interior

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See also: Interior and interiør

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin interior (inner, interior).

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Adjective[edit]

interior (not comparable)

  1. Within any limits, enclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner.
    the interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball
  2. Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland.
    the interior parts of a region or country

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Noun[edit]

interior (plural interiors)

  1. The inside of a building, container, cavern, or other enclosed structure.
    The gardens are just divine, but the interior of the house are even more splendid.
  2. The inside regions of a country, distanced from the borders or coasts.
    Sir Richard Burton explored far into the African interior.
  3. (mathematics, topology) The set of all interior points of a set.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin interior.

Noun[edit]

interior m (plural interiores)

  1. interior (the inside of an enclosed structure)
    Antonym: exterior

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin interior.

Adjective[edit]

interior (masculine and feminine plural interiors)

  1. interior, inner, internal
    Antonym: exterior

Noun[edit]

interior m (plural interiors)

  1. interior, inside
    Antonym: exterior

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin interior.

Adjective[edit]

interior m or f (plural interiores)

  1. inner, interior

Noun[edit]

interior m (plural interiores)

  1. interior

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the earlier *interus (whence also intrā), from the Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (inner, what is inside). Cognates include the Sanskrit अन्तर (ántara, interior) and the Ancient Greek ἔντερον (énteron, intestine, bowel).

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Adjective[edit]

interior (neuter interius, positive inter); third declension

  1. inner, interior
  2. nearer

Usage notes[edit]

Although this adjective is the comparative form of inter, there is no positive form. The word inter is an adverb and preposition, not an adjective.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension comparative adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative interior interius interiōrēs interiōra
Genitive interiōris interiōrum
Dative interiōrī interiōribus
Accusative interiōrem interius interiōrēs interiōra
Ablative interiōre interiōribus
Vocative interior interius interiōrēs interiōra

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin interior.

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Adjective[edit]

interior (plural interiores, comparable)

  1. inner; interior (located in the inside)
    Não comemos os olhos nem os órgãos interiores.
    We don’t eat the eyes nor the inner organs.

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Noun[edit]

interior m (plural interiores)

  1. interior; inside
    Tirei uma bola do interior da caixa.
    I took out a ball from interior the box.
  2. country; countryside; interior (regions outside major cities)
    Esses fazendeiros sempre moraram no interior.
    These farmers have always lived in the country.
    Synonym: campo

Usage notes[edit]

The sense of countryside is very subjective. People from the Brazilian state capitals tend to consider the rest of the state interior, people from smaller cities tend to consider only smaller towns interior, those from small villages tend to consider only places without any collective settlement interior, and so on.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French intérieur

Noun[edit]

interior n (plural interiori)

  1. interior

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin interior.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /inteˈɾjoɾ/, [ĩn̪.t̪eˈɾjoɾ]

Adjective[edit]

interior (plural interiores)

  1. inner, interior

Noun[edit]

interior m (plural interiores)

  1. interior
  2. (Venezuela, also used in the plural) male underwear, underpants

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