[ in-tur ]
/ ɪnˈtɜr /
verb (used with object), in·terred, in·ter·ring.
to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
Obsolete. to put into the earth.
Inter- vs Intra-What’s the difference between the interstate highway and the intrastate highway? Inter- is a prefix that means between two groups, and intra- is a prefix which means within or inside one group. Inter- and intra- are both prefixes, which are groups of letters that are placed at the beginning of a word in order to change its meaning. Inter- Inter- is a common prefix that …
Words Popularized By Shakespeare That We Still UseWilliam Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and was baptized on April 26, 1564. His exact birthdate remains unknown, though is conventionally taken to be the same as the day his "bones were interred." In his honor, we wanted to share some words popularized by the man himself.
- inter alia,
- inter alios,
- inter nos,
- inter se,
- inter vivos
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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/ (ɪnˈtɜː) /
verb -ters, -terring or -terred
(tr) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites
Word Origin for inter
C14: from Old French enterrer, from Latin in- ² + terra earth
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