Meaning of INTERIOR in English


I. (ˈ)in.|tirēə(r), ən.ˈt-, -tēr- adjective

Etymology: Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin, compar. of (assumed) Old Latin interus inward, on the inside; akin to Latin inter between, among — more at inter-

1. : being within the limiting surface or boundary

interior communication

: inside , inner — opposed to exterior

2. : remote from the surface, border, or shore : situated toward the center of a mass, area, or structure

interior recesses of the castle

: inland

interior lake

interior markets

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

interior meaning of a poem

4. : belonging to mental or spiritual life

interior monologue

: not bodily or worldly

Synonyms: see inner

II. noun

( -s )

1. : something that is within : the internal or inner part of a thing : inside

interior of a house

2. : the inland part (as of a country, state, kingdom)

deep into the interior of Australia

3. : the inner or spiritual nature : inner character

4. : the internal affairs of a state or nation

Department of the Interior

5. : a scene or view of the interior of a building

learned to draw interiors

6. : an indoor setting or scene in a play or motion picture

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