Definition of In

1. Noun. A unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot.

Exact synonyms: Inch
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland, America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Group relationships: Foot, Ft
Terms within: Ligne, Mesh, Mil, Em, Pica, Pica Em
Derivative terms: Inch

2. Adjective. Holding office. "The in party"
Similar to: Successful

3. Adverb. To or toward the inside of. "Smash in the door"
Exact synonyms: Inward, Inwards

4. Noun. A rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite.
Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 49, Indium
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Blende, Sphalerite, Zinc Blende

5. Adjective. Directed or bound inward. "The in basket"
Similar to: Incoming

6. Noun. A state in midwestern United States.

7. Adjective. Currently fashionable. "Large shoulder pads are in"
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Fashionable, Stylish

Definition of In

1. prep. A prefix from Eng. prep. in, also from Lat. prep. in, meaning in, into, on, among; as, inbred, inborn, inroad; incline, inject, intrude. In words from the Latin, in- regularly becomes il- before l, ir- before r, and im- before a labial; as, illusion, irruption, imblue, immigrate, impart. In- is sometimes used with an simple intensive force.

2. prep. The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and among.

3. adv. Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e., into the house).

4. n. One who is in office; -- the opposite of out.

5. v. t. To inclose; to take in; to harvest.

Definition of In

1. Abbreviation. Indiana, a state of the United States of America. ¹

2. Initialism. internegative; a type of film stock, most commonly used regarding 35mm motion picture negative ¹

3. Preposition. Contained by. ¹

4. Preposition. Surrounded by. ¹

5. Preposition. Part of; a member of. ¹

6. Preposition. Pertaining to (that particular thing). ¹

7. Preposition. Immediately after a period of time. ¹

8. Preposition. Within a certain time constraint ¹

9. Preposition. By virtue of; by means of ¹

10. Preposition. (non-gloss definition Indicating an order or arrangement.) ¹

11. Preposition. Into. ¹

12. Preposition. During (said of periods of time) ¹

13. Preposition. (non-gloss definition Denoting a state of the subject.) ¹

14. Preposition. (non-gloss definition Indicates a language, script, tone(,) etc. of a text, speech(,) etc.) ¹

15. Preposition. (non-gloss definition Indicates a language, script, tone(,) etc. of writing, speaking(,) etc.) ¹

16. Preposition. ¹

17. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To enclose; to take in; to harvest. ¹

18. Adverb. (context: not Appendix:Glossary?#comparable comparable) Located indoors, especially: at home or the office . ¹

19. Adverb. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room. ¹

20. Adverb. (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball. ¹

21. Adverb. (U.K.) abbreviation of in aid of. ¹

22. Adverb. After the beginning of something. ¹

23. Noun. A position of power or a way to get it. ¹

24. Noun. (context: in games) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting ¹

25. Adjective. In fashion; popular. ¹

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Definition of In

1. to harvest [v INNED, INNING, INS] - See also: harvest

Medical Definition of In

1. Abbreviation for inch. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of In

in-between hop

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