Definition of interior noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪnˈtɪəriə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtɪriər//
    Interior décor, Structures
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  1. 1  [countable, usually singular] the inside part of something the interior of a building/a car The original interior of the hotel has been replaced. opposite exterior See related entries: Interior décor, Structures
  2. 2the interior [singular] the central part of a country or continent that is a long way from the coast an expedition into the interior of Australia
  3. 3the Interior [singular] a country’s own affairs rather than those that involve other countries the Department/Minister of the Interior
  4. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Latin, ‘inner’, comparative adjective from inter ‘within’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: interior