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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.

    Etymology: [F. interne. See Intern, a.]

  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.

    Etymology: [F.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Internadjective


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

  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

    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. Jeff Sessions:

    Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger has a strong record that any prosecutor would be proud of, justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger rose through the ranks in the Eastern District of Virginia, from summer intern to Assistant United States Attorney who made a name for Justice Department official Zachary Terwilliger successfully prosecuting MS-13 members, Bloods members, and firearm offenders and putting them behind bars.

  2. United States:

    For Asian immigrants, the racial argument at the time was that' It didn't matter whether one were born in the United States or not, Asians as a race, are unassimilable. They are diametrically opposite from us Americans,' that was the argument that was used to intern Japanese citizens. It was the denial of citizenship in favor of race :' The ability to become American, the ability to assimilate, they just didn't have it.'.

  3. Melody Loveless:

    Matthew Palermo, an intern at Tech Kids Unlimited, told Fox News. Some experts say people with ASD may gravitate towards technology because of its predictability. We have a set of expectations of what happens when we click on this, right ? When I click on start, the menu should pop, when I X it out its going to do this. And life is not like that, life is just confusing and technology is predictable and so that can maybe help build confidence, give them more agency to maybe try things that they have n’t tried before in a safe technological space versus the outside world.

  4. Darren Soto:

    She was just an intern, i found it offensive that she was fired for her political beliefs.

  5. John McCrostie:

    Common sense and basic morality dictate that an elected representative should not entertain a relationship with a student intern, regardless of who initiated the relationship.

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

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