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Definition 1: the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849 - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for interior in the sense of this definition

(interior is a kind of ...) a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States

(interior is a part of ...) an agency in the Department of the Interior that conserves and protects fish and wildlife and their habitats; assesses the environmental impact of pesticides and nuclear power site and hydroelectric dams and thermal pollution

(interior is a part of ...) an agency of the Interior Department responsible for the national parks

Definition 2: the inner or enclosed surface of something - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for interior in the sense of this definition

(interior is a kind of ...) the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object

"they skimmed over the surface of the water" "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface" "the sun has no distinct surface"

(... is a kind of interior ) the hollow inside of something

"in the belly of the ship"

Definition 3: the region that is inside of something - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for interior in the sense of this definition

(interior is a kind of ...) the extended spatial location of something

"the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

(... is a kind of interior ) the interior part of a country

(... is a kind of interior ) the location of something surrounded by other things

"in the midst of the crowd"

(... is a kind of interior ) the innermost parts

Definition 4: situated within or suitable for inside a building - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where interior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an interior scene
  • interior decoration
  • an interior bathroom without windows

(interior is similar to ...) within doors

"an indoor setting"

(interior is similar to ...) being or applying to the inside of a building

"an inside wall"

(means also ...) located, suited for, or taking place within a building

"indoor activities for a rainy day" "an indoor pool"

(... are attributes of interior) the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated

"the position of the hands on the clock" "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"

Definition 5: inside the country - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where interior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior
  • the nation's internal politics

Synonyms for interior in the sense of this definition

(interior is similar to ...) of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation

"domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"

Definition 6: of or coming from the middle of a region or country - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where interior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • upcountry districts

Synonyms for interior in the sense of this definition

(interior is similar to ...) situated away from an area's coast or border

Definition 7: inside and toward a center - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where interior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • interior regions of the earth

(interior is similar to ...) happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface

"internal organs" "internal mechanism of a toy" "internal party maneuvering"

Definition 8: located inward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where interior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Beethoven's manuscript looks like a bloody record of a tremendous inner battle
  • she thinks she has no soul, no interior life, but the truth is that she has no access to it
  • an internal sense of rightousness

Synonyms for interior in the sense of this definition

(interior is similar to ...) relating to or existing in the mind or thoughts

"a concern with inward reflections"

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