Definitions for interiorɪnˈtɪər i ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•te•ri•orɪnˈtɪər 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.

    Category: Government

  5. private or hidden.

  6. of the mind or soul; mental or spiritual:

    the interior life.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  7. (n.)the internal or inner part; space or regions within; inside.

  8. the inside of a building, apartment, or room.

    Category: Architecture

  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.

    Category: Government

  12. the inner or inward nature or character of anything.

Origin of interior:

1480–90; < L: further in


Princeton's WordNet

  1. inside, interior(noun)

    the region that is inside of something

  2. inside, interior(noun)

    the inner or enclosed surface of something

  3. Department of the Interior, Interior Department, Interior, DoI(adj)

    the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849

  4. interior(adj)

    situated within or suitable for inside a building

    "an interior scene"; "interior decoration"; "an interior bathroom without windows"

  5. home(a), interior(a), internal, national(adj)

    inside the country

    "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics"

  6. inner, interior, internal(adj)

    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.

  7. interior(adj)

    inside and toward a center

    "interior regions of the earth"

  8. interior, midland, upcountry(adj)

    of or coming from the middle of a region or country

    "upcountry districts"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. interior(adjective)ɪnˈtɪər i ər

    ≠ exterior

    an interior wall

  2. interior(noun)ɪnˈtɪər i ər

    ≠ the exterior

    The interior is beautifully decorated.

  3. interiorɪnˈtɪər i ər

    the inside part of a country or area

    away from the coast toward the interior


  1. interior(Noun)

    The inside of a building, container, cavern, or other enclosed structure.

  2. interior(Noun)

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

    Sir Richard Burton explored far into the African interior.

  3. interior(Noun)

    The set of all interior points of a set.

  4. interior(Adjective)

    having to do with the inner part of something

  5. interior(Adjective)

    having to do with the inland parts of a country far from the coasts

  6. Origin: From interior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interior(adj)

    being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; -- opposed to exterior, or superficial; as, the interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball

  2. Interior(adj)

    remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland; as, the interior parts of a region or country

  3. Interior(noun)

    that which is within; the internal or inner part of a thing; the inside

  4. Interior(noun)

    the inland part of a country, state, or kingdom


  1. Interior

    In mathematics, specifically in topology, the interior of a set S of points of a topological space consists of all points of S that do not belong to the boundary of S. A point that is in the interior of S is an interior point of S. Equivalently the interior of S is the complement of the closure of the complement of S. In this sense interior and closure are dual notions. The exterior of a set is the interior of its complement, equivalently the complement of its closure; it consists of the points that are in neither the set nor its boundary. The interior, boundary, and exterior of a subset together partition the whole space into three blocks. The interior and exterior are always open while the boundary is always closed. Sets with empty interior have been called boundary sets.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interior' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4775

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interior' in Nouns Frequency: #1711

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interior' in Adjectives Frequency: #829

Translations for interior

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the inside of a building etc

The interior of the house was very attractive.

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