Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Intermesenteric adjective (Anat.) Within the mesentery; as, the intermesenteric , or aortic, plexus.

Intermetacarpal adjective (Anat.) Between the metacarpal bones.

Intermetatarsal adjective (Anat.) Between the metatarsal bones.

Intermezzo noun [ Italian See Intermede .] (Mus.) An interlude; an intermede. See Intermede .

Intermicate intransitive verb [ Latin intermicare ; inter- between + micare to glitter.] To flash or shine between or among. [ R.] Blount.

Intermication noun A shining between or among. [ R.] Smart.

Intermigration noun Reciprocal migration; interchange of dwelling place by migration. [ R.] Sir M. Hale.

Interminable adjective [ Latin interminabilis : confer French interminable . See Terminate .] Without termination; admitting no limit; boundless; endless; wearisomely protracted; as, interminable space or duration; interminable sufferings.

That wild interminable waste of waves.
Grainger.

Syn. -- Boundless; endless; limitless; illimitable; immeasurable; infinite; unbounded; unlimited.

Interminableness noun The state of being endless.

Interminably adverb Without end or limit.

Interminate adjective [ Latin interminatus ; in- not + terminatus , past participle of terminate.] Endless; as, interminate sleep. Chapman.

Interminate transitive verb [ Latin interminatus , past participle of interminari ; inter between + minari to threaten.] To menace; to threaten. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.

Interminated adjective Interminable; interminate; endless; unending. [ Obsolete] Akenside.

Intermination noun [ Latin interminatio .] A menace or threat. [ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor.

Intermine transitive verb To intersect or penetrate with mines. [ Obsolete] Drayton.

Intermingle transitive verb To mingle or mix together; to intermix. Hooker.

Intermingle intransitive verb To be mixed or incorporated.

Party and faction will intermingle .
Swift.

Intermise noun [ Confer French entremise . See Intermission .] Interference; interposition. [ Obsolete] Bacon.

Intermission noun [ Latin intermissio : confer French intermission . See Intermit .]


1. The act or the state of intermitting; the state of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance. B. Jonson.

2. Cessation for a time; an intervening period of time; an interval; a temporary pause; as, to labor without intermission ; an intermission of ten minutes.

Rest or intermission none I find.
Milton.

3. (Medicine) The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the space of time between the paroxysms of a disease. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission , or abatement of fever.

4. Intervention; interposition. [ Obsolete] Heylin.

Syn. -- Cessation; interruption; interval; pause; stop; rest; suspension. See Cessation .

Intermissive adjective Having temporary cessations; not continual; intermittent. " Intermissive miseries." Shak. " Intermissive wars." Howell.

Intermit transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intermitted ; present participle & verbal noun Intermitting .] [ Latin intermittere ; inter between + mittere , missum , to send: confer Middle English entremeten to busy (one's self) with, French s'entremettre . See Missile .] To cause to cease for a time, or at intervals; to interrupt; to suspend.

Pray to the gods to intermit the plague.
Shak.

Intermit intransitive verb To cease for a time or at intervals; to moderate; to be intermittent, as a fever. Pope.

Intermittence noun [ Confer French intermittence .] Act or state of intermitting; intermission. Tyndall.

Intermittent adjective [ Latin intermittens , -entis , present participle of intermittere : confer French intermittent .] Coming and going at intervals; alternating; recurrent; periodic; as, an intermittent fever. Boyle.

Intermittent fever (Medicine) , a disease with fever which recurs at certain intervals; -- applied particularly to fever and ague. See Fever . -- Intermittent gearing (Machinery) , gearing which receives, or produces, intermittent motion. -- Intermittent springs , springs which flow at intervals, not apparently dependent upon rain or drought. They probably owe their intermittent action to their being connected with natural reservoirs in hills or mountains by passages having the form of a siphon, the water beginning to flow when it has accumulated so as to fill the upper part of the siphon, and ceasing when, by running through it, it has fallen below the orifice of the upper part of the siphon in the reservoir.

Intermittent noun (Medicine) An intermittent fever or disease. Dunglison.

Intermittently adverb With intermissions; in an intermittent manner; intermittingly.

Intermittingly adverb With intermissions; at intervals. W. Montagu.

Intermix transitive verb To mix together; to intermingle.

In yonder spring of roses, intermixed
With myrtle, find what to redress till noon.
Milton.

Intermix intransitive verb To be mixed together; to be intermingled.

Intermixedly adverb In a mixed manner.

Intermixture noun
1. A mass formed by mixture; a mass of ingredients mixed. Boyle.

2. Admixture; an additional ingredient.

In this height of impiety there wanted not an intermixture of levity and folly.
Bacon.

Intermobility noun Capacity of things to move among each other; as, the intermobility of fluid particles.

Intermodillion noun (Architecture) The space between two modillions.

