What does International mean?

Definitions for Internationalˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word International.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. International(adj)

    any of several international socialist organizations

  2. international(adj)

    concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations

    "international affairs"; "an international agreement"; "international waters"

  3. external, international, outside(a)(adj)

    from or between other countries

    "external commerce"; "international trade"; "developing nations need outside help"


  1. International(a.)

    Independent of national boundaries; common to all people; as, the atmosphere is an international resource; the international community of scholars.

  2. Origin: [Pref. inter- + national: cf. F. international.]


  1. international(Noun)

    Someone who has represented their country in a particularly sport.

    The United team includes five England internationals.

  2. international(Noun)

    A game or contest between two or more nations.

  3. international(Adjective)

    Of or having to do with more than one nation.

  4. international(Adjective)

    Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations.

  5. international(Adjective)

    Of or concerning the association called the International.

  6. international(Adjective)

    Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.

  7. international(Adjective)

    Foreign; of another country.

    an international student

  8. International(ProperNoun)

    International Airport, as the shortened form of an airport name.

  9. Origin: inter- (among, between, amid) + national (having to do with a nation). Reportedly coined in modern English by Jeremy Bentham

Webster Dictionary

  1. International(adj)

    between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations

  2. International(adj)

    of or concerning the association called the International

  3. International(noun)

    the International; an abbreviated from of the title of the International Workingmen's Association, the name of an association, formed in London in 1864, which has for object the promotion of the interests of the industrial classes of all nations

  4. International(noun)

    a member of the International Association

  5. Origin: [Pref. inter- + national: cf. F. international.]


  1. International

    International mostly means something involving more than a single country. The term international as a word means involvement of, interaction between or encompassing more than one nation, or generally beyond national boundaries. For example, international law, which is applied by more than one country and usually everywhere on Earth, and international language which is a language spoken by residents of more than one country. In American English, "International" is also commonly used as a euphemism for "foreign" or even "foreigner."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. International

    in-tėr-nash′un-al, adj. pertaining to the relations between nations.—n. a short-lived association formed in London in 1864 to unite the working classes of all countries in efforts for their economic emancipation.—adv. Internat′ionally.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'International' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #388

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'International' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1738

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'International' in Adjectives Frequency: #42


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of International in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of International in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Few people think more than two or three times a year I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.

  2. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.

  3. Jacob Kirkegaard:

    International Monetary Fund is gearing up for new clients in the emerging economies. International Monetary Fund is not best done by being soft on Greece. International Monetary Fund won't go to the( International Monetary Fund) board to approve participation in a third Greek bailout without something International Monetary Fund think is tough and credible.

  4. Robert Thomas:

    They have the capacity and the capability in international waters and international airspace anywhere on the globe. That's the important point, the decisions that are pending with regard to collective self-defense will clearly allow the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces to interact with, frankly, a lot of international partners, not just the US Seventh Fleet, in a more flexible fashion.

  5. Linus Pauling, No More War!:

    Science is the search for truth - it is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent, to do harm to others. We need to have the spirit of science in international affairs, to make the conduct of international affairs the effort to find t he right solution, the just solution of international problems, not the effort by each nation to get the better of other nations, to do harm to them when it is possible.

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