Meaning of INTERIOR in English


I. in-ˈtir-ē-ər adjective

Etymology: Middle French & Latin; Middle French interiore, from Latin, comparative of Old Latin * interus inward, on the inside; akin to Latin inter

Date: 15th century

1. : lying, occurring, or functioning within the limiting boundaries : inner

an interior point of a triangle

2. : belonging to mental or spiritual life

a simple interior piety

3. : belonging to the inner constitution or concealed nature of something

interior meaning of a poem

4. : lying away or remote from the border or shore

• in·te·ri·or·ly in-ˈtir-ē-ər-lē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1596

1. : the inner or spiritual nature : character

2. : the interior part (as of a country or island)

3. : the internal or inner part of a thing : inside

4. : the internal affairs of a state or nation

5. : a representation (as in a play or movie) of the interior of a building

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.