An example of an intern is a student teacher.
An example of an intern is an doctor who has just graduated from medical school.
An example of to intern is to stop a foreign person from returning to their home country.
- (of a state, especially a neutral state) To confine or hold (foreign military personnel who stray into the state's territory) within prescribed limits during wartime.The Swiss government interned the Italian soldiers who had strayed onto Swiss territory.
The US government interned thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
I'll be interning at Universal Studios this summer.
Other Word Forms
Origin of intern
- French interne from Latin internus internal internal
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition