American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To place in a grave or tomb; bury.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To place in the earth and cover with it.
- Specifically To bury; inhume; place in a grave, or, by extension, in a tomb of any kind.
- A Latin preposition meaning ‘between’ or ‘among,’ used in some Latin phrases occurring in English books, as in inter nos (between or among ourselves), inter arma silent leges (laws are silent among arms—that is, in time of war), etc., and very common as a prefix. See inter-.
- A Middle English form of enter.
- A common prefix meaning ‘between’ or ‘among’ or ‘during,’ occurring in many English words taken from the Latin, either directly or through Middle English and Old French or French forms (being then in Middle English also enter-, and so retained in some modern forms: see enter-), or formed in English on the Latin model. Words formed in English with this prefix may have the second element of non-Latin origin, as in interdash, interknow, intertangle, interweave, etc. The second element is (in the original) either a verb, as in interact, v., intercalate, intercept, interchange, etc., or a noun, as in interact, n., interaxis, interval, intervale, etc. The prefix is freely used in English in the making of new compounds, often without immediate reference to its Latin status. In such cases, in the following etymologies, it is, for the sake of brevity, usually treated as an English prefix, and not carried back to the Latin preposition, as in other cases. For the relation of inter- to the second element in adjectives, compare the similar relation of ante-, anti-, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To deposit and cover in the earth; to bury; to inhume.
- v. place in a grave or tomb
- From French enterrer, from Vulgar Latin "in + terrare". Cognates include Spanish/Portuguese/Galician/Catalan enterrar (to inter), (to bury), Italian interrare (to plant), (to dig in). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English enteren, from Old French enterrer, from Medieval Latin interrāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin terra, earth; see ters- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'm interested in what I call inter-faith projects.”
“I'm not really into what I call inter-faith dialogue.”
“You take the first part of the word "inter" as in "inter-provincial".”
“As far as the distributional effects of paying less for capital investment in inter-metropolitan transport capacity through HSR than through additional highway lanes and investment in additional airport capacity, it seems as if the discussion is proceeding in a vacuum, acting as if interstate roads and airports do not receive capital subsidies from taxpayers.”
“But people indulge in inter-personal comparison all the time, and there are few people who stick to their own unadulterated Utility functions, many people interpolate socially acceptable behaviour into what they really want, maybe that is the cause of "Mid-Life Crises" and the new "Quarter Life Crises", a conflict between Individual Utility Schedules and some subjectively observed Social Utility Schedule.”
“Mr. Manos will no doubt try to persuade other European banks to open up overnight and very short-term inter-bank lines of credit as a first step on the path back to normality, but it is likely to be a long process.”
“The welfare state was not set up to support vast families or single mothers in inter-generational welfare dependency.”
“Those stories are almost exclusively in interesting places, or at least around interesting people.”
“Ilike photographs that aggressively contextualize interesting things and people in interesting contexts.”
“In it, Dulles makes the point Christianity's original experts on Islam were neither impartial scholars nor specialists in inter-faith dialogue, but medieval apologists - writers from the 7th through the 14th centuries who articulated a strong defense of Christianity in light of Islamic critique.”
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