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interior

adjective in·te·ri·or \ in-ˈtir-ē-ər \

Definition of interior

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

interiorly

play \in-ˈtir-ē-ər-lē\ adverb

Examples of interior in a Sentence

  1. a large car with lots of interior room

  2. the novel's characters have plenty of adventures, but their interior lives are never explored

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Origin and Etymology of interior

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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interior

noun

Definition of interior

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

Examples of interior in a Sentence

  1. a black car with gray leather interior

  2. the interior of the house

  3. They traveled deep into the interior of Australia.

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First Known Use of interior

1596

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INTERIOR Defined for English Language Learners

interior

adjective

Definition of interior for English Language Learners

  • : located on the inside of something

  • : suited for use in the inside or on inside surfaces

  • : occurring in the mind


interior

noun

Definition of interior for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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interior

adjective in·te·ri·or \ in-ˈtir-ē-ər \

Definition of interior for Students

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

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interior

noun

Definition of interior for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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interior

adjective in·te·ri·or \ in-ˈtir-ē-ər \

medical Definition of interior

:lying, occurring, or functioning within limiting boundaries

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interior

noun

medical Definition of interior

:the internal or inner part or cavity of a thing


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