Interior meaning

ĭn-tîrē-ər
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Interior is defined as inside or the inner parts.

An example of interior are the organs inside our bodies.

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Situated within; on the inside; inner.
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Of, relating to, or located on the inside; inner.
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The internal portion or area.
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A representation of the inside of a building or room, as in a photograph.
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Away from the coast, border, or frontier; inland.
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Of the inner nature of a person or thing; private, secret, etc.
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A picture, view, etc. of the inside of a room or building.
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The inside of a building, container, cavern, or other enclosed structure.
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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.

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Situated away from a coast or border; inland.
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One's mental or spiritual life.
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Within any limits, enclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner.

The interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball.

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The internal affairs of a country or nation.
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Of the internal, or domestic, affairs of a country.
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The interior part of anything.
  • The inside of a room or building.
  • The inland part of a country or region.
  • The inner nature of a person or thing.
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The internal, or domestic, affairs of a country.

The U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland.

The interior parts of a region or country.

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The inside regions of a country, distanced from the borders or coasts.

Sir Richard Burton explored far into the African interior.

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(mathematics, topology) The set of all interior points of a set.
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Of or relating to one's mental or spiritual being.
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The inland part of a political or geographic entity.
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Origin of interior

  • Ultimately Latin comparative adj. of inter between en in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin interior (“inner, interior”).

    From Wiktionary