- Inter is defined as between, among or within.
An example of the usage of inter is in the word "interstate," which means a road that connects multiple states to each other.
- Inter is defined as to bury a body in a grave or tomb.
An example of inter is to bury a family member in a grave.
transitive verb-·terred′, -·ter′ring
Origin of interMiddle English enteren from Old French enterrer from Vulgar Latin an unverified form interrare, to put in the earth from Classical Latin in, in + terra, earth: see thrust
- between or among: the second element of the compound is singular in form: interstate
- with or on each other (or one another), together, mutual, reciprocal, mutually, reciprocally: interact
Origin of inter-Classical Latin from inter, between, among from Indo-European an unverified form enter, an unverified form ?ter (compar. of base an unverified form en, in) from source Old French entre-, Sanskrit antár, within, Old English under, German unter, among, Classical Greek enteron, intestine
transitive verbin·terred, in·ter·ring, in·ters
Origin of interMiddle English enteren from Old French enterrer from Medieval Latin interrāre Latin in- in ; see in- 2. Latin terra earth ; see ters- in Indo-European roots.
- Between; among: international.
- In the midst of; within: intertropical.
- Mutual; mutually: interrelate.
- Reciprocal; reciprocally: intermingle.
Origin of inter-Middle English entre-, inter- from Old French entre- from Latin inter- from inter ; see en in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present inters, present participle interring, simple past and past participle interred)
- To bury in a grave.
From Old French enterrer, from Vulgar Latin *interrāre (“to put in earth”), from in- + terra (“earth”). Cognates include Spanish/Portuguese/Galician/Catalan enterrar (“to inter, to bury”), Italian interrare (“to plant, to dig in”).