What does International mean?

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ˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nlInter·na·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Internationaladjective

    any of several international socialist organizations

  2. internationaladjective

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

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

  3. external, international, outside(a)adjective

    from or between other countries

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


  1. Internationaladjective

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


  1. internationalnoun

    Someone who has represented their country in a particularly sport.

    The United team includes five England internationals.

  2. internationalnoun

    A game or contest between two or more nations.

  3. internationaladjective

    Of or having to do with more than one nation.

  4. internationaladjective

    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. internationaladjective

    Of or concerning the association called the International.

  6. internationaladjective

    Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.

  7. internationaladjective

    Foreign; of another country.

    an international student

  8. Internationalnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Internationaladjective

    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. Internationaladjective

    of or concerning the association called the International

  3. Internationalnoun

    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. Internationalnoun

    a member of the International Association

  5. Etymology: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. international

    Of or relating to all countries of the world.

    International unity government is the way forward through the united nations to ensure uniformity of structure throughout the world and for all forms of local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government and european unity government to feed their data, facts, information, research and statistics on each facet of government through to the international unity government to ensure an organized, structured and systematic unity and achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - in essence a united world working together for the optimum health, human rights, right to life and shared prosperity of everyone on planet earth including animals

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

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

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  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

Examples of International in a Sentence

  1. Chiara Capraro:

    Despite the definitions of rape in the UK being compliant with international human rights standards, the Government has a duty to ensure access to justice for rape survivors is a reality.

  2. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    We must not forget that this was an incursion into the sovereign territory of Ukraine, Russia annexed Crimea illegally in international law, of course, reforms and steps are needed on the Ukrainian side as well. But we should never equate the two. Russia is the aggressor in this conflict.

  3. Jake Sullivan:

    What we're going to do is continue to rally support in the international community, and if it turns out that China refuses to live up to its international obligations, we will have to consider our responses at that point, and we will do so in concert with allies and partners.

  4. Sonny Mansson:

    Forcing SCA to close health facilities, hence denying people to receive medical treatment and health services, is an obvious violation of human rights and international humanitarian law.

  5. Novak Djokovic:

    We have different circumstances and measures (to other countries) so it's very difficult to think of international standards (regarding the pandemic), we've had better numbers compared to some other countries. Of course, lives have been lost and that's horrible to see, in the region and worldwide. But life goes on and we as athletes are looking forward to competing.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. commensal
    • B. currish
    • C. askant
    • D. tantamount

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