Definition of inter in English:



  • Place (a corpse) in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites.

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