Definitions for -in
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits):
walking in the park.
(used to indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial):
in politics; in the autumn.
(used to indicate inclusion within or occurrence during a period or limit of time):
in ancient times; a task done in ten minutes.
(used to indicate limitation or qualification, as of situation, condition, relation, manner, action, etc.):
to speak in a whisper.
(used to indicate means):
spoken in French.
(used to indicate motion or direction from outside to a point within) into:
Let's go in the house.
(used to indicate transition from one state to another):
to break in half.
(used to indicate object or purpose):
speaking in honor of the event.
(adv.)in or into some place, position, state, relation, etc.:
Please come in.
on the inside; within.
in one's house or office.
in office or power.
in possession or occupancy.
having the turn to play, as in a game.
Baseball. (of an infielder or outfielder) in a position closer to home plate than usual; short:
The third baseman played in.
on good terms; in favor:
in with his boss.
in vogue; in style:
Hats are in this year.
the in part of a mechanism.
in favor with advanced or sophisticated people; fashionable; stylish: comprehensible only to a special group:
the in place to dine.
an in joke.
included in a favored group.
an in train.
being in power:
the in party.
(n.)Usu., ins. persons who are in.
pull or influence:
He's got an in with the senator.
a valid or playable return or service in sports.
Idioms for in:
in for,certain to undergo (a disagreeable experience).
in for it,Slang.about to suffer punishment or unpleasant consequences.
Category: Idiom, Status (usage)
in like Flynn,Slang.in circumstances of assured success.
in that,because; inasmuch as.
Origin of in:
bef. 900; ME, OE, c. OFris, OS, OHG
* Chem. Symbol..
a prefix representing English in (income; indwelling; inland), used also as a verb-formative with transitive, intensive, or sometimes little apparent force (intrust; ingulf).
Ref: It often assumes the same forms as in-2, 4 2 such as en-1 2 1 , em-1 5 1 , im-3. 2 3
Origin of in-:
ME, OE; see in
a prefix of Latin origin meaning primarily “in,” but used also as a verb-formative with the same force as in-1 (incarcerate; incantation).
Ref: Also, il- 3 1 , im- 2 1 , ir-. 4; Compare em-1 5 1 , en-1. 2 1
a prefix of Latin origin, corresponding to English un-, having a negative or privative force, freely used as an English formative, esp. of adjectives and their derivatives and of nouns (indefensible; inexpensive; invariable). It has the same variants before consonants as in-2 (immeasurable; illiterate; irregular, etc.).
Ref: Compare il-2 3 2 , im -2 2 2 , ir-2. 4 2
a noun suffix used in chemical nomenclature (glycerin; acetin). In spelling, usage wavers between -in and -ine. In chemistry a certain distinction of use is attempted, basic substances having the termination -ine rather than -in (ammine; aniline), and -in being restricted to certain neutral compounds, glycerides, glucosides, and proteids (albumin), but this distinction is not always observed.
Category: Chemistry, Mineralogy, Affix
Origin of -in:
< NL -ina. See -ine2
a suffixal use of the adverb in, extracted from sit-in, forming nouns, usu. from verbs, referring to organized protests through or in support of the named activity (kneel-in; pray-in) or, more generally, to any organized social or cultural activity (cook-in; sing-in).
Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix
Category: Weights and Measures
a suffix. See the Note under -ine
Translations for -in
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
describing an activity usually carried out by groups of people as a form of protest etc
a sit-in; a work-in.
- في: تَدُل عَلى الفعاليّهArabic
- наставка, показва действие извършвано от група хора в знак на протестBulgarian
- (não usado em português â€“ not used in Portuguese)Portuguese (BR)
- protestní akceCzech
- der Sit-in, etc.German
- κατάληψη χώρου (ως β΄ συνθ.)Greek
- huelga, manifestaciónSpanish
- protestiaktsioon, streikEstonian
- ...جلسه...؛ نشستFarsi
- עוֹסֶק ב-Hebrew
- ülő- stb. sztrájkHungarian
- aksi/protes yang dilakukan secara bersama-samaIndonesian
- 규칙을 무시하고 작업을 계속하는Korean
- protestas užimant patalpasLithuanian
- (norādījumos uz streika veidu)Latvian
- ...جلسه...؛ نشستPersian
- массовое участие в чём-л.Russian
- protestná akciaSlovak
- sittstrejk, ockupation av arbetsplatsenSwedish
- ใช้เติมหลังคำกิริยา มีความหมายว่า ทำกิริยานั้น ๆ เพื่อประท้วงThai
- 表示群起抗議Chinese (Trad.)
- не перекладаєтьсяUkrainian
- مظاہروں میں گروہ کے ذریعے اپناۓ گۓ طریقے کا بیانUrdu
- sự biểu tìnhVietnamese
- 表示有组织的抗议Chinese (Simp.)
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