• (RP) IPA: /ˌɪntəˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)l/, [ˌɪntəˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)ɫ]
  • (America) IPA: /ˌɪntɚˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)l/, [ˌɪntɚˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)ɫ], [ˌɪɾ̃ɚˈnæʃ(ə)n(ə)ɫ]


  1. Of or having to do with more than one nation.
  2. Between or among nations
    an international discussion
  3. participated in by two or more nations
    ''an international competition
  4. common to, or affecting, two or more nations.
    an international rule
  5. serving two or more nations
    an international airport
  6. Of or concerning the association called the International.
  7. Independent of national boundaries; common to all people.
    The atmosphere is an international resource.
    the international community of scholars
  8. Foreign; of another nation.
    an international student
Translations Noun

international (plural internationals)

  1. (sports) Someone who has represented their country in a particular sport.
    The United team includes five England internationals.
  2. (sports) A game or contest between two or more nations.
  3. (politics) A transnational organization of political parties of similar ideology.

Proper noun
  1. International Airport, as the shortened form of an airport name.
  2. A shortened form of the name of an international group.
    • 1989, H. T. Willetts (translator), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (author), August 1914, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN 0-374-51999-4, page 174:
      Nothing could be more dangerous and damaging to the proletariat than this epidemic: “conciliation,” “reunification”—cretinous nonsense, it could ruin the Party! The leaders of the ditherers’ International had seized the initiative. Let them “make peace,” let them unify the two factions. They had summoned “the majority” to their sordid little unification conference in Brussels. How to wrangle out of it? How to dodge it? Engrossed in this problem he had scarcely heard the pistol shot at Sarajevo. The International was due to hold its Congress in Vienna that same August, and never before had he been so absorbed in the life-and-death struggle with the Mensheviks.

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