Intermontane adjective [ Prefix inter- + Latin montanus belonging to a mountain, from mons , montis , mountain.] Between mountains; as, intermontane soil.

Intermundane adjective Being, between worlds or orbs. [ R.] " Intermundane spaces." Locke.

Intermundian adjective Intermundane. [ Obsolete]

Intermural adjective Lying between walls; inclosed by walls.

Intermure transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intermured ; present participle & verbal noun Intermuring .] [ Prefix inter- + Latin murus wall.] To wall in; to inclose. [ Obsolete] Ford.

Intermuscular adjective (Anat.) Between muscles; as, intermuscular septa.

Intermutation noun Interchange; mutual or reciprocal change.

Intermutual adjective Mutual. [ Obsolete] Daniel. -- In`ter*mu"tu*al*ly , adverb [ Obsolete]

Intern adjective [ Latin internus : confer French interne . See Internal .] Internal. [ Obsolete] Howell.

Intern transitive verb [ French interne . See Intern , adjective ] 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.

Internal adjective [ Latin internus ; akin to interior . See Interior .]


1. Inward; interior; being within any limit or surface; inclosed; -- opposed to external ; as, the internal parts of a body, or of the earth.

2. Derived from, or dependent on, the thing itself; inherent; as, the internal evidence of the divine origin of the Scriptures.

3. Pertaining to its own affairs or interests; especially, (said of a country) domestic, as opposed to foreign ; as, internal trade; internal troubles or war.

4. Pertaining to the inner being or the heart; spiritual.

With our Savior, internal purity is everything.
Paley.

5. Intrinsic; inherent; real. [ R.]

The internal rectitude of our actions in the sight of God.
Rogers.

6. (Anat.) Lying toward the mesial plane; mesial.

Internal angle (Geom.) , an interior angle. See under Interior . -- Internal gear (Machinery) , a gear in which the teeth project inward from the rim instead of outward.

Syn. -- Inner; interior; inward; inland; inside.

Internal-combustion adjective (Machinery) Designating, or pertaining to, any engine (called an Internal-combustion engine ) in which the heat or pressure energy necessary to produce motion is developed in the engine cylinder, as by the explosion of a gas, and not in a separate chamber, as in a steam-engine boiler. The gas used may be a fixed gas, or one derived from alcohol, ether, gasoline (petrol), naphtha, oil (petroleum), etc. There are three main classes: (1) gas engines proper, using fixed gases, as coal, blast-furnace, or producer gas; (2) engines using the vapor of a volatile fluid, as the typical gasoline (petrol) engine ; (3) oil engines , using either an atomized spray or the vapor (produced by heat) of a comparatively heavy oil, as petroleum or kerosene. In all of these the gas is mixed with a definite amount of air, the charge is composed in the cylinder and is then exploded either by a flame of gas ( flame ignition -- now little used), by a hot tube ( tube ignition ) or the like, by an electric spark ( electric ignition , the usual method is gasoline engines, or by the heat of compression, as in the Diesel engine. Gas and oil engines are chiefly of the stationary type. Gasoline engines are largely used for automobile vehicles, boats, etc. Most internal- combustion engines use the Otto (four-stroke) cycle, though many use the two-stroke cycle. They are almost universally trunk engines and single-acting. Because of the intense heat produced by the frequent explosions, the cylinders must be cooled by a water jacket ( water-cooled ) or by air currents ( air cooled ) to give the maximum thermodynamic efficiency and to avoid excessive friction or seizing.

Internality noun The state of being internal or within; interiority.

Internally adverb
1. Inwardly; within the enveloping surface, or the boundary of a thing; within the body; beneath the surface.

2. Hence: Mentally; spiritually. Jer. Taylor.

Internasal adjective (Anat.) Between the nasal cavities; as, the internasal cartilage.

International adjective [ Prefix inter- + national : confer French international .]


1. Between or among nations; pertaining to the intercourse of nations; participated in by two or more nations; common to, or affecting, two or more nations.

2. Of or concerning the association called the International.

International code (Nautical) , a common system of signaling adopted by nearly all maritime nations, whereby communication may be had between vessels at sea. -- International copyright . See under Copyright . -- International law , the rules regulating the mutual intercourse of nations. International law is mainly the product of the conditions from time to time of international intercourse, being drawn from diplomatic discussion, textbooks, proof of usage, and from recitals in treaties. It is called public when treating of the relations of sovereign powers, and private when of the relations of persons of different nationalities. International law is now, by the better opinion, part of the common law of the land. Confer Conflict of laws , under Conflict . Wharton.

International noun [ Confer French internationale .]


1. The International; an abbreviated from of the title of the International Workingmen's Association, the name of an association, formed in London in 1864, which has for object the promotion of the interests of the industrial classes of all nations.

2. A member of the International Association.