- being within; inside of anything; internal; inner; further toward a center: the interior rooms of a house.
- of or relating to that which is within; inside: an interior view.
- situated well inland from the coast or border: the interior towns of a country.
- of or relating to the inland.
- domestic: interior trade.
- private or hidden; inner: interior negotiations of the council.
- pertaining to the mind or soul; mental or spiritual: the interior life.
- the internal or inner part; inside.
- 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.
- a pictorial representation of the inside of a room.
- the inland parts of a region, country, etc.: the Alaskan interior.
- the domestic affairs of a country as distinguished from its foreign affairs: the Department of the Interior.
- the inner or inward nature or character of anything.
- Mathematics. the largest open set contained in a given set, as the points in a circle not including the boundary.
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
- 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
- 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
Word Origin for interior
- the Interior (in titles) the domestic or internal affairs of any of certain countriesDepartment of the Interior
Word Origin and History for interiorly
"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.