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

Other Words from interior

Adjective

interiorly \ in-​ˈtir-​ē-​ər-​lē How to pronounce interior (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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Russian troops fired at least six missiles, according to Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 24 Apr. 2022 The case will now go to Britain’s interior minister for a decision, though the WikiLeaks founder still has legal avenues of appeal. Jill Lawless, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2022 The case will now go to Britain’s interior minister for a decision, though the WikiLeaks founder still has legal avenues of appeal. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2022 There have been thorough reports about civilian deaths in Mariupol and about mortar fire directed at Ukrainian interior minister and journalists. Washington Post, 26 Mar. 2022 An adviser to Ukraine's interior minister identified Hill as one of the victims of a Russian attack on Thursday morning that targeted people lining up for food in Chernihiv. Tucker Reals, CBS News, 18 Mar. 2022 Peña Parra, who remains in his day job as the Vatican interior minister, declined to comment Thursday, citing the ongoing trial, his office said. Nicole Winfield, ajc, 17 Feb. 2022 In 2018, Lebanon’s former interior minister, Nohad Machnouk, said Lebanese security forces had run a double agent who made contact with and exposed an Islamic State handler in Idlib. Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 However Germany’s new Social Democrat interior minister, Nancy Faeser, is not deterred. Morgan Meaker, Wired, 3 Feb. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan was born in 1948 in the arid interior of Abu Dhabi, part of what was then the Trucial States, a collection of sheikhdoms under British protection. Asa Fitch, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Nitric oxide is released from the interior of the artery, causing dilation. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 12 May 2022 The lander was sent to Mars with a highly sensitive seismometer – provided by France’s Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) – to study the deep interior of the planet. Julia Musto, Fox News, 11 May 2022 The interior of the car had been gone through, but nothing appeared to be missing. cleveland, 6 May 2022 The interior of the tomb was cleaned, casket shelves improved, and the exterior door and other elements either repaired or replaced. Paul Messinger, The Arizona Republic, 6 May 2022 Between 1880 and 1900, the Pennsylvania Railroad extended its line from Wilmington, Delaware, to Cape Charles, Virginia, while flinging many tentacles into the interior of the Eastern Shore. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 5 May 2022 He was commissioned to paint murals at the papal summer residence in Italy and did dramatic frescoes with art nouveau influences that cover the interior of the Armenian cathedral in Lviv. New York Times, 5 May 2022 When shaping taboon, bakers press rounds of soft, wheat dough over a convex form, then slap them onto the interior of a conical clay oven. Jen Rose Smith, CNN, 4 May 2022 See More

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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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“Interior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interior. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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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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