inter

[ in-tur ]
/ ɪnˈtɜr /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. intentionally,
  2. intentioned,
  3. intentions,
  4. intentive,
  5. intently,
  6. inter alia,
  7. inter alios,
  8. inter nos,
  9. inter se,
  10. inter vivos

Origin of inter

1275–1325; Middle English enteren < Middle French enterrer, probably < Vulgar Latin *interrāre, derivative of terra earth; see in-2

Related formsre·in·ter, verb (used with object), re·in·terred, re·in·ter·ring.un·in·terred, adjective

Can be confusedenter inter

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British Dictionary definitions for inters

inter

/ (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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Word Origin and History for inters

inter

v.

c.1300, from Old French enterer (11c.), from Medieval Latin interrare "put in the earth, bury," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + terra "earth" (see terrain). Related: Interred; interring.

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