heat downward into the ocean’s interior, the new findings suggest the reverse is true as well—driving a process that can warm the sea’s topmost layers as well. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Seals with High-Tech Hats Are Collecting Climate Data in the Antarctic," 6 Dec. 2019 Traders and truckers now avoid orchards located deep into the interiors of South Kashmir. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, "India’s Article 370 gambit has created a new arena of violence: Kashmir’s apple orchards," 29 Oct. 2019 In the ensuing years, the print kept popping up, most notably when Dorothy Draper brought in swaths of chintz to decorate the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, known for its more-is-more interiors. Laurel Benedum, ELLE Decor, "Grandmillennials, Rejoice! Chintz Is Back.," 6 Oct. 2019 In one of many firsts for the car, the convertible will have the first retractable hardtop in Corvette history, promising what should be the quietest and most comfortable interior since the first convertible ‘Vette debuted in 1953. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2020 Chevrolet Corvette convertible shares this feature with classic race cars," 3 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of interior

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for interior

Adjective

Middle French & Latin; Middle French interiore, from Latin, comparative of Old Latin *interus inward, on the inside; akin to Latin inter

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The first known use of interior was in the 15th century

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23 Feb 2020

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“Interior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interior. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for interior

interior

adjective
How to pronounce interior (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of interior

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: located on the inside of something
: suited for use in the inside or on inside surfaces
: occurring in the mind

interior

noun

English Language Learners Definition of interior (Entry 2 of 2)

: an inner part, area, or surface
: the part of a country that is far from the coast
: the events and activities of a country that involve the country itself rather than foreign countries

interior

adjective
in·​te·​ri·​or | \ in-ˈtir-ē-ər How to pronounce interior (audio) \

Kids Definition of interior

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : being or occurring inside something : inner interior walls
2 : far from the border or shore : inland

interior

noun

Kids Definition of interior (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the inner part of something the box's interior
2 : the inland part the island's interior

interior

adjective
in·​te·​ri·​or | \ in-ˈtir-ē-ər How to pronounce interior (audio) \

Medical Definition of interior

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: lying, occurring, or functioning within limiting boundaries

interior

noun

Medical Definition of interior (Entry 2 of 2)

: the internal or inner part or cavity of a thing

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