- 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.
Origin of interior
Synonyms for interior
Antonyms for interior
Related Words for interiorinternal, remote, intimate, domestic, private, secret, gut, home, marrow, heart, substance, lining, inside, innards, soul, bosom, pith, viscera, belly, midst
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Contemporary Examples of interior
The interior video shows the gunman firing the shot through the window.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
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
January 6, 2015
“We know the outbreak is still flaming strongly in western Sierra Leone and some parts of the interior of Guinea,” said Nabarro.Jail Threats for Sierra Leone Ebola Victims’ Families
December 10, 2014
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’
December 4, 2014
An Italian Interior Ministry official told The Daily Beast that issues in Africa offered a more accurate explanation.Britain’s Let-Em-All-Die Policy
Nico Hines, Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 1, 2014
Historical Examples of interior
Some came from the interior of Africa and had woolly hair and thick lips.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Hawarden is called a Castle, but it has not, either in its exterior or interior, the aspect of a Castle.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The apparatus and its weights are arranged in the interior of the vessel.
It was brown as to crust, and flaky and light as to interior.In the Midst of Alarms
Everything was on a colossal scale, and trim as a Dutch interior.In the Heart of Vosges
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.