Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “internment”

internment

noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈtɜːn.mənt/ us    /-ˈtɝːn-/
the act of putting someone in prison for political or military reasons, especially during a war: an internment campPutting people in prison
(Definition of internment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of internment?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “internment”

Word of the Day

bitter

a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More