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 Fire officials said smoke and some interior burning will continue until the area receives moisture from the monsoons. Helena Wegner, The Arizona Republic, "Bighorn Fire burns 95,000 acres, evacuations remain in effect," 27 June 2020 Also on sale is the brand's classic M.A.C. Crossbody bag, which boasts tons of room for storage thanks to four interior pockets and one exterior zippered compartment while still maintaining a manageably compact size. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Rebecca Minkoff is having a huge sample sale—and it's up to 75% off," 26 June 2020 The interior upgrade comes as part of Ford’s realization the F-150 couldn’t rest on its laurels as the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. for the past 38 years. Keith Naughton, Fortune, "Ford reveals the redesign of its biggest moneymaker, the F-150 pickup," 26 June 2020 Someone broke door locks in the building’s ground-floor entrance, an interior office and a mechanical room. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Man threatens to ‘raise some hell’ after arrest for yelling at girlfriend: Brook Park Police Blotter," 26 June 2020 On the front of the bag are one large accessory pocket with an interior organizer for pens or small objects and an outside flat document pocket. Dallas News, "Choosing the right bag for your laptop," 25 June 2020 For the one percenters—who occupy some of Manhattan’s priciest real estate—office space meant expansive lobbies with walls of granite and marble, interior pear wood paneling, conference rooms whose panoramic views inspire vertigo. Sophie Madeline Dess, The New Republic, "Temping for the One Percent," 24 June 2020 Throughout her kitchen renovation, interior stylist Liz Kamarul found creative uses for existing elements to help ensure nothing went to waste. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Final Reveals from the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge Offer So Much Interior Design Inspiration," 24 June 2020 Though replacing Becton and Haycraft will be crucial, the interior trio of Bell, Chandler and Bentley are just as important. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "Why Louisville's interior offensive line, though overlooked, could be a big strength," 23 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The interior was originally covered with ornamental plaster, but years of leakage has left the plaster in poor condition. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "North Royalton expands cemetery vault project, increasing cost by 56 percent," 27 June 2020 The RC F's interior largely carries over for 2020 and warrants few complaints. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Lexus RC F Still Needs to Lose Weight," 26 June 2020 In between periods, the museum will close for an hour to blast the interior with an electrostatic spray. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Cultural institutions reopen with a more hands-off approach," 25 June 2020 Clear the interior after each brood has fledged to help reduce parasites and prevent the nest from getting too close to the entrance hole. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ten ways to attract and help bluebirds in Wisconsin," 25 June 2020 There will also be extensive pre-flight disinfection of high-touch points throughout the aircraft interior. Jay Heflin, Washington Examiner, "Delta to resume flights to China this week," 22 June 2020 The vision: Bullet trains would zip between the disparate regions, linking the high-paying jobs on the coast with the affordable housing of the state’s interior. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "California’s bullet train project faces unprecedented woes," 22 June 2020 The interior also offers an office, a breakfast room, a pool, a turfed backyard, a putting green and a three-car garage. Dallas News, "This summer is the new spring with ‘flurry of activity’," 21 June 2020 The interior has exposed brick walls, timber posts and beam, and high-end finishes. oregonlive, "On the market: Low-priced, historic Portland condos for sale," 20 June 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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Time Traveler for interior

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

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30 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Interior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interior. Accessed 10 Jul. 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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