to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
to place (a cremation urn) in an aboveground niche or in a grave or tomb: Her ashes were interred at the crematorium.
to put into the earth.
to forget or remove from consideration; abandon: Your dreams may be interred by social expectations and the demands of maturity.
- re·in·ter, verb (used with object), re·in·terred, re·in·ter·ring.
- enter, inter
Other definitions for inter- (2 of 3)
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “between,” “among,” “in the midst of,” “mutually,” “reciprocally,” “together,” “during” (intercept; interest); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (intercom; interdepartmental).
- inter- , intra-
Other definitions for inter. (3 of 3)
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How to use inter in a sentence
To enable this “one version of the truth,” AccountsIQ has been designed to be able to handle various reporting complexities, such as sub-groups, multiple currencies revaluations and inter-company transactions.AccountsIQ scores €5.8M for its financial management software for multi-entity SMEs | Steve O'Hear | February 19, 2021 | TechCrunch
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
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
After interring the dead, Mac and the survivors returned to the beach, and watched there for the morning dawn.The Cambrian Sketch-Book | R. Rice Davies
This news was communicated to Mr. Donaldson, and he had the skeletons taken to Shaver's Creek, with a view of interring them.History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley | U. J. (Uriah James) Jones
The solemn and imposing ceremony of interring those who were killed was then performed.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution | L. Carroll Judson
British Dictionary definitions for inter (1 of 3)
(tr) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites
British Dictionary definitions for inter- (2 of 3)
between or among: international
together, mutually, or reciprocally: interdependent; interchange
British Dictionary definitions for inter. (3 of 3)
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Scientific definitions for inter-
A prefix meaning between or among, as in interplanetary, located between planets.
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