What does International mean?

Definitions for International
ˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nlIn·ter·na·tion·al

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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"

GCIDE

  1. International(a.)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. international(Noun)

    Someone who has represented their country in a particularly sport.

    The United team includes five England internationals.

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

  2. international(Noun)

    A game or contest between two or more nations.

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

  3. international(Adjective)

    Of or having to do with more than one nation.

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

  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.

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

  5. international(Adjective)

    Of or concerning the association called the International.

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

  6. international(Adjective)

    Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.

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

  7. international(Adjective)

    Foreign; of another country.

    an international student

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

  8. International(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. International(adj)

    of or concerning the association called the International

    Etymology: [Pref. inter- + national: cf. F. 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

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

  4. International(noun)

    a member of the International Association

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce International?

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How to say International in sign language?

  1. international

Numerology

  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. President Juan Manuel Santos:

    The cost of peace is minimal, we will not spend beyond what we can spend compared to our income and to our revenues because we want to maintain the confidence of the international markets.

  2. Pierre Peron:

    Very quickly the authorities asked for international support and offered logistical means - planes, helicopters, navy boats - to get humanitarian personnel and equipment to areas that are not currently easily accessible.

  3. Zhou Xiaochuan:

    As for how it will be similar to global funds, it is somewhat like the World Bank's IFC( International Finance Corp), the African Development Bank's mutual development fund and the China Africa Development Fund, what is different is that those funds are financed by a handful of investors instead of raising funds from the public.

  4. Cathy Feingold:

    As a major sponsor, we urge you to demand an independent FIFA Reform Commission to restore transparency and integrity to international football, and ensure that major sporting events uphold the highest possible human rights standards.

  5. Kevin Watkins:

    I would say not delivering on this pledge is about the highest mistake it's possible for the international community to make at this stage.

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