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verb (used with object)
  1. to restrict to or confine within prescribed limits, as prisoners of war, enemy aliens, or combat troops who take refuge in a neutral country.
  2. 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.
noun
  1. a person who is or has been interned; internee.

Origin of intern1

1865–70; < French interner, verbal derivative of interne intern3

interne

[in-turn]
noun, verb (used without object), in·terned, in·tern·ing.
  1. intern2.

intern2

[in-turn]
noun Also interne.
  1. a resident member of the medical staff of a hospital, usually a recent medical school graduate serving under supervision.
  2. Education. student teacher.
  3. 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.
verb (used without object)
  1. to be or perform the duties of an intern.

Origin of intern2

1875–80, Americanism; < French interne < Latin internus intern3
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  • I made the recording while I was interning at a state institution.

  • Since these words were written the British Press, or the Government maybe, has had the bright idea of interning one of them.

    Pot-Boilers

    Clive Bell


British Dictionary definitions for interning

interne

noun
  1. a variant spelling of intern (def. 4)

intern

verb
  1. (ɪnˈtɜːn) (tr) to detain or confine (foreign or enemy citizens, ships, etc), esp during wartime
  2. (ˈɪntɜːn) (intr) mainly US to serve or train as an intern
noun (ˈɪntɜːn)
  1. another word for internee
  2. 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
  3. mainly US a student teacher
  4. mainly US a student or recent graduate receiving practical training in a working environment
adjective (ɪnˈtɜːn)
  1. an archaic word for internal

Word Origin

C19: from Latin internus internal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for interning

intern

v.

1866, "to confine within set limits," from French interner "send to the interior, confine," from Middle French interne "inner, internal," from Latin internus "within, internal" (see internal; also cf. intern (n.)).

intern

n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

interning in Medicine

intern

n.
  1. An advanced student or recent graduate who assists in the medical or surgical care of hospital patients and who resides within that institution.
v.
  1. To train or to serve as an intern.
Related formsintern•ship′ n.

interne

(ĭntûrn′)
n.
  1. Variant ofintern