- the inside part of a building, considered as a whole from the point of view of artistic design or general effect, convenience, etc.
- a single room or apartment so considered.
- interim denture,
- interim standard atmosphere,
- interior angle,
- interior decoration,
- interior decorator,
- interior design,
- interior designer
Origin of interior
Examples from the Web for interior
The interior video shows the gunman firing the shot through the window.
One of its top officials is the current minister of the interior in Baghad.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Hedwig calls on me to have a much more expansive energy—not so interior.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An Italian Interior Ministry official told The Daily Beast that issues in Africa offered a more accurate explanation.
Indeed, the Ministry of Interior released a report of 141 investigations against candidates accused of vote-buying around Ukraine.
In the interior of their abode, they occupy themselves with feminine tasks, and fervently perform the rites of their religion.The Smuggler Chief|Gustave Aimard
The chimneys may be made with such low fitting between the cap and the body that no interior swinging flaps are required.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber|Sidney Morgan
The interior of an empty church would be shown by evening twilight.Great Facts|Frederick C. Bakewell
With this thorough reflection is combined diffusion as thorough, the interior of the globe being shaped as ribs.Inventors at Work|George Iles
But the interior of the laboratory displayed no gruesome scene.
Word Origin for interior
late 15c., from Middle French intérieur and directly from Latin interior "inner, interior, middle," comparative adjective of inter "within" (see inter-). Meaning "of the interior parts of a country" is from 1777; meaning "internal affairs of a country or state" (as in U.S. Department of the Interior) is from 1838. Interior decoration first attested 1807. Interior design from 1927.
"part of a country distant from the coast," 1796, from interior (adj.); meaning "inside of a building or room" is from 1829.