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Definitions of interior

  1. the federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
  2. inside the country; " the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; " the nation's internal politics"
  3. located inward; " Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle"- Leonard Bernstein; " she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it"- David Denby; " an internal sense of rightousness"- A. R. Gurney, Jr.
  4. the inner or enclosed surface of something
  5. the region that is inside of something
  6. situated within or suitable for inside a building; " an interior scene"; " interior decoration"; " an interior bathroom without windows"
  7. of or coming from the middle of a region or country; " upcountry districts"
  8. inside and toward a center; " interior regions of the earth"
  9. the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
  10. Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland; as, the interior parts of a region or country.
  11. That which is within; the internal or inner part of a thing; the inside.
  12. The inland part of a country, state, or kingdom.
  13. Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; - opposed to exterior, or superficial; as, the interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball.
  14. Inner; internal; far from the coast or frontier.
  15. The inside; the inland; home department of a government.
  16. Interiorly.
  17. Inner: internal: remote from the frontier or coast: inland.
  18. The inside of anything: the inland part of a country.
  19. Inner; internal.
  20. The inside; inward part.
  21. Internal; inland.
  22. The inside; inland region of a country.
  23. Inner; internal; remote from the frontier or shore; inland.
  24. The inside; the inland part of a country; the home department.
  25. Internal; inner; remote from the coast or frontier.
  26. The inside.

Usage examples for interior

  1. I visited an interior village to learn the truth in a report that the Christians had been driven from their homes. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  2. At the beginning of the year 1793, the interior of this quickly- built theatre was also destroyed by fire. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  3. But he was destined to puzzle his audience by his keen interest in something that was on the mantleshelf, his description of which seemed to relate to nothing this lady's recollection of Strides interior supplied. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  4. Not even the modern interior gave her pause. – A Knyght Ther Was by Robert F. Young
  5. He had resolved to manifest the main points of his interior life up to the present, and had concluded that I was the one to whom he would make these things known. – The Autobiography of St. Ignatius by Saint Ignatius Loyola
  6. I admit that, having placed half the interior of France in bags, the disposal of the same on arriving in the light of day presents difficulties. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  7. There are few finer sights than Calvi Bay when the heavens are clear and the great mountains of the interior tower above the bare coast- hills. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  8. It is impossible to discover what they do, for the interior of the cell is concealed by their bodies; but it is very easily ascertained that, in this attitude, they are doing nothing to the eggs. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  9. Our orders were to knock on each door and stand close so as to have a good view of the interior when it was opened. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  10. And, Jack-" she had reached the open door now, and was sweeping her eyes around the interior-" Oh! – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  11. The important thing is the interior. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  12. They had a full view of the interior, though it was a little dark, unless to the most modern taste. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  13. I asked him why he did not move into the interior of the town, and he said that he could not afford it. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  14. I should set fire to the interior at several points, and escape in the darkness of the night. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  15. I will not attempt to describe the interior of the 'Catalafina. – Foe-Farrell by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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