interior[in tir′ē ər]
- The definition of interior is something or someone on the inside.
- An example of interior is an indoor dining room.
- An example of interior is land away from the Atlantic and Pacific ocean coasts.
- Interior is defined as inside or the inner parts.
An example of interior are the organs inside our bodies.
The interior of an office.
- situated within; on the inside; inner
- away from the coast, border, or frontier; inland
- of the internal, or domestic, affairs of a country
- of the inner nature of a person or thing; private, secret, etc.
Origin of interiorMiddle English ; from Middle French ; from Classical Latin comparative of inter, between: see inter-
- the interior part of anything; specif.,
- the inside of a room or building
- the inland part of a country or region
- the inner nature of a person or thing
- a picture, view, etc. of the inside of a room or building
- the internal, or domestic, affairs of a country: the U.S. Department of the Interior
- Of, relating to, or located on the inside; inner.
- Of or relating to one's mental or spiritual being: “She thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it” (David Denby).
- Situated away from a coast or border; inland.
- The internal portion or area.
- One's mental or spiritual life.
- The inland part of a political or geographic entity.
- The internal affairs of a country or nation.
- A representation of the inside of a building or room, as in a photograph.
Origin of interiorUltimately Latin, comparative adj. of inter, between; see en in Indo-European roots.
- Within any limits, enclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner.
- the interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball
- Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland.
- the interior parts of a region or country
From Latin interior (“inner, interior”).