verb (used with object), interred, interring.
to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury.
Obsolete. to put into the earth.
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “between,” “among,” “in the midst of,” “mutually,” “reciprocally,” “together,” “during” (intercept; interest); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (intercom; interdepartmental).
verb -ters, -terring, -terred
(transitive) to place (a body) in the earth; bury, esp with funeral rites
between or among: international
together, mutually, or reciprocally: interdependent, interchange
c.1300, from Old French enterer (11c.), from Medieval Latin interrare “put in the earth, bury,” from Latin in- “in” (see in- (2)) + terra “earth” (see terrain). Related: Interred; interring.
Latin inter (prep., adv.) “among, between, betwixt, in the midst of,” from PIE *enter “between, among” (cf. Sanskrit antar, Old Persian antar “among, between,” Greek entera (plural) “intestines,” Old Irish eter, Old Welsh ithr “among, between,” Gothic undar, Old English under “under”), a comparative of *en “in” (see in). Also in certain Latin phrases in English, such as inter alia “among other things.” A living prefix in English from 15c. Spelled entre- in French, most words borrowed into English in that form were re-spelled 16c. to conform with Latin except entertain, enterprise.
A prefix meaning “between” or “among,” as in interplanetary, located between planets.
[in-ter-uh-bang] /ɪnˈtɛr əˌbæŋ/ noun 1. . [in-ter-uh-bang] /ɪnˈtɛr əˌbæŋ/ noun 1. a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
/ˈɪntərˌæk/ noun 1. (Canadian) a system of electronic bank payments or withdrawals
[in-ter-as-uh-nuh s] /ˌɪn tərˈæs ə nəs/ adjective, Anatomy. 1. situated between the acini of a gland or lung.
[in-ter-akt] /ˌɪn tərˈækt/ verb (used without object) 1. to one upon another. /ˌɪntərˈækt/ verb 1. (intransitive) to act on or in close relation with each other v. “to act on each other,” 1805, from inter- + act (v.). Related: Interacted; interacting.