Definition of inter in English:


Line breaks: inter
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtəː

verb (inters, interring, interred)

[with object]
Place (a corpse) in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites: he was interred with the military honours due to him
More example sentences
  • After the funeral, Cpt Guy's body was interred in Skipton cemetery at a private ceremony.
  • Could they have religious reasons for not interring the bodies of their dead?
  • Because of the tropical climate, the bodies are interred within two days.
bury, lay to rest, consign to the grave, entomb, inurn;
earth up
informal put six feet under, plant
North American informal deep-six


Middle English: from Old French enterrer, based on Latin in- 'into' + terra 'earth'.

Definition of inter in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily