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 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Regardless of who the quarterback is, the interior offensive line needs to be upgraded. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2021 NFL Mock Draft: Three rounds!," 24 Feb. 2021 The Ravens were able to get their offense back on track after shoring up some issues along the interior offensive line. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens offseason roundtable: Answering big questions about Orlando Brown Jr., free agency, the draft and more," 22 Feb. 2021 Unless the Cowboys finally come to their senses and seriously upgrade the interior defensive line, Owusu-Koramoah’s presence probably wouldn’t improve the run defense in a notable way. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 prospects the Cowboys should avoid with the No. 10 pick in the 2021 NFL draft," 19 Feb. 2021 Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams ranks fourth in pass win-rate and was effective inside, controlling the Rams interior line with his 6 foot 3, 300-pound frame. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Cleveland Browns vs. the New York Jets preview: Previewing New York and how they match up," 22 Dec. 2020 First-team all-district offensive lineman Malique Polius will also play some interior defensive line. Christopher Dabe Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "District 9-4A football preview: As usual, Karr sets high standards," 24 Sep. 2020 But his work with Robinson has allowed Diabate to line up inside, read his keys and stop the run — or create havoc shooting gaps in the interior offensive line. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Gators value LB Mohamoud Diabate’s versatility more than ever," 17 Sep. 2020 Monday, after McCoy’s injury, Woods and Trysten Hill saw significant time on the interior line at practice. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "Dallas Cowboys DT Gerald McCoy out for season with torn quad tendon," 17 Aug. 2020 Due to higher demand, more interior building materials are being made to meet standards for outdoor use. oregonlive, "Builders, designers and landscapers reveal outdoor living space trends: ‘Everyone’s looking for more oxygen’," 7 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In it, musician and actor Saul Williams and a cast of models walk — and ice skate — through snowy Swiss mountain landscapes and a green marble interior that evokes Mies van der Rohe’s modernist Barcelona Pavilion. David Syrek, chicagotribune.com, "Nike’s incredible hands-free shoe just might make bending over to lace up extinct. OMG, did you see this?," 26 Feb. 2021 These durable, suede hikers are made with a leather and mesh interior for optimal breathability and temperature control. Arielle Tschinkel And Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Winter boots are on mega-sale right now—shop these 13 incredible deals," 20 Feb. 2021 The 2022 Kia Carnival also looks to have a far more modern interior with a larger touchscreen infotainment system and nicer materials. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2022 Kia Carnival Will Make Its U.S. Debut February 23," 15 Feb. 2021 Remade from bumper to bumper, the fourth-generation Sorento takes its cues from big brother Telluride and offers a brawny bod with a brainy interior. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Sorento SUV is luxe ute in Kia clothing," 16 Jan. 2021 The brand-new outdoor space — exploding with the elder Mr. Panayiotou’s favorite color, forest green — was built by the family and employees to evoke a typical diner interior. New York Times, "He Was Going to Close the Family Diner. Then He Got a Sign.," 9 Jan. 2021 Luckily, sitting in a car by one's self meets the requirements for social distancing, and a car interior can be a welcome change from spending all day every day at home. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The best cars, SUVs, and crossovers we drove in 2020," 27 Dec. 2020 The way the crackling crust gives way to a creamy interior. Washington Post, "How to make crispy, golden potatoes, every time," 18 Dec. 2020 Photos of the aftermath show a charred interior with barely anything left untouched by fire. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, "Home of Oklahoma nurse treating coronavirus patients burns in middle of her shift: Report," 18 Dec. 2020

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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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3 Mar 2021

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“Interior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interior. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for interior

interior

adjective

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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