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verb (used with object), in·terred, in·ter·ring.

to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.

to put into the earth.

to forget or remove from consideration; abandon: Your dreams may be interred by social expectations and the demands of maturity.



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Origin of inter

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English enteren, from Middle French enterrer, probably from unattested Vulgar Latin interrāre, derivative of terra “earth”; see in-2


re·in·ter, verb (used with object), re·in·terred, re·in·ter·ring.


enter, inter

Other definitions for inter (2 of 3)

a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “between,” “among,” “in the midst of,” “mutually,” “reciprocally,” “together,” “during” (intercept; interest); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (intercom; interdepartmental).

Origin of inter-

Middle English <Latin (in some words replacing Middle English entre-<Middle French <Latin inter-), combining form of inter (preposition and adv.); see interior


inter- , intra-

Other definitions for inter (3 of 3)




interrogative. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use inter in a sentence

  • The bodies are then interred inside thermoplastic boxes that are made to last a century without allowing fluids to seep into the ground, according to the group’s lawsuit.

  • In a 2018 modeling study, he threw 100 simulated microbes together and found that stable ecosystems formed regardless of the specifics of inter-microbial interactions.

  • While inter-regional travel has been greenlighted throughout the Schengen Area, cross-border trips still represent just 15% of Airbnb’s bookings.

  • Yadav is one among the nearly 100 million inter-state migrants in India, many of whom have similar stories.

  • He’s an economist who won a Nobel Prize years ago for his “analysis of inter-temporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy.”

  • Over time with inter-marriage, these distinctions will become even less important.

  • By early evening on Tuesday, the inter-city transportation system of shared taxis was shut down.

  • It languishes on what is known as the gray list overseen by the Financial Action Task Force, an inter-governmental body.

  • Previous fatwas on the issue of Internet chats have not gone so far as to declare an all-out ban on inter-gender chatting.

  • This means that the camera has to be static and I have to include some explanatory inter-titles.

  • Et cert diu inter hos populos tant auctoritatis Sagamus n fuit.

  • He believed in the value of viva voce discussion, and discouraged all unnecessary inter-departmental correspondence.

  • As soon as the door had closed, Jack Carlson bounded back to his desk, touched a button on an inter-office communications box.

  • Erat autem is splendissimo candore inter flammas circus elucens, quem vos, ut a Graiis accepistis, orbem lacteum nuncupatis.

  • I circles round an gits behin dem an goes inter de back uv de-house.

British Dictionary definitions for inter (1 of 3)

verb -ters, -terring or -terred

(tr) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites

Word Origin for inter

C14: from Old French enterrer, from Latin in- ² + terra earth

British Dictionary definitions for inter (2 of 3)


between or amonginternational

together, mutually, or reciprocallyinterdependent; interchange

Word Origin for inter-

from Latin

British Dictionary definitions for inter (3 of 3)

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Medical definitions for inter


Between; among:interdental.

In the midst of; within:interoceptor.

The American Heritage® Stedmans Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for inter

A prefix meaning “between” or “among,” as in interplanetary, located between planets.

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