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Definition of "intern" []

  • A student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training. (noun)
  • A physician who has recently graduated from medical school and is learning medical practice in a hospital under supervision, prior to beginning a residency program. (noun)
  • One who is interned; an internee. (noun)
  • To train or serve as an intern. (verb-intransitive)
  • To confine, especially in wartime. (verb-transitive)
  • To detain or confine (foreign or enemy citizens, ships, etc), esp during wartime (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To serve or train as an intern (verb)
  • A graduate in the first year of practical training after medical school, resident in a hospital and under supervision by senior doctors (noun)
  • A student teacher (noun)
  • A student or recent graduate receiving practical training in a working environment (noun)

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Use "intern" in a sentence
  • "Zemzem's other children range in age from 2 to 12, the intern translates as he gently pulls down her gown to cover up her back."
  • "Mimi Alford was terrified in 1998 when the Monica Lewinsky scandal turned the word "intern" into a dirty joke, exposing an affair with a president."
  • "The Harlem-born Mount Vernon raised businessman had humble beginnings, first working as a label intern ..."