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Inter vs Outer - What's the difference?

inter | outer |

As a verb inter

is to bury in a grave.

As an adjective outer is

outside; external.

As a noun outer is

an outer part.




  • To bury in a grave.
  • Usage notes

    * The spellings (intering) (for (interring)) and (intered) (for (interred)) exist as well, but are much less common.


    * bury, inearth, entomb, inhume


    * dig up, disentomb, disinter, exhume, unearth

    Derived terms

    * reinter


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    Etymology 1

    Comparative of out by analogy with inner.


  • Outside; external.
  • Farther from the centre of the inside.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=14 citation , passage=Nanny Broome was looking up at the outer wall. Just under the ceiling there were three lunette windows, heavily barred and blacked out in the normal way by centuries of grime. Their bases were on a level with the pavement outside, a narrow way which was several feet lower than the road behind the house.}}
    * inner


    (en noun)
  • An outer part.
  • *
  • The part of a target which is beyond the circles surrounding the bullseye.
  • A shot which strikes the outer of a target.
  • (wholesale trade) the smallest single unit normally sold to retailers, usually equal to one retail display box.
  • We ordered two cartons with twelve outers in each.

    Derived terms

    * outer space * outerness

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • Someone who admits to something publicly.
  • Someone who outs another.
  • One who puts out, ousts, or expels.
  • An ouster; dispossession.
  • Anagrams

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