[ in-tur ]
/ ɪnˈtɜr /
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.
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Origin of inter
1275–1325; Middle English enteren<Middle French enterrer, probably <Vulgar Latin *interrāre, derivative of terra earth; see in-2
OTHER WORDS FROM interre·in·ter, verb (used with object), re·in·terred, re·in·ter·ring.un·in·terred, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH interenter, inter
Definition for inter (2 of 3)
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
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH inter-inter- , intra-
Definition for inter (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for inter (1 of 3)
/ (ɪnˈtɜː) /
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
British Dictionary definitions for inter (2 of 3)
between or amonginternational
together, mutually, or reciprocallyinterdependent; interchange
Word Origin for inter-
British Dictionary definitions for inter (3 of 3)
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Medical definitions for inter
In the midst of; within:interoceptor.
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Scientific definitions for inter
A prefix meaning between or among, as in interplanetary, located between planets.
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