American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or located on the inside; inner.
- adj. Of or relating to one's mental or spiritual being: "She thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it” ( David Denby).
- adj. Situated away from a coast or border; inland.
- n. The internal portion or area.
- n. One's mental or spiritual life.
- n. The inland part of a political or geographic entity.
- n. The internal affairs of a country or nation.
- n. A representation of the inside of a building or room, as in a photograph.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being within; inside of anything that limits, incloses, or conceals; internal; further toward a center: opposed to exterior or superficial: as, the interior parts of a house or of the earth.
- Inland; remote from the limits, frontier, or shore: as, the interior parts of a country; an interior town.
- Of or pertaining to that which is within; inside: as, an interior view.
- Pertaining to the immediate contents of consciousness; relating to that which one can perceive within one's self; inward; inner; inmost; mental.
- In entomology, inner; lying next to the body or the median line.
- n. The internal part; the inside.
- n. In art: An inside part of a building, considered as a whole from the point of view of artistic design or general effect, convenience, etc.
- n. A picture of such an inclosed space, or of any subject considered as within such an inclosure, or under the conditions of lighting, etc., obtaining therein.
- n. That part of a country or state which is at a considerable distance from its frontiers.
- n. The internal or domestic affairs of a country as distinguished from its external or foreign affairs.
- adj. having to do with the inner part of something
- adj. having to do with the inland parts of a country far from the coasts
- n. The inside of a building, container, cavern, or other enclosed structure.
- n. The inside regions of a country, distanced from the borders or coasts.
- n. mathematics, topology The set of all interior points of a set.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; -- opposed to
exterior, or superficial
- adj. Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland.
- n. That which is within; the internal or inner part of a thing; the inside.
- n. The inland part of a country, state, or kingdom.
- adj. inside the country
- n. the inner or enclosed surface of something
- adj. located inward
- n. the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
- adj. situated within or suitable for inside a building
- adj. of or coming from the middle of a region or country
- n. the region that is inside of something
- adj. inside and toward a center
- From Latin interior ("inner, interior"). (Wiktionary)
- Ultimately Latin, comparative adj. of inter, between; see en in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“DIRK KEMPTHORNE, SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR: I'm Dirk Kempthorne, secretary of the interior.”
“And although it looks old and worn, the interior is all about contemporary shapes and elegant furnishings, for more warmth (maybe during winter?).”
“For many travelers, driving down the Baja Peninsula, taking a passsenger/vehicle ferry across to Mexico's mainland and then exploring the interior is a pleasant way of experiencing a wide variety of topography.”
“Sometimes the best way to freshen up your interior is also the easiest way.”
“So, if Volaris to Tijuana from where ever you are in the interior is an option, I think I'd be inclined to take it.”
“Personally from what I have seen thus far the interior is a far greater departure (in the wrong direction) than the ship itself.”
“Increased ice and snow on the interior is the other side of the issue that Gore is not telling, I never claimd it constituted both sides of the issue by itself.”
“It's not the article I remember reading, but you've put my mind at ease regarding the bottle holder; you are correct, the interior is a white glaze.”
“Also, their depth on the interior is a big strength, and all those guys are capable of hurting you in different ways.”
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