• Inter


    • UK IPA: /ɪnˈtɜː(ɹ)/
    • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)


    From Old French enterrer, from Vulgar Latin *interrāre ("to put in earth"), from - + terra("earth"). Cognates include Spanish/Portuguese/Galician/Catalan enterrar (“to inter, to bury”), Italian interrare (“to plant, to dig in”).

    Full definition of inter


    1. To bury in a grave.

    Usage notes

    The spellings intering (for interring) and intered (for interred) exist as well, but are much less common.

    Derived terms

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