Definitions for INɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits):

    walking in the park.

  2. (used to indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial):

    in politics; in the autumn.

  3. (used to indicate inclusion within or occurrence during a period or limit of time):

    in ancient times; a task done in ten minutes.

  4. (used to indicate limitation or qualification, as of situation, condition, relation, manner, action, etc.):

    to speak in a whisper.

  5. (used to indicate means):

    spoken in French.

  6. (used to indicate motion or direction from outside to a point within) into:

    Let's go in the house.

  7. (used to indicate transition from one state to another):

    to break in half.

  8. (used to indicate object or purpose):

    speaking in honor of the event.

  9. (adv.)in or into some place, position, state, relation, etc.:

    Please come in.

  10. on the inside; within.

  11. in one's house or office.

  12. in office or power.

  13. in possession or occupancy.

  14. having the turn to play, as in a game.

  15. Baseball. (of an infielder or outfielder) in a position closer to home plate than usual; short:

    The third baseman played in.

    Category: Sport

  16. on good terms; in favor:

    in with his boss.

  17. in vogue; in style:

    Hats are in this year.

  18. in season.

  19. (adj.)inner; internal:

    the in part of a mechanism.

  20. in favor with advanced or sophisticated people; fashionable; stylish: comprehensible only to a special group:

    the in place to dine.

    an in joke.

    Category: Informal

  21. included in a favored group.

  22. inbound:

    an in train.

  23. plentiful; available.

  24. being in power:

    the in party.

    Category: Government

  25. (n.)Usu., ins. persons who are in.

    Category: Government

  26. pull or influence:

    He's got an in with the senator.

  27. a valid or playable return or service in sports.

    Category: Sport

Idioms for in:

  1. in for,certain to undergo (a disagreeable experience).

    Category: Idiom

  2. in for it,Slang.about to suffer punishment or unpleasant consequences.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  3. in like Flynn, circumstances of assured success.

    Category: