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.
- Sometimes in·terne .
Other definitions for intern (2 of 3)
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.
British Dictionary definitions for intern
(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 doctors: British 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
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