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in·te·ri·or

 (ĭn-tîr′ē-ər)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or located on the inside; inner.
2. 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).
3. Situated away from a coast or border; inland.
n.
1. The internal portion or area.
2. One's mental or spiritual life.
3. The inland part of a political or geographic entity.
4. The internal affairs of a country or nation.
5. A representation of the inside of a building or room, as in a photograph.

[Ultimately Latin, comparative adj. of inter, between; see en in Indo-European roots.]

in·te′ri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē, -ŏr′-) n.
in·te′ri·or·ly adv.

interior

(ɪnˈtɪərɪə)
n
1. a part, surface, or region that is inside or on the inside: the interior of Africa.
2. inner character or nature
3. (Film) a film or scene shot inside a building, studio, etc
4. (Art Terms) a picture of the inside of a room or building, as in a painting or stage design
5. (Building) the inside of a building or room, with respect to design and decoration
adj
6. of, situated on, or suitable for the inside; inner
7. coming or acting from within; internal
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or involving a nation's domestic affairs; internal
9. (esp of one's spiritual or mental life) secret or private; not observable
[C15: from Latin (adj), comparative of inter within]
inˈteriorly adv

Interior

(ɪnˈtɪərɪə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Interior (in titles) the domestic or internal affairs of any of certain countries: Department of the Interior.

in•te•ri•or

(ɪnˈtɪər i ər)

adj.
1. situated or being within or inside; internal; inner: an interior room of a house.
2. of or pertaining to that which is within: an interior view.
3. situated well inland from the coast or border.
4. domestic: interior trade.
5. private or hidden.
6. of the mind or soul; mental or spiritual: the interior life.
n.
7. the internal or inner part; space or regions within; inside.
8. the inside of a building, apartment, or room.
9. a pictorial representation of the inside of a room or building.
10. the inland parts of a region, country, etc.
11. the domestic affairs of a country as distinguished from its foreign affairs: the Department of the Interior.
12. the inner or inward nature or character of anything.
[1480–90; < Latin: further in]
in•te`ri•or′i•ty (-ˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-) n.
in•te′ri•or•ly, adv.

interior

internal
1. 'interior'

The interior of a building or vehicle is the inside part of it.

...the fire that destroyed the interior of the Savoy Theatre.
The car's interior was becoming stuffy.

Interior is often used as an adjective in front of a noun to refer to an inside part of a building or vehicle.

The interior walls were coated with green mould.
I put the interior light on and looked at her.
2. 'internal'

You do not usually use 'interior' to refer to the inside parts of other things. Instead you use internal.

A pig's internal organs match our own in size and weight.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.interior - the region that is inside of somethinginterior - the region that is inside of something
midland - the interior part of a country
midst, thick - the location of something surrounded by other things; "in the midst of the crowd"
penetralia - the innermost parts
region, part - the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"
2.interior - the inner or enclosed surface of something
belly - the hollow inside of something; "in the belly of the ship"
surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
3.interior - the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resourcesInterior - the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
FWS, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service - an agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats; assesses the environmental impact of pesticides and nuclear power site and hydroelectric dams and thermal pollution
National Park Service - an agency of the Interior Department responsible for the national parks
Adj.1.interior - situated within or suitable for inside a building; "an interior scene"; "interior decoration"; "an interior bathroom without windows"
indoor - located, suited for, or taking place within a building; "indoor activities for a rainy day"; "an indoor pool"
exterior - situated in or suitable for the outdoors or outside of a building; "an exterior scene"; "exterior grade plywood"; "exterior paints"
2.interior - inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"
domestic - of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"
3.interior - located inward; "Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein; "she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby; "an internal sense of rightousness"- A.R.Gurney,Jr.
inward - relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts; "a concern with inward reflections"
4.interior - inside and toward a center; "interior regions of the earth"
internal - happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface; "internal organs"; "internal mechanism of a toy"; "internal party maneuvering"
5.interior - of or coming from the middle of a region or countryinterior - of or coming from the middle of a region or country; "upcountry districts"
inland - situated away from an area's coast or border

interior

noun
1. inside, centre, heart, middle, contents, depths, core, belly, nucleus, bowels, bosom, innards (informal) The boat's interior badly needed painting.
2. (Geography) heartland, centre, hinterland, upcountry a 5-day hike into the interior
adjective
1. inside, internal, inner He turned on the interior light and examined the map.
inside outside, exterior, external, outer, outward
3. (Politics) domestic, home, national, civil, internal The French Interior Minister has intervened over the scandal.

interior

adjective
1. Located inside or farther in:
2. Of, relating to, or arising from one's mental or spiritual being:
Slang: gut.
Translations
المنطِقَه الداخليَّه للبلاددَاخِلٌداخِل البِنايَهداخِلي
interiérvnitřekvnitřnívnitrozemí
indreindvendigindland
sisussisä-sisämaasisäpuolisisätila
unutrašnjost
bel-belsőbelterületország belső része
innra borî, hiî innrainnri, innanverîuruppland
内側
내부
interjerasinterjero apdailainterjero apdailos specialistasšalies giluma
iekšējsiekšieneiekšpuseiekštelpu-iekšzemes-
notranjinotranjost
inredning
ภายใน
iç kısımiç kısım/tarafdahilî
nội thất

