- to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
- Obsolete. to put into the earth.
Origin of inter
1275–1325; Middle English enteren < Middle French enterrer, probably < Vulgar Latin *interrāre, derivative of terra earth; see in-2
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Examples from the Web for interring
The manner of interring the dead among the Tartars is not uniform.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China
Evariste Regis Huc
Burning or interring was adopted, by the ancients, at the will of the relatives.Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)
A Sexton of the Old School
Their manner of interring the dead has been amply described.
The soldiers, who had so lately been employed in interring their victims, were now called on to bury their own dead.The Deerslayer
James Fenimore Cooper
The subterranean Places or Catacombs, for interring those that worship here, are worth seeing.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I
Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
- (tr) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites
C14: from Old French enterrer, from Latin in- ² + terra earth
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Word Origin and History for interring
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