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Definitions for intern
ˈɪn tɜrnin·tern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intern, interne, houseman, medical internverb

    an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)

  2. internverb

    deprive of freedom

    "During WW II, Japanese were interned in camps in the West"

  3. internverb

    work as an intern

    "The young doctor is interning at the Medical Center this year"


  1. Internverb

    To hold until the end of a war, as enemy citizens in a country at the time of outbreak of hostilities; -- an action performed by countries.

  2. internnoun

    A person working as an apprentice to gain experience in an occupation; sometimes the position is paid a salary, and other times it is not; as, a white house intern; an intern in a law firm.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Internadjective

    Inward; intestine; not foreign.

    Etymology: interne, French; internus, Latin.

    The midland towns are most flourishing, which shews that her riches are intern and domestick. James Howell.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Internadjective


  2. Internadjective

    to put for safe keeping in the interior of a place or country; to confine to one locality; as, to intern troops which have fled for refuge to a neutral country

  3. Etymology: [L. internus: cf. F. interne. See Internal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Intern

    in-tėrn′, adj. internal.—n. an inmate of a school, an assistant surgeon or physician in a hospital.—Also Interne′.

  2. Intern

    in-tėrn′, v.t. to send into the interior of a country: to immure in an interior locality without permission to leave the district.—n. Intern′ment, state of being confined in the interior of a country. [Fr. interner. See Internal.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of intern in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of intern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of intern in a Sentence

  1. Derasha Merrett:

    She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful person, i have cried so much, I cant cry anymore. She leaves behind a newborn and older daughter. Oglesby aspired to work with children. We grew up as cousins,Merrett said. We grew up in the same church, on the same drill team. She works at my kids daycare. We all grew up in this little town. Were all family. Were all hurting behind this. Derrick Fudge, 57 TheSpringfield, Ohio resident was out with family members when he was killed, a sister of one of the shooting victims told the Daily News. Derrick Fudge (Facebook ) They were all just down there enjoying themselves and had stepped out of, I think, one of the clubs and were in a line to get some food, saidTwyla Southall. Logan Turner, 30 Logan Turner has just celebrated his birthday on Tuesday and was out with friends Sunday morning, his mother told the Daily News. He obtained an engineering degree from theUniversity of Toledo and worked as a machinist in Springboro, Danita Turner said. He was very generous and loving and the worlds best son, she said. Everyone loved Logan. He was a happy go lucky guy. Springboro High School guidance counselor and coachRyan Wilhite posted a photo of Turner playing football. Heart is broken,he wrote. Such a great young man lost too soon. Praying for comfort and healing for his family and all of his teammates who loved him so much. Rest easy 78. Nicholas Cumer, 25 Nicholas Cumer was a graduate student at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania who was workingas an intern at a Dayton facility for people battling cancer.

  2. Maxim Behar:

    Knowing social media to the tiniest detail is an absolute must for every single PR expert - from the CEO of the large PR corporation to the regular assistant or intern who sits behind a desk and does something on behalf of a client.

  3. Mark Takano:

    ( Donald Trump) showed very shallow knowledge of history by suggesting that maybe it was a correct thing to do to intern Japanese-Americans, the anti-refugee rhetoric that he has described on the campaign and has continued to use in his presidency made it clear to me that he has a set a tone in this country of intolerance.

  4. Meghan McCain:

    When I interned at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ do you think I got that internship just because I was like, the best intern? No, my dad is friends with Lorne Michaels. There are a lot of doors that have been opened for me. There's a lot of people that will want to talk to me because my last name is McCain.

  5. Jenny Kern:

    [ He ] incrementally asked me to take my clothes off, he started saying things, improvising as this detective character : ‘ I can see your t -- s, ’ ‘ I can see you shave your p --- y. ’ He did it until I finally cried. Aspiring actress Jacqueline Mueller, who served as an intern in 2008 at Henry’s casting office Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer. Jacqueline Mueller shared a similar experience with The Hollywood Reporter.

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  • المتدربArabic
  • internieren, Praktikant, PraktikantinGerman
  • staĝantoEsperanto
  • [[persona]] [[en]] [[prácticas]], interno, practicante, pasanteSpanish
  • työharjoitella, internoida, työharjoittelija, harjoittelija, amanuenssi, hoitoharjoittelija, harjoitellaFinnish
  • interner, interne, stagiaire, [[interne]] ([[des hôpitaux]])French
  • imtheorannaighIrish
  • internare, interno, stagistaItalian
  • 拘留, インターン, 抑留, 実習生, [[インターン]][[として]][[働く]]Japanese
  • intern, internerenDutch
  • praktikantNorwegian
  • estagiária, estagiárioPortuguese
  • интерн, стажёрка, стажёр, [[проходить]] [[практика, практикантка, практикант, [[пройти]] [[практикаRussian
  • interneraSwedish

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. ectomorphic
    • B. elusive
    • C. foreordained
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