Meaning of INTERIOR in English

INTERIOR

(~s)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

The ~ of something is the inside part of it.

The boat’s ~ badly needed painting.

N-COUNT: oft with poss

2.

You use ~ to describe something that is inside a building or vehicle.

The ~ walls were painted green...

ADJ: ADJ n

3.

The ~ of a country or continent is the central area of it.

The Yangzi river would give access to much of China’s ~.

N-SING: oft the N, oft with poss

4.

A country’s ~ minister, ministry, or department deals with affairs within that country, such as law and order.

The French Interior Minister has intervened in a scandal over the role of a secret police force.

ADJ: ADJ n

5.

A country’s minister or ministry of the ~ deals with affairs within that country, such as law and order.

An official from the Ministry of the Interior said six people had died.

N-SING

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