Meaning of INTERIOR in English


— interiority /in tear'ee awr"i tee, -or"-/ , n. — interiorly , adv.

/in tear"ee euhr/ , adj.

1. being within; inside of anything; internal; inner; further toward a center: the interior rooms of a house.

2. of or pertaining to that which is within; inside: an interior view.

3. situated well inland from the coast or border: the interior towns of a country.

4. of or pertaining to the inland.

5. domestic: interior trade.

6. private or hidden; inner: interior negotiations of the council.

7. pertaining to the mind or soul; mental or spiritual: the interior life.


8. the internal or inner part; inside.

9. Archit.

a. the inside part of a building, considered as a whole from the point of view of artistic design or general effect, convenience, etc.

b. a single room or apartment so considered.

10. a pictorial representation of the inside of a room.

11. the inland parts of a region, country, etc.: the Alaskan interior.

12. the domestic affairs of a country as distinguished from its foreign affairs: the Department of the Interior.

13. the inner or inward nature or character of anything.

14. Math. the largest open set contained in a given set, as the points in a circle not including the boundary.

[ 1480-90; inter- inward + -ior comp. suffix; see EXTERIOR ]

Syn. 8. See inside .

Ant. 1, 8. exterior.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .