[in-ter-myoo r-uh l]


of, relating to, or taking place between two or more institutions, cities, etc.: an intermural track meet.
occurring or being between walls, as of buildings or cities: a narrow, intermural forecourt.

Nearby words

  1. intermodillion,
  2. intermodulation,
  3. intermolecular,
  4. intermontane,
  5. intermundane,
  6. intermuscular gluteal bursa,
  7. intermuscular septum,
  8. intermutule,
  9. intern,
  10. internal

Origin of intermural

First recorded in 1650–60, intermural is from the Latin word intermūrālis between walls. See inter-, mural

Can be confusedintermural intramural Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for intermural



1650s, from Latin intermuralis "situated between walls," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + murus (genitive muralis) "wall" (see mural).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper