[in-tur-prit] /ɪnˈtɜr prɪt/
verb (used with object)
to give or provide the meaning of; explain; explicate; elucidate:
to interpret the hidden meaning of a parable.
to construe or understand in a particular way:
to interpret a reply as favorable.
to bring out the meaning of (a dramatic work, music, etc.) by performance or execution.
to perform or render (a song, role in a play, etc.) according to one’s own understanding or sensitivity:
The actor interpreted Lear as a weak, pitiful old man.
to translate orally.
See also (def 3).
verb (used without object)
to translate what is said in a foreign language.
to explain something; give an explanation.
(transitive) to clarify or explain the meaning of; elucidate
(transitive) to construe the significance or intention of: to interpret a smile as an invitation
(transitive) to convey or represent the spirit or meaning of (a poem, song, etc) in performance
(intransitive) to act as an interpreter; translate orally
late 14c., from Old French interpreter (13c.) and directly from Latin interpretari “explain, expound, understand,” from interpres “agent, translator,” from inter- (see inter-) + second element of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Sanskrit prath- “to spread abroad,” PIE *per- (5) “to traffic in, sell” (see pornography). Related: Interpreted; interpreting.
- Interpreted language
interpreted language (ĭn-tûr’prĭ-tĭd) See under programming language.
[in-tur-pri-ter] /ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tər/ noun 1. a person who interprets. 2. a person who provides an oral translation between speakers who speak different languages. 3. Computers. /ɪnˈtɜːprɪtə/ noun 1. a person who translates orally from one language into another 2. a person who interprets the work of others 3. (computing) n. “one who translates spoken […]
[in-tur-pri-tiv] /ɪnˈtɜr prɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. serving to ; explanatory. 2. deduced by . 3. made because of : an interpretive distortion of language. 4. of or relating to those arts that require an intermediary, as a performer, for realization, as in music or theater. 5. offering , explanations, or guidance, as through lectures, brochures, […]
- Interpretive centre
noun 1. (at a place of interest, such as a country park, historical site, etc) a building or group of buildings that provides interpretation of the place of interest through a variety of media, such as video displays and exhibitions of material, and, often, includes facilities such as refreshment rooms and gift shops Also called […]