- 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
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Examples from the Web for interiorly
Historical Examples of interiorly
Interiorly there is a strange commingling of wool and horsehairs.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States
Thomas G. Gentry
Interiorly it was richly ornamented and splendidly furnished.Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)
At this particular moment I was in no trim exteriorly or interiorly for courtly introductions.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal
Above, its posterior border is covered by the semi-tendinosus; interiorly, the same border is in relation with the biceps femoris.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
Doubtless Mrs. Arbuthnot continued her remembrances “interiorly” as she went down the passage and descended the stairs.Antony Gray,--Gardener
Word Origin for interior
"part of a country distant from the coast," 1796, from interior (adj.); meaning "inside of a building or room" is from 1829.
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.