interior

[in-teer-ee-er]

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. interim,
  2. interim denture,
  3. interim standard atmosphere,
  4. interinsurance,
  5. interionic,
  6. interior angle,
  7. interior decoration,
  8. interior decorator,
  9. interior design,
  10. interior designer

Origin of interior

1480–90; < Latin, comparative adj. equivalent to inter- inward + -ior comparative suffix; see exterior

Related formsin·te·ri·or·i·ty [in-teer-ee-awr-i-tee, -or-] /ɪnˌtɪər iˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-/, nounin·te·ri·or·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for interior

interior

noun

a part, surface, or region that is inside or on the insidethe interior of Africa
inner character or nature
a film or scene shot inside a building, studio, etc
a picture of the inside of a room or building, as in a painting or stage design
the inside of a building or room, with respect to design and decoration

adjective

of, situated on, or suitable for the inside; inner
coming or acting from within; internal
of or involving a nation's domestic affairs; internal
(esp of one's spiritual or mental life) secret or private; not observable
Derived Formsinteriorly, adverb

Word Origin for interior

C15: from Latin (adj), comparative of inter within

Interior

noun

the Interior (in titles) the domestic or internal affairs of any of certain countriesDepartment of the Interior
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Word Origin and History for interior
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