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 interior (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 Concrete piers in each of the four corners create a column-free, 40,000-square-foot interior space. oregonlive, 20 Sep. 2021 The roof also pops up, increasing the interior space of the camper which is accessible via a rear set of passenger-side suicide doors. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 17 Sep. 2021 After about a year of planning and renovating, Jim and Maria were able to truly enjoy their new home and adorn the interior space with meaningful pieces of artwork. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 9 Sep. 2021 Without space needed for a big gasoline engine or transmission, the cabin of the car extends far to the front of the vehicle, providing ample interior space. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 2 Sep. 2021 The space is rendered with moveable furniture so its interior space is entirely modular. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 17 Aug. 2021 At approximately 232 square feet of interior space, the 2022 LV has a residential-style kitchen, including a removable cooking island, a 13 cubic feet all-electric solar refrigerator, and a European-style marine three-burner oven. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 29 July 2021 Sitting on an electric skateboard chassis, with the battery tucked away under the floor, the Teorema concept has been created for an autonomous future and puts an emphasis on maximizing interior space. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 14 July 2021 Privacy is also an issue with a digital twin of a private interior space and again, here Matterport also has an edge. Charlie Fink, Forbes, 7 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun PSRs may also preserve volatiles outgassed by the lunar interior from when the Moon was still volcanically active. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 Someone, by unknown means, on Sept. 13 broke into a 2000 Honda Civic parked in the 100 block of North Lombard Avenue and ransacked the interior; nothing was stolen. chicagotribune.com, 21 Sep. 2021 In 2004, Tom Metcalf set about painting the interior of the District house his family had just purchased. Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2021 The interior features a new 10.9-inch HD infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Louis Mazzante, Popular Mechanics, 21 Sep. 2021 The scene depicted in the 2021 painting is the interior of the living room on the first floor of the Cawein House, as though the viewer was standing at the fireplace mantel. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 20 Sep. 2021 Since 1993, it has been known for its seasonal bistro fare as much as the Belle Epoque interior with stained-glass accents and a view of the Bay. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2021 As every on-duty law enforcement officer in Bowie County closed in on Swenson using clues from the brief flashes of video showing the interior of his truck and landmarks along the highway. Lynn Larowe, Arkansas Online, 20 Sep. 2021 The two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath ninth floor loft, with expansive views of the Hudson River, boasts an open interior and a contemporary, glamorous style. Linda Marx, PEOPLE.com, 20 Sep. 2021

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

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“Interior.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interior. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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interior

adjective

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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