American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training.
- n. A physician who has recently graduated from medical school and is learning medical practice in a hospital under supervision, prior to beginning a residency program.
- n. One who is interned; an internee.
- v. To train or serve as an intern.
- v. To confine, especially in wartime.
- adj. Archaic Internal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inmate, as of a school; especially, an assistant resident physician or surgeon in a hospital, usually a student or recent graduate, acting in the absence of the attending physician or surgeon.
- To send into the interior of a country, as merchandise.
- To confine within fixed or prescribed limits; specifically, to cause to reside in an interior locality without permission to leave it.
- Specifically, to confine (a ship of a belligerent) in a neutral port into which it may put: a duty of the neutral power, under the provisions of international law, in time of war.
- n. A student or recent graduate who works in order to gain experience in their chosen field
- n. A med student or recently graduated medical student working in a hospital as a final part of medical training
- n. A person who is interned, forceably or voluntarily.
- v. transitive To imprison somebody, usually without trial.
- v. transitive, computing To internalize.
- v. intransitive To work as an intern. Usually with little or no pay or other legal prerogatives of employment, for the purpose of furthering a program of education.
- adj. archaic Internal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Internal.
- v. To put for safe keeping in the interior of a place or country; to confine to one locality.
- v. To hold until the end of a war, as enemy citizens in a country at the time of outbreak of hostilities; -- an action performed by countries.
- n. (Med.) A resident physician in a hospital, especially one who has recently received the Doctorate and is practising under supervision of experienced physicians, as a continuation of the training process; a house physician; also called
- n. A person working as an apprentice to gain experience in an occupation; sometimes the position is paid a salary, and other times it is not.
- v. work as an intern
- n. an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
- v. deprive of freedom
- From French interner, from interne ("inner, internal"), from Latin internus ("within, internal"), compare Etymology 2 (Wiktionary)
- French interne, from Latin internus, internal; see internal. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Mimi Alford was terrified in 1998 when the Monica Lewinsky scandal turned the word "intern" into a dirty joke, exposing an affair with a president.”
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“I think the average 21-year-old Young Republican intern is probably too busy getting wasted and date-raping underclassmen to do a good job on anything requiring serious organizational skills.”
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“An intern from a nearby radio station wanders over on in his cigarette break, watches the awkwardness unfold.”
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“As we approached our project site I called my intern and told him to have everyone to gather at the ground-breaking site.”
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