interior Definition

  • 1situated inside or further in; internal
  • 2of or relating to the inside of a building or vehicle
  • 3the inside part of something

Using interior: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "interior" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The interior walls need a fresh coat of paint.

  • Example

    The car's interior is spacious and comfortable.

  • Example

    The interior of the museum was beautifully designed.

  • Example

    The interior of the box was lined with velvet.

interior Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for interior

Idioms Using interior

  • a hidden reason or agenda behind someone's actions


    I think he has an interior motive for offering to help us.

  • interior decorating

    the act of furnishing and beautifying the inside of a house or building


    She has a talent for interior decorating and has helped many friends with their homes.

  • the spiritual or emotional life of an individual, often used in religious contexts


    He devoted himself to cultivating his interior life through prayer and meditation.

Phrases with interior

  • the art or process of designing the interior decoration of a room or building


    She studied interior design in college and now has her own business.

  • a government department responsible for internal affairs, such as law enforcement and domestic security


    The Interior Ministry is investigating the recent terrorist attack.

  • a literary technique that presents the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur


    The novel makes use of interior monologue to give readers insight into the protagonist's mind.

Origins of interior

from Latin 'interior', comparative form of 'inter', meaning 'between'


Summary: interior in Brief

The term 'interior' [ɪnˈtɪəriər] refers to the inside part of something, or something situated inside or further in. It can describe the inside of a building or vehicle, as in 'The car's interior is spacious and comfortable.' 'Interior' also extends into phrases like 'interior design,' and idioms like 'interior motive,' denoting hidden reasons or agendas.

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