noun Date: 14th century the act or ceremony of interring

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  • interment — interment, internment Interment means ‘the burial of a corpse’, whereas internment means ‘the confinement of aliens in time of war’. See also inter, intern …   Modern English usage

  • Interment — In*ter ment, n. [OE. enterment, F. enterrement. See {Inter}, v. t.] The act or ceremony of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial; sepulture; inhumation. T. Warton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interment — early 14c., from O.Fr. enterrement, from enterrer (see INTER (Cf. inter)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • interment — [n] burial burying, entombment, funeral, inhumation, inurning, obsequy, sepulture; concept 367 …   New thesaurus

  • interment — ► NOUN ▪ the burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb …   English terms dictionary

  • interment — [in tʉr′mənt] n. the act of interring; burial …   English World dictionary

  • Interment — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Interment >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 interment interment burial sepulture Sgm: N 1 inhumation| inhumation| Sgm: N 1 obsequies obsequies exequies Sgm: N 1 funeral funeral wake pyre …   English dictionary for students

  • interment — noun See burial •• interment, internment Interment = burial (interment will take place just after the funeral service). Internment = detention, esp. of aliens in wartime (the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II). Interment is… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • interment — UK [ɪnˈtɜː(r)mənt] / US [ɪnˈtɜrmənt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms interment : singular interment plural interments formal the act of burying a dead person …   English dictionary

  • interment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Burial Nouns 1. interment, burial, sepulture, inhumation, inurnment; cryonics (see cold). 2. (burial rites) obsequies, exequies, funeral [rites], last rites, extreme unction; embalming; wake; pyre,… …   English dictionary for students

  • interment — [[t]ɪntɜ͟ː(r)mənt[/t]] interments N VAR The interment of a dead person is their burial. [FORMAL] Syn: burial …   English dictionary

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