in·te·ri·or /ɪnˈtɪrɪɚ/ 形容詞
1. 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.
2. Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland; as, the interior parts of a region or country.
Interior angle Geom., an angle formed between two sides, within any rectilinear figure, as a polygon, or between two parallel lines by these lines and another intersecting them; -- called also internal angle.
Interior planets Astron., those planets within the orbit of the earth.
Interior screw, a screw cut on an interior surface, as in a nut; a female screw.
Syn: -- Internal; inside; inner; inland; inward.
1. That which is within; the internal or inner part of a thing; the inside.
2. The inland part of a country, state, or kingdom.
Department of the Interior, that department of the government of the United States which has charge of pensions, patents, public lands and surveys, the Indians, education, etc.; that department of the government of a country which is specially charged with the internal affairs of that country; the home department.
Secretary of the Interior, the cabinet officer who, in the United States, is at the head of the Department of the Interior.
adj 1: situated within or suitable for inside a building; "an
interior scene"; "interior decoration"; "an interior
bathroom without windows" [ant: exterior]
2: inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader
responsibilities than the United States Department of the
Interior"; "the nation's internal politics" [syn: home(a),
interior(a), internal, national]
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. [syn: inner,
4: inside and toward a center; "interior regions of the earth"
5: of or coming from the middle of a region or country;
"upcountry districts" [syn: midland, upcountry]
n 1: the region that is inside of something [syn: inside] [ant:
2: the inner or enclosed surface of something [syn: inside]
3: the United States federal department charged with
conservation and the development of natural resources;
created in 1849 [syn: Department of the Interior, Interior