inter

[in-tur]

verb (used with object), in·terred, in·ter·ring.

to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
Obsolete. to put into the earth.

Nearby words

  1. intentionally,
  2. intentioned,
  3. intentions,
  4. intentive,
  5. intently,
  6. inter alia,
  7. inter alios,
  8. inter nos,
  9. inter se,
  10. inter vivos

Origin of inter

1275–1325; Middle English enteren < Middle French enterrer, probably < Vulgar Latin *interrāre, derivative of terra earth; see in-2

Related formsre·in·ter, verb (used with object), re·in·terred, re·in·ter·ring.un·in·terred, adjective

Can be confusedenter inter

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-

Middle English < Latin (in some words replacing Middle English entre- < Middle French < Latin inter-), combining form of inter (preposition and adv.); see interior

Can be confusedinter- intra-

inter.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inter


British Dictionary definitions for inter

inter

verb -ters, -terring or -terred

(tr) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites

Word Origin for inter

C14: from Old French enterrer, from Latin in- ² + terra earth

inter-

prefix

between or amonginternational
together, mutually, or reciprocallyinterdependent; interchange

Word Origin for inter-

from Latin

inter.

abbreviation for

intermediate
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 inter
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for inter

inter-

pref.

Between; among:interdental.
In the midst of; within:interoceptor.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Science definitions for inter

inter-

A prefix meaning “between” or “among,” as in interplanetary, located between planets.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.