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intern

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adjective in·tern \in-ˈtərn, ˈin-ˌtərn\
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interne

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Definition of intern

archaic

  1. :  internal

Origin and Etymology of intern

Middle French interne, from Latin internus


First Known Use: circa 1560


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intern

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verb in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn, in-ˈtərn\

Definition of intern

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to confine or impound especially during a war intern enemy aliens

internee

play \(ˌ)in-ˌtər-ˈnē\ noun

internment

play \in-ˈtərn-mənt, ˈin-ˌtərn-\ noun

1866

First Known Use of intern

1866


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noun in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\
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interne

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Definition of intern

  1. :  an advanced student or graduate usually in a professional field (such as medicine or teaching) gaining supervised practical experience (as in a hospital or classroom)

internship

play \ˈin-ˌtərn-ˌship\ noun

Examples of intern in a Sentence

  1. After medical school, he worked as an intern at the university hospital.

Origin and Etymology of intern

French interne, from interne, adjective


First Known Use: circa 1879


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intern

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verb in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\

Definition of intern

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to work as an intern

Circa 1928

First Known Use of intern

circa 1928


INTERN Defined for English Language Learners

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noun in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\

Definition of intern for English Language Learners

  • : a student or recent graduate who works for a period of time at a job in order to get experience

  • : a person who works in a hospital in order to complete training as a doctor


INTERN Defined for Kids

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intern

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verb in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\

Definition of intern for Students

interned

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interning

  1. :  to force to stay within a place (as a prison) especially during a war

internment

\in-ˈtərn-mənt\ noun

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intern

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noun in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\

Definition of intern for Students

  1. :  a student or recent graduate in a special field of study (as medicine or teaching) who works for a period of time to gain practical experience

internship

\-ˌship\ noun

Medical Dictionary

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intern

noun in·tern
variants: also

interne

\ˈin-ˌtərn\play

Medical Definition of intern

  1. :  a physician gaining supervised practical experience in a hospital after graduating from medical school—called also houseman


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intern

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intransitive verb in·tern \ˈin-ˌtərn\

Medical Definition of intern

  1. :  to act as an intern



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