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intern

adjective in·tern \ in-ˈtərn , ˈin-ˌtərn \
variants: or interne
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of intern

archaic

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Origin and Etymology of intern

Middle French interne, from Latin internus


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intern

verb in·tern \ ˈin-ˌtərn , in-ˈtərn \

Definition of intern

transitive verb
: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

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First Known Use of intern

1866


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intern

noun in·tern \ ˈin-ˌtərn \
variants: or less commonly interne

Definition of intern

: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.

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Origin and Etymology of intern

French interne, from interne, adjective


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intern

verb in·tern \ ˈin-ˌtərn \

Definition of intern

intransitive verb
:to work as an intern

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First Known Use of intern

circa 1928


INTERN Defined for English Language Learners

intern

noun

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

verb in·tern \ ˈin-ˌtərn \

Definition of intern for Students

interned; interning
:to force to stay within a place (as a prison) especially during a war

internment

\in-ˈtərn-mənt\ noun

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intern

noun in·tern \ ˈin-ˌtərn \

Definition of intern for Students

: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 play \ˈin-ˌtərn\

medical Definition of intern

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

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intern

intransitive verb in·tern \ ˈin-ˌtərn \

medical Definition of intern

:to act as an intern


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