- to restrict to or confine within prescribed limits, as prisoners of war, enemy aliens, or combat troops who take refuge in a neutral country.
- to impound or hold within a country until the termination of a war, as a ship of a belligerent that has put into a neutral port and remained beyond a limited period.
- a person who is or has been interned; internee.
Origin of intern1
- a resident member of the medical staff of a hospital, usually a recent medical school graduate serving under supervision.
- Education. student teacher.
- a person who works as an apprentice or trainee in an occupation or profession to gain practical experience, and sometimes also to satisfy legal or other requirements for being licensed or accepted professionally.
- to be or perform the duties of an intern.
Origin of intern2
Origin of intern3
Examples from the Web for intern
When I became aware that an intern of mine had been sexually harassed by a producer while making the film, I was blown away.A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth
November 30, 2014
Somehow she also found time to intern at the U.S. Department of Education and help build a school in Mali.TEDx Talks Have a Disability Problem—but This Incredible Young Woman Is Working to Change That
November 5, 2014
Even though his undergraduate studies had led him to be a vegetarian, he decided to intern with a small pork producer.The Bioethicist Turned Butcher
September 28, 2014
Did you have to intern and PA on a lot of films before breaking through?Octavia Spencer on Hollywood and Race: The Film Roles I’m Offered Are Too Small
July 31, 2014
Inside the squirrel suit, an intern named Justin can be found.The RNC Chases Hillary Clinton With a Giant Orange Squirrel
June 13, 2014
I would recommend her to an intern, who is under great obligations to me.Germinie Lacerteux
Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
Eight years of school and two more as an intern were worth at least that.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
Our fears coming uppermost, we gave voice to them: "Intern?"The Escape of a Princess Pat
In the list of birds now fully extinct, in the Proceedings of the Fourth Intern.Extinct Birds
They ought to intern everyone who's the least bit under suspicion.The Head Girl at the Gables
- (ɪnˈtɜːn) (tr) to detain or confine (foreign or enemy citizens, ships, etc), esp during wartime
- (ˈɪntɜːn) (intr) mainly US to serve or train as an intern
- another word for internee
- Also: interne med, US and Canadian a graduate in the first year of practical training after medical school, resident in a hospital and under supervision by senior doctorsBritish equivalent: house officer
- mainly US a student teacher
- mainly US a student or recent graduate receiving practical training in a working environment
- an archaic word for internal
Word Origin and History for intern
1879, American English, "one working under supervision as part of professional training," especially "doctor in training in a hospital," from French interne "assistant doctor," literally "resident within a school," from Middle French interne "internal" (see intern (v.)). The verb in this sense is attested from 1933. Related: Interned; interning.
- An advanced student or recent graduate who assists in the medical or surgical care of hospital patients and who resides within that institution.
- To train or to serve as an intern.