interior

[ɪnˈtɪərɪəʳ]
A. ADJ
1. (= inside) [door, wall, decor] → interior
2. (Geog) (= central) → interior
3. (Pol) (= domestic) [affairs] → interno; [minister, department] → del interior
4. (frm) (= inner) [life, world] → interior; [thoughts] → íntimo
B. N
1. (= inside) [of building, container, car] → interior m
2. (Geog) (= centre) the interiorel interior (of de)
3. (Pol) (in titles) Minister of the InteriorMinistro/a m/f del Interior
Ministry of the InteriorMinisterio m del Interior, Secretaría f de Gobernación (Mex)
C. CPD interior angle N (Math) → ángulo m interno
interior decoration Ninteriorismo m
interior decorator Ninteriorista mf
interior design Ninteriorismo m, decoración f de interiores
interior designer Ninteriorista mf
interior light N (in car) → luz f de dentro
interior sprung mattress Ncolchón m de muelles

interior

[ɪnˈtɪəriər]
n
(= inside part) → intérieur m
the boat's interior → l'intérieur du bateau
Flora picked up her handbag and felt into its interior → Flora ramassa son sac à main et en explora l'intérieur.
(= central part) [country, island] → intérieur m
The interior of the island consists largely of swamps → L'intérieur de l'île est constitué en grande partie de marécages. Ministry of the Interior
adjintérieur(e)interior decoration ndécoration f d'intérieurinterior decorator ndécorateur/trice m/f d'intérieurinterior design narchitecture f d'intérieurinterior designer narchitecte mf d'intérieurInterior Minister Minister of the Interior nministre mf de l'Intérieur
the French Interior Minister → le ministre de l'Intérieur français

interior

adj
(= inside)Innen-; interior wallInnenwand f; interior spaceInnenraum m; interior light (Aut) → Innenraumbeleuchtung f
(Pol) interior ministerInnenminister(in) m(f); interior ministryInnenministerium nt
the interior region(s) (of a country)das Landesinnere
n (of country)Innere(s) nt; (of house)Innenausstattung f, → Interieur nt (geh); (Phot) → Innenaufnahme f; deep in the interiortief im Landesinneren; Department of the Interior (US) → Innenministerium nt; the interior of the house has been newly decorateddas Haus ist innen neu gemacht

interior

:
interior angle
nInnenwinkel m
interior decoration
nInnenausstattung f; (= decor also)Interieur nt
interior decorator
nInnenausstatter(in) m(f)
interior design
interior designer
nInnenarchitekt(in) m(f)
interior monologue
interior-sprung
adjFederkern-; interior mattressFederkernmatratze f

interior

[ɪnˈtɪərɪəʳ]
1. adjinterno/a; (life, world, monologue) → interiore
2. ninterno; (of country) → entroterra m
Department of the Interior → Ministero degli Interni

interior

(inˈtiəriə) adjective
on, of etc, the inside of (something). the interior walls of a building.
noun
1. the inside of a building etc. The interior of the house was very attractive.
2. the part of a country away from the coast, borders etc. The explorers landed on the coast, and then travelled into the interior.
interior decoration
the art and process of designing, decorating, furnishing etc the insides of houses, offices etc.
interior decorator
a person who does interior decoration.

interior

دَاخِلٌ interiér indre Innere εσωτερικό interior sisus intérieur unutrašnjost interni 内側 내부 interieur indre wnętrze interior интерьер inredning ภายใน nội thất 内部

in·te·ri·or

a. interior.

interior

adj & n interior m
References in classic literature ?
Throwing himself into a suitable posture for the beast he represented, Hawkeye crawled to a little opening, where he might command a view of the interior.
It was a long, roomy, one-storied villa, with a not unpicturesque combination of deep veranda and trellis work, which relieved the flat monotony of the interior and the barrenness of the freshly- cleared ground.
As regards its interior life, a large, dim looking-glass used to hang in one of the rooms, and was fabled to contain within its depths all the shapes that had ever been reflected there,--the old Colonel himself, and his many descendants, some in the garb of antique babyhood, and others in the bloom of feminine beauty or manly prime, or saddened with the wrinkles of frosty age.
She saw her own face, glowing with girlish beauty, and illuminating all the interior of the dusky mirror in which she had been wont to gaze at it.
The Sunday stillness both of the approaches and of the interior, in which I met no one, fairly excited me with a sense of opportunity.
However, I picked myself up and hearing a loud voice within, pushed on and opened a second, interior door.
It does seem to me, that herein we see the rare virtue of a strong individual vitality, and the rare virtue of thick walls, and the rare virtue of interior spaciousness.
We would fain take that walk, never yet taken by us through this actual world, which is perfectly symbolical of the path which we love to travel in the interior and ideal world; and sometimes, no doubt, we find it difficult to choose our direction, because it does not yet exist distinctly in our idea.
It seems that in the neighborhood of the mountain Kotlugja, large bodies of water formed underneath, or within the glaciers (either on account of the interior heat of the earth, or from other causes), and at length acquired irresistible power, tore the glaciers from their mooring on the land, and swept them over every obstacle into the sea.
He had wandered to this remote region from his birthplace in the interior of the State of New York, to seek his fortune.
The interior, with its decorations of yellow, green, and white, was crowded, the air hot and breathless, the essays and songs and recitations precisely like all others that have been since the world began.
Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.

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