from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
  • intransitive v. To train or serve as an intern.
  • transitive v. To confine, especially in wartime.
  • adj. Archaic Internal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who is interned, forceably or voluntarily.
  • v. To imprison somebody, usually without trial.
  • v. To internalize.
  • v. 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. Internal.
  • 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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Internal.
  • transitive v. To put for safe keeping in the interior of a place or country; to confine to one locality.
  • transitive 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. 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 houseman in Britain.
  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Internal.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


French interne, from Latin internus, internal; see internal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French interner, from interne ("inner, internal"), from Latin internus ("within, internal"), compare Etymology 2 (Wiktionary)
From French interne 'inner, internal', from Latin internus "within, internal", from inter "between"; compare etymology 1 (Wiktionary)



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