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Webster 1913 Edition


Intern

In-tern′

,
Adj.
[L.
internus
: cf. F.
interne
. See
Internal
.]
Internal.
[Obs.]
Howell.

In-tern′

,
Verb.
T.
[F.
interne
. See
Intern
,
Adj.
]
1.
To put for safe keeping in the interior of a place or country; to confine to one locality;
as, to
intern
troops which have fled for refuge to a neutral country
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Intern

INTERN'

,
Adj.
Internal. [Not much used.]

Definition 2022


intern

intern

English

Alternative forms

Noun

intern (plural interns)

  1. A person who is interned, forceably or voluntarily.

Pronunciation

Verb

intern (third-person singular simple present interns, present participle interning, simple past and past participle interned)

  1. (transitive) To imprison somebody, usually without trial.
    The US government interned thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
    1. (of a state, especially a neutral state) To confine or hold (foreign military personnel who stray into the state's territory) within prescribed limits during wartime.
      The Swiss government interned the Italian soldiers who had strayed onto Swiss territory.
  2. (transitive, computing) To internalize.
Derived terms
Translations

Adjective

intern (comparative more intern, superlative most intern)

  1. (archaic) Internal.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Howell to this entry?)

Etymology 2

From French interne 'inner, internal', from Latin internus "within, internal", from inter "between"; compare etymology 1

Pronunciation

Noun

intern (plural interns)

  1. A student or recent graduate who works in order to gain experience in their chosen field
  2. A medical student or recent graduate working in a hospital as a final part of medical training
Derived terms
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Translations

Verb

intern (third-person singular simple present interns, present participle interning, simple past and past participle interned)

  1. (intransitive) To work as an intern. Usually with little or no pay or other legal prerogatives of employment, for the purpose of furthering a program of education.
    I'll be interning at Universal Studios this summer.

Anagrams


Catalan

Adjective

intern m (feminine interna, masculine plural interns, feminine plural internes)

  1. internal

Danish

Adjective

intern (neuter internt, e-form interne)

  1. internal

Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

From French interne (inner, internal), or directly from Latin internus (within, internal), from inter (between).

Adjective

intern (comparative interner, superlative internst)

  1. internal, inside of something, of the body etc.

Inflection

Inflection of intern
uninflected intern
inflected interne
comparative interner
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial intern interner het internst
het internste
indefinite m./f. sing. interne internere internste
n. sing. intern interner internste
plural interne internere internste
definite interne internere internste
partitive interns interners

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German

Adjective

intern

  1. internal

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin internus

Pronunciation

Adjective

intern (neuter singular internt, definite singular and plural interne)

  1. internal

Antonyms


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin internus

Adjective

intern (neuter singular internt, definite singular and plural interne)

  1. internal

Antonyms


Romanian

Etymology

French interne, Latin internus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [inˈtern]

Adjective

intern m, n (feminine singular internă, masculine plural interni, feminine and neuter plural interne)

  1. internal

Declension

Antonyms


Swedish

Etymology

From Latin internus.

Adjective

intern (not comparable)

  1. internal, something of no relevance for outsiders

Declension

Inflection of intern
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular intern
Neuter singular internt
Plural interna
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 interne
All interna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Antonyms

Noun

intern c

  1. a prisoner, an inmate

Declension

Inflection of intern 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative intern internen interner internerna
Genitive interns internens interners internernas

Synonyms

  • fånge
  • fängelsekund
  • intagen

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