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 Almost all weathervanes are designed with weather exposure in mind, although some decorative pieces could serve as interior wall hangings. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, "The best weathervane," 19 Sep. 2020 The Vikings' total lack of an interior D-line presence in the opener was even more alarming than the young secondary's struggles. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, "NFL Week 2 predictions: Colts-Vikings matchup is tight," 18 Sep. 2020 Available in three different colors, this crossgrain leather pick has a zip-top closure and multiple interior pockets. Arielle Tschinkel And Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "Coach Outlet is having a huge Friends and Family Sale with savings of more than 70%," 17 Sep. 2020 United Airlines said it’s adding new cleaning systems that spray an antimicrobial coating on interior surfaces in its airplane cabins. cleveland, "United Airlines adding an antimicrobial cleaning system to its fleet," 16 Sep. 2020 See 23 photos of the Nissan Z Proto sports car's exterior design and interior details. Nissan, Car and Driver, "View Photos of the Nissan Z Proto," 16 Sep. 2020 Hospitals and other operators of public buildings can take several steps to maintain interior air quality, Rosales said. oregonlive, "Worst air pollution on planet latest blow for Oregon healthcare workers," 16 Sep. 2020 But Austen’s genius lay in turning one girl’s interior world into the whole universe, and transforming the pettiest of social interactions into microcosms with global moral significance. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The Personal History of David Copperfield and Emma Are Perfect Movies for a Pandemic," 16 Sep. 2020 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interior decorating skills are being revealed. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s California Home Is Decorated with This Air-Purifying Plant," 16 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Whereas last season he was listed at Buck, Wooden now has the flexibility — and strength — to play on the exterior or the interior of the line, according to Steele. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Colby Wooden has ‘taken a big jump’ for Auburn this offseason," 15 Sep. 2020 Greece’s interior and migration ministers, along with the head of the country’s public health organization flew to Lesbos following an emergency meeting convened Wednesday morning by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Author: Elena Becatoros, Derek Gatopoulos, Anchorage Daily News, "Fire sweeps through Europe’s largest refugee camp in Greece during coronavirus lockdown," 9 Sep. 2020 This kitchen must-have also boasts a 4.7-star rating from its more than 15,000 Amazon shoppers, who were thrilled with its roomy 8-quart interior and 48 customizable presets for grains and proteins such as beans, soups, ribs and more. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday," 8 Sep. 2020 Indianapolis shooting locations include the exterior of the former governor's residence in Meridian Kessler and the interior of the Parry mansion in Golden Hill, both of which will be the star character's home. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, "'Andy Griffith' tribute artists, actors and more start filming a movie in Danville," 6 Sep. 2020 For their rehabilitation of the exterior and interior of 14-16 S. Chapel St. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, "10 projects preserving Elgin’s history selected to receive Mayor’s Awards," 25 Aug. 2020 This home features a Mediterranean exterior and a transitional interior. Dallas News, "Luxury firm has strong sales record despite unpredictable year," 9 Aug. 2020 Brian and Sarah Ingram have renovated the exterior and interior of the 138-year-old former Cathedral Hill firehouse that had been home to the Happy Gnome for 14 years; the craft beer-centric restaurant closed in December. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Now open in St. Paul: The Gnome and La Michoacana Purepecha," 4 Aug. 2020 That will be followed by two to four months of construction on the interior and exterior of the 5,925-square-foot building. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MKE Doghouse, a new dog day care and dog boarding business, is coming to Greenfield," 30 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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22 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Interior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interior. Accessed 23 Sep. 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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