from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or located on the inside; inner.
- adjective Of or relating to one's mental or spiritual being.
- adjective Situated away from a coast or border; inland.
- noun The internal portion or area.
- noun One's mental or spiritual life.
- noun The inland part of a political or geographic entity.
- noun The internal affairs of a country or nation.
- noun A representation of the inside of a building or room, as in a photograph.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
- noun The internal part; the inside.
- noun 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.
- noun 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.
- noun That part of a country or state which is at a considerable distance from its frontiers.
- noun The internal or domestic affairs of a country as distinguished from its external or foreign affairs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun That which is within; the internal or inner part of a thing; the inside.
- noun The inland part of a country, state, or kingdom.
- noun that department of the government of the United States which has charge of pensions, patents, public lands and surveys, the Indians, education, etc.; that department of the government of a country which is specially charged with the internal affairs of that country; the home department.
- noun the cabinet officer who, in the United States, is at the head of the Department of the Interior.
- adjective Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; -- opposed to
exterior, or superficial
- adjective Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland.
- adjective (Geom.) an angle formed between two sides, within any rectilinear figure, as a polygon, or between two parallel lines by these lines and another intersecting them; -- called also
- adjective (Astron.) those planets within the orbit of the earth.
- adjective a screw cut on an interior surface, as in a nut; a female screw.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective having to do with the inner part of something
- adjective having to do with the inland parts of a country far from the coasts
- noun The inside of a
building, container, cavern, or other enclosed structure.
- noun The inside regions of a
country, distanced from the bordersor coasts.
- noun mathematics, topology The set of all
interior pointsof a set.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective inside the country
- noun the inner or enclosed surface of something
- adjective located inward
- noun the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
- adjective situated within or suitable for inside a building
- adjective of or coming from the middle of a region or country
- noun the region that is inside of something
- adjective inside and toward a center
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Ultimately Latin, comparative adj. of inter, between; see en in Indo-European roots.]
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
From Latin interior ("inner, interior").
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