- 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 interiors
I always use the example of Interiors, which Woody Allen made in between Annie Hall and Manhattan.The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh
August 1, 2014
The interiors of the cottages resemble the sort of understated living room you might find in a gracious Indian home.Lush Places: The Scotland of India
March 25, 2014
Schiffer will also oversee the wardrobe, hair, make-up, and interiors for the film.Queen Orders Makeover for Duchess Kate; Lady Mary’s Wedding Tiara for Rent
The Fashion Beast Team
February 3, 2014
Interiors were shot at a hotel in City of Industry, California, while other scenes were shot at a sound stage in Silver Lake.‘Escape From Tomorrow’: Making Disney’s Worst Nightmare
October 9, 2013
In 1994 she redesigned the interiors of the supersonic Concorde for Air France.Andrée Putman, ‘the Grande Dame of Design,’ Revolutionized Interiors
January 20, 2013
They warmed the interiors of four ships and went on to others.Pariah Planet
His search-beam clung to it, and his zed-ray pried into our interiors.
I have seen most of the post-marks—and the interiors—upside down.Deerbrook
The interiors of rooms could be perceived with their papers in strips.Sentimental Education, Volume II
The interiors of the larger portion of the houses were full of sand.A Voyage round the World
- 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
- the Interior (in titles) the domestic or internal affairs of any of certain countriesDepartment of the Interior
Word Origin and History for interiors
"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.