Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Interfretted adjective (Her.) Interlaced; linked together; -- said of charges or bearings. See Fretted .

Interfulgent adjective [ Latin interfulgens , present participle See Inter- , and Fulgent .] Shining between.

Interfuse transitive verb [ Latin interfusus , past participle of interfundere to pour between; inter between + fundere to pour. See Fuse to melt.]


1. To pour or spread between or among; to diffuse; to scatter.

The ambient air, wide interfused ,
Embracing round this florid earth.
Milton.

2. To spread through; to permeate; to pervade. [ R.]

Keats, in whom the moral seems to have so perfectly interfused the physical man, that you might almost say he could feel sorrow with his hands.
Lowell.

3. To mix up together; to associate. H. Spencer.

Interfusion noun [ Latin interfusio .] The act of interfusing, or the state of being interfused. Coleridge.

Interganglionic adjective (Anat.) Between and uniting the nervous ganglions; as, interganglionic cords.

Interglobular adjective (Anat.) Between globules; -- applied esp. to certain small spaces, surrounded by minute globules, in dentine.

Intergrave transitive verb [ imperfect Intergraved ; past participle Intergraved or Intergraven ; present participle & verbal noun Intergraving .] To grave or carve between; to engrave in the alternate sections.

The work itself of the bases, was intergraven .
3 Kings vii. 28 (Douay version. )

Interhemal, Interhæmal adjective (Anat.) Between the hemal arches or hemal spines. -- noun An interhemal spine or cartilage.

Interhyal adjective [ Inter- + the Greek letter ....] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a segment sometimes present at the proximal end of the hyoidean arch. -- noun An interhyal ligament or cartilage.

Interim noun [ Latin , from inter between + im , an old accusative of is he, this, that.]


1. The meantime; time intervening; interval between events, etc.

All the interim is
Like a phantasms, or a hideous dream.
Shak.

2. (Hist.) A name given to each of three compromises made by the emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics.

Interior adjective [ Latin , compar. from inter between: confer French intérieur . See Inter- , and confer Intimate .]


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.

Interior noun
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.

Interiority noun State of being interior.

Interiorly adverb Internally; inwardly.

Interjacence, Interjacency noun [ See Interjacent .] The state of being between; a coming or lying between or among; intervention; also, that which lies between.

England and Scotland is divided only by the interjacency of the Tweed.
Sir M. Hale.

Interjacent adjective [ Latin interjacens , -entis , present participle of interjacere to lie between; inter between + jac...re to lie.] Lying or being between or among; intervening; as, interjacent isles. Sir W. Raleigh.

Interjaculate transitive verb To ejaculate parenthetically. [ R.] Thackeray.

Interjangle intransitive verb To make a dissonant, discordant noise one with another; to talk or chatter noisily. [ R.] Daniel.

Interject transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Interjected ; present participle & verbal noun Interjecting .] [ Latin interjectus , past participle of interjicere to interject; inter between + jac...re to throw. See Jet a shooting forth.] To throw in between; to insert; to interpose. Sir H. Wotton.

Interject intransitive verb To throw one's self between or among; to come between; to interpose. Sir G. Buck.

Interjection noun [ Latin interjectio : confer French interjection . See Interject .]


1. The act of interjecting or throwing between; also, that which is interjected.

The interjection of laughing.
Bacon.

2. (Gram.) A word or form of speech thrown in to express emotion or feeling, as O ! Alas ! Ha ha ! Begone ! etc. Compare Exclamation .

An interjection implies a meaning which it would require a whole grammatical sentence to expound, and it may be regarded as the rudiment of such a sentence. But it is a confusion of thought to rank it among the parts of speech.
Earle.

How now! interjections ? Why, then, some be of laughing, as, ah, ha, he!
Shak.

Interjectional adjective
1. Thrown in between other words or phrases; parenthetical; ejaculatory; as, an interjectional remark.

2. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an interjection; consisting of natural and spontaneous exclamations.

Certain of the natural accompaniments of interjectional speech, such as gestures, grimaces, and gesticulations, are restrained by civilization.
Earle.

Interjectionalize transitive verb To convert into, or to use as, an interjection. Earle.

Interjectionally adverb In an interjectional manner. G. Eliot.

Interjectionary adjective Interjectional.

Interjoin transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Interjoined ; present participle & verbal noun Interjoining .] [ Prefix inter + join .] To join mutually; to unite. [ R.] Shak.

Interjoist noun (Carp.)
1. The space or interval between two joists. Gwilt.

2. A middle joist or crossbeam. De Colange.

Interjunction noun [ Latin interjunctus , past participle of interjungere to join together. See Inter- , and Join , and confer Interjoin .] A mutual joining. [ R.]

Interknit transitive verb To knit together; to unite closely; to intertwine.

Interknow transitive verb To know mutually. [ Obsolete]

Interknowledge noun Mutual knowledge or acquaintance. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Interlace transitive verb & i. [ imperfect & past participle Interlaced ; present participle & verbal noun Interlacing .] [ Middle English entrelacen , French entrelacer . See Inter- , and Lace .] To unite, as by lacing together; to insert or interpose one thing within another; to intertwine; to interweave.

Severed into stripes
That interlaced each other.
Cowper.

The epic way is everywhere interlaced with dialogue.
Dryden.

Interlacing arches (Architecture) , arches, usually circular, so constructed that their archivolts intersect and seem to be interlaced.

Interlacement noun [ Confer French entrelacement .] The act of interlacing, or the state of being interlaced; also, that which is interlaced.

Interlamellar, Interlaminar adjective (Anat.) Between lammellæ or laminæ; as, interlamellar spaces.

Interlaminated adjective Placed between, or containing, laminæ or plates.

Interlamination noun The state of being interlaminated.

Interlapse noun [ Prefix inter- + lapse : confer Latin interlabi , interlapsus , to fall, slide, or flow, between.] The lapse or interval of time between two events. [ R.] Harvey.

Interlard transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Interlarded ; present participle & verbal noun Interlarding .] [ French entrelarder . See Inter- , and Lard .]


1. To place lard or bacon amongst; to mix, as fat meat with lean. [ Obsolete]

Whose grain doth rise in flakes, with fatness interlarded .
Drayton.

2. Hence: To insert between; to mix or mingle; especially, to introduce that which is foreign or irrelevant; as, to interlard a conversation with oaths or allusions.

The English laws . . . [ were] mingled and interlarded with many particular laws of their own.
Sir M. Hale.

They interlard their native drinks with choice
Of strongest brandy.
J. Philips.

Interlay transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Interlaid ; present participle & verbal noun Interlaying .] To lay or place among or between. Daniel.

Interleaf noun ; plural Interleaves . [ See Interleave .] A leaf inserted between other leaves; a blank leaf inserted, as in a book.

Interleave transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Interleaved ; present participle & verbal noun Interleaving .] [ Prefix inter- + leaf .] To insert a leaf or leaves in; to bind with blank leaves inserted between the others; as, to interleave a book.

Interlibel transitive verb To libel mutually.

Interline transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Interlined ; present participle & verbal noun Interlining .] [ Prefix inter- + line : confer Late Latin interlineare , French interlinéer , Old French entreligner .]


1. To write or insert between lines already written or printed, as for correction or addition; to write or print something between the lines of; as, to interline a page or a book. Swift.

2. To arrange in alternate lines; as, to interline Latin and English. Locke.

3. To mark or imprint with lines.

A crooked wrinkle interlines my brow.
Marlowe.

Interlineal, Interlinear adjective [ Confer Late Latin interlinearis , French interlinéaire .] Contained between lines; written or inserted between lines already written or printed; containing interlineations; as, an interlinear manuscript, translation, etc. -- In`ter*lin"e*ar*ly , adverb

Interlineary adjective Interlinear. -- noun A book containing interlineations. [ R.]

Interlineation noun [ Confer French interlinéation .]


1. The act of interlining.

2. That which is interlined; a passage, word, or line inserted between lines already written or printed.

Interlining noun Correction or alteration by writing between the lines; interlineation. Bp. Burnet.

Interlink transitive verb To link together; to join, as one chain to another. Dryden.

Interlink noun An intermediate or connecting link.

Interlobar adjective (Anat.) Between lobes; as, the interlobar notch of the liver; the interlobar ducts of a gland.