Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or involving two or more nations.
  • adjective Extending across or transcending national boundaries.
  • noun Any of several socialist organizations of international scope formed during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or mutually affecting two or more nations; concerning different nations in common: as, an international exhibition; international law; international relations.
  • [capitalized] Of or pertaining to the society called the International.
  • noun [capitalized] A society (in full, “the International Workingmen's Association”), formed in London in 1864, designed to unite the working classes of all countries in promoting social and industrial reform by political means. ; ; ;
  • noun A member of the International, or a believer in its principles and methods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations.
  • adjective Of or concerning the association called the International.
  • adjective Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.
  • adjective (Naut.) a common system of signaling adopted by nearly all maritime nations, whereby communication may be had between vessels at sea.
  • adjective See under Copyright.
  • adjective the rules regulating the mutual intercourse of nations. International law is mainly the product of the conditions from time to time of international intercourse, being drawn from diplomatic discussion, textbooks, proof of usage, and from recitals in treaties. It is called public when treating of the relations of sovereign powers, and private when of the relations of persons of different nationalities. International law is now, by the better opinion, part of the common law of the land. Cf. Conflict of laws, under Conflict.
  • noun The International; an abbreviated from of the title of the International Workingmen's Association, the name of an association, formed in London in 1864, which has for object the promotion of the interests of the industrial classes of all nations.
  • noun A member of the International Association.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or having to do with more than one nation.
  • adjective Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations.
  • adjective Of or concerning the association called the International.
  • adjective Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.
  • adjective Foreign; of another country.
  • noun sports Someone who has represented their country in a particularly sport.
  • noun sports A game or contest between two or more nations.

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

  • adjective from or between other countries
  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

inter- (among, between, amid) + national (having to do with a nation). Reportedly coined in modern English by Jeremy Bentham

Examples

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