What does international mean?

Definitions for international
ˌɪn tərˈnæʃ ə nlin·ter·na·tion·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word international.

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?

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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. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga:

    Changing things now would damage Japan's international reputation.

  2. Robert F. Lauterborn:

    I’d developed the concept over time as a practitioner back in my General Electric and International Paper days, and I’d been teaching the 4C’s to my students at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill since I’d been appointed to the chair professorship in 1986 as well as expounding on it in executive education programs and consulting work I was doing in the U.S. and Europe during that same time. I was also writing a column for the leading trade magazine “Advertising Age” for a few years and I first wrote about the 4C’s for publication in one of those columns, sometime in the year 1990.

  3. George Stathakis:

    The privatization is progressing in accordance with the international tender, and, theoretically, it will be completed in March 2016.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    Most people go on living their everyday life half frightened, half indifferent, they behold the ghostly tragi-comedy that is being performed on the international stage before the eyes and ears of the world.

  5. Raquel Ayora:

    Bombing hospitals is a violation of international humanitarian law.

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