- to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
- Obsolete. to put into the earth.
Origin of inter
- a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “between,” “among,” “in the midst of,” “mutually,” “reciprocally,” “together,” “during” (intercept; interest); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (intercom; interdepartmental).
Origin of inter-
Examples from the Web for inter
Contemporary Examples of inter
Ukrainian and Russian men—average Soviet citizens—were not allowed inside Inter Club.
When foreign sailors called at Odessa they were all herded to one specific bar called Inter Club.
It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women.Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance
April 9, 2012
Historical Examples of inter
It is often called the Bull "Inter Cetera," from its opening words.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
"That's how I got inter this muck hole," growled the old lumberman.Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp
Annie Roe Carr
Bury may be used of any object, entomb and inter only of a dead body.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
"Why, she can't go down there inter Mexico," wailed the woman.The Mission of Janice Day
Helen Beecher Long
If that's where they put two of their pills, they must have pumped the other four inter the moon.The Great K. & A. Robbery
Paul Liechester Ford
- (tr) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites
Word Origin for inter
- between or amonginternational
- together, mutually, or reciprocallyinterdependent; interchange
Word Origin for inter-
Latin inter (prep., adv.) "among, between, betwixt, in the midst of," from PIE *enter "between, among" (cf. Sanskrit antar, Old Persian antar "among, between," Greek entera (plural) "intestines," Old Irish eter, Old Welsh ithr "among, between," Gothic undar, Old English under "under"), a comparative of *en "in" (see in). Also in certain Latin phrases in English, such as inter alia "among other things." A living prefix in English from 15c. Spelled entre- in French, most words borrowed into English in that form were re-spelled 16c. to conform with Latin except entertain, enterprise.
- Between; among:interdental.
- In the midst of; within:interoceptor.
- A prefix meaning between or among, as in interplanetary, located between planets.