What does interior mean?

Definitions for interior
ɪnˈtɪər i ərin·te·ri·or

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inside, interiornoun

    the region that is inside of something

  2. inside, interiornoun

    the inner or enclosed surface of something

  3. Department of the Interior, Interior Department, Interior, DoIadjective

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

  4. interioradjective

    situated within or suitable for inside a building

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

  5. home(a), interior(a), internal, nationaladjective

    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, internaladjective

    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. interioradjective

    inside and toward a center

    "interior regions of the earth"

  8. interior, midland, upcountryadjective

    of or coming from the middle of a region or country

    "upcountry districts"

Wiktionary

  1. interiornoun

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

    Etymology: From interior.

  2. interiornoun

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

    Sir Richard Burton explored far into the African interior.

    Etymology: From interior.

  3. interiornoun

    The set of all interior points of a set.

    Etymology: From interior.

  4. interioradjective

    having to do with the inner part of something

    Etymology: From interior.

  5. interioradjective

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

    Etymology: From interior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interioradjective

    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. Interioradjective

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

  3. Interiornoun

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

  4. Interiornoun

    the inland part of a country, state, or kingdom

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Interior

    in-tē′ri-ur, adj. inner: remote from the frontier or coast: inland.—n. the inside of anything: the inland part of a country.—n. Interior′ity.—adv. Intē′riorly. [L.,—comp. of interus, inward.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. interior

    A word of varied application; as, the interior flanking angle is formed by the curtain and line of defense. Interior radius is that part of an oblique radius extending from the centre of the polygon to the centre of the bastion. Interior side is the line of the curtain produced to the two oblique radii of the front, or a line drawn from the centre of one bastion to that of the next.

Editors Contribution

  1. interior

    A place within.

    The interior of the house was elegant, clean, neat, tidy and structured.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interior in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of interior in a Sentence

  1. Interior Department spokeswoman Molly Block:

    Like most( if not all) of us, the Secretary of Interior Department has a daily schedule that is subject to constant change, appointments that were expected get canceled, unexpected appointments arise and plans get interrupted by events. The department seeks to ensure that the public has access to the secretary's activities by posting online the various tools used to plan his day by different staff members.

  2. Massimo Improta:

    The Ministry of Interior raised the threat level after the Bataclan (theater) attack in Paris to two. Level two means there could potentially, even probably, be an attack, so all our activities correspond to that level two of security. That means tight control of all subway stations, railway stations and airports. Also, the use of the military for surveillance, to back up the police.

  3. Colin Marshall:

    We urge Western lawmakers at the state and Congressional level to ensure a timely and legitimate review process by the Department of the Interior.

  4. Joachim Saur:

    I was always brainstorming how we could use a telescope in other ways, is there a way you could use a telescope to look inside a planetary body? Then I thought, the aurorae! Because aurorae are controlled by the magnetic field, if you observe the aurorae in an appropriate way, you learn something about the magnetic field. If you know the magnetic field, then you know something about the moon's interior.

  5. Samantha Trumbo:

    We are confident that the sodium chloride is coming from the interior, but the extrapolation to the interior is chloride-dominated is less certain.

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