Definition of inter in English:


Syllabification: in·ter
Pronunciation: /inˈtər

verb (inters, interring, interred)

[with object] (usually be interred)
  • Place (a corpse) in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites: he was interred with the military honors due to him
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    • 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.


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

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