intramural

adjective
in·​tra·​mu·​ral | \ ˌin-trə-ˈmyu̇r-əl How to pronounce intramural (audio) , -(ˌ)trä-\

Definition of intramural

1a : being or occurring within the limits usually of a community, organization, or institution intramural squabbles
b : competed only within the student body intramural sports
2 : situated or occurring within the substance of the walls of an organ

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Other Words from intramural

intramurally \ ˌin-​trə-​ˈmyu̇r-​ə-​lē How to pronounce intramurally (audio) , -​(ˌ)trä-​ \ adverb

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With its Latin prefix intra-, "within" (not to be confused with inter-, "between"), intramural means literally "within the walls". The word is usually used for sports played between teams made up only from students at one campus. Intramural athletics is often the most popular extracurricular activity at a college or university.

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Dupont was always interested in sports, becoming the undefeated Golden Gloves boxing champion in high school and playing intramural sports in college. Rocky Baier, azcentral, "Fiesta Bowl founder Don Dupont dies at 89," 4 July 2019 Brophy is now the associate director of intramural and club sports at UAH, said Ray Garner in the president’s office. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al.com, "Alabama-Huntsville elevates volleyball coach to interim athletic director," 18 June 2019 Many want to play at more than a club or intramural level. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Bribery scandal points to the athletic factor: A major force in college admissions," 13 June 2019 Such intramural studies received about $13 million last year. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "Trump administration restricts fetal tissue research," 5 June 2019 Kavanaugh went on to play two years on the JV, plus intramural basketball, football and softball and pickup hoops at the campus gym with other students and locals from surrounding New Haven, Connecticut. Alanna Durkin Richer, The Seattle Times, "At Yale, Kavanaugh stayed out of debates at a time of many," 28 Aug. 2018 Students at participating universities can add a line in their profile that lists their school, class year, and any other relevant interests, such as their major, Greek organization, or intramural sports team. Kim Quindlen, Teen Vogue, "Instagram Introduces “Nametag” Feature," 5 Oct. 2018 Tapping into the local branch of a community built around one of your interests can help, too: a running club, an intramural sports league, a church, a crafting group. Jen A. Miller, The Seattle Times, "Moving for a job? How to make a new city your home," 30 July 2018 Tapping into the local branch of a community built around one of your interests can help, too: a running club, an intramural sports league, a church, a crafting group. Jen A. Miller, The Seattle Times, "Moving for a job? How to make a new city your home," 30 July 2018

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First Known Use of intramural

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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intramural

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of intramural

US : existing or occurring within a particular group or organization (such as a school)

intramural

adjective
in·​tra·​mu·​ral | \ ˌin-trə-ˈmyu̇r-əl How to pronounce intramural (audio) \

Kids Definition of intramural

: being or occurring within the limits of a school intramural sports

intramural

adjective
in·​tra·​mu·​ral | \ -ˈmyu̇r-əl How to pronounce intramural (audio) \

Medical Definition of intramural

: situated or occurring within the substance of the walls of an organ intramural infarction failure of or delay in intramural myocardial conductionAmerican Journal of Cardiology

Other Words from intramural

intramurally \ -​ə-​lē How to pronounce intramurally (audio) \ adverb

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