- to restrict to or confine within prescribed limits, as prisoners of war, enemy aliens, or combat troops who take refuge in a neutral country.
- to impound or hold within a country until the termination of a war, as a ship of a belligerent that has put into a neutral port and remained beyond a limited period.
- a person who is or has been interned; internee.
Origin of intern1
- a resident member of the medical staff of a hospital, usually a recent medical school graduate serving under supervision.
- Education. student teacher.
- a person who works as an apprentice or trainee in an occupation or profession to gain practical experience, and sometimes also to satisfy legal or other requirements for being licensed or accepted professionally.
- to be or perform the duties of an intern.
Origin of intern2
Examples from the Web for interning
She got involved in interning as a way to jumpstart her budding modeling career.Does Fashion Week Exploit Teen Models?
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I was camera-loading and interning for people like Chris Blauvelt (The Bling Ring) who are now coming up as cinematographers.True Detective Director Cary Fukunaga’s Journey from Pro Snowboarder to Hollywood’s Most Wanted
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Roosevelt toyed with the idea of interning Italian-Americans in camps along with Japanese-Americans.Why the Palestinians Will Never Win
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Uninterested in school, she dedicated her semesters and summers to interning at beauty magazines.The Girl Who Wrote About Drugs: Cat Marnell on Vice, Addiction & More
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I jumped at the chance, and before I knew it, I was interning at Apple.Why We Heart John Lennon
Martin Lewis, Harvey Weinstein
October 8, 2010
- a variant spelling of intern (def. 4)
- (ɪnˈtɜːn) (tr) to detain or confine (foreign or enemy citizens, ships, etc), esp during wartime
- (ˈɪntɜːn) (intr) mainly US to serve or train as an intern
- another word for internee
- Also: interne med, US and Canadian a graduate in the first year of practical training after medical school, resident in a hospital and under supervision by senior doctorsBritish equivalent: house officer
- mainly US a student teacher
- mainly US a student or recent graduate receiving practical training in a working environment
- an archaic word for internal
Word Origin and History for interning
1879, American English, "one working under supervision as part of professional training," especially "doctor in training in a hospital," from French interne "assistant doctor," literally "resident within a school," from Middle French interne "internal" (see intern (v.)). The verb in this sense is attested from 1933. Related: Interned; interning.
- An advanced student or recent graduate who assists in the medical or surgical care of hospital patients and who resides within that institution.
- To train or to serve as an intern.
- Variant ofintern