- 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
Examples from the Web for interned
I interned on the Whoopi Goldberg movie The Long Walk Home, and went around the South working as a casting associate.Octavia Spencer on Hollywood and Race: The Film Roles I’m Offered Are Too Small
July 31, 2014
Scott once interned in Moschino's press office -- and thenwent on to launch his eponymous label in 2007.Kanye West Slams Louis Vuitton; Jeremy Scott Named New Creative Director at Moschino
The Fashion Beast Team
October 29, 2013
Born in Shanghai in 1930, Ballard and his parents were interned at the Lunghua Camp when the Japanese invaded during World War II.This Week’s Hot Reads: Feb. 4, 2013
Jimmy So, G. Clay Whittaker, Tunku Varadarajan
February 4, 2013
This summer, I interned for Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller, which was a wild ride entry into DC political writing.Greetings From Your New Editor, Frumbeasters!
September 10, 2012
A German priest and activist, named Korbinian Aigner, bred apples while interned by the Nazis at Dachau, and drew them as well.A First Taste of Documenta
June 6, 2012
Interned like the anchor-chafing ships That once had flown his flag!With the Colors
Everard Jack Appleton
Two hundred and twenty-eight British soldiers were interned here.
At Crefeld Mr. Michelson visited the camp for interned officers.
“The soldiers are with you,” said Mr. Powell to the interned men.
The fact that their own son, interned in this country, has been befriended here.
- a variant spelling of intern (def. 4)
- (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 interned
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.
- Variant ofintern