Definition of inter in English:

inter

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Place (a corpse) in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites:

    ‘he was interred with the military honours due to him’
    • ‘The body is usually interred on ancestral land or in the church cemetery.’
    • ‘On Tuesday his requiem Mass took place and following this he was interred in the family grave in the adjoining cemetery.’
    • ‘Because of the tropical climate, the bodies are interred within two days.’
    • ‘He said thereafter that Alban departed on the day Estelle was interred in the earth.’
    • ‘Her remains were interred in the family burial ground in Calvary Cemetery.’
    • ‘He asked to be buried there, and although he was initially interred in Spain after his death in 1506, his body was later moved to the island.’
    • ‘John's remains were interred on Sunday, July 21st and Kathleen was laid to rest the following day.’
    • ‘Mrs. Byrne's remains were interred in Milltown cemetery on Monday of last week.’
    • ‘After the funeral, Cpt Guy's body was interred in Skipton cemetery at a private ceremony.’
    • ‘His friends broke several laws by transporting Abbey's corpse without a permit, interring him illegally on federal land, and forging a death certificate.’
    • ‘Joseph, who is survived by his wife Ellen, three children, brothers and sister, will be interred in London.’
    • ‘Mrs. Conlan's remains were interred in Barrettstown cemetery on Friday morning.’
    • ‘The first to be interred there was Edward IV, who ordered work on building the chapel to be started in 1475.’
    • ‘He was interred in the adjoining cemetery following requiem mass.’
    • ‘Mona was interred in Baltinglass cemetery following a huge funeral in St Joseph's Church on Saturday.’
    • ‘And at far too young an age, they are now interred in that Ohio soil they once walked on.’
    • ‘Could they have religious reasons for not interring the bodies of their dead?’
    • ‘He will be interred next to his beloved wife in the cathedral's crypt.’
    • ‘His family cannot afford a burial place so he is interred in a borrowed tomb.’
    • ‘After the funeral services Mr Grier was interred in the local cemetery.’
    bury, lay to rest, consign to the grave, entomb, inurn
    earth up
    put six feet under, plant
    deep-six
    sepulchre, ensepulchre, inhume, inearth
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French enterrer, based on Latin in- into + terra earth.

Pronunciation:

inter

/ɪnˈtəː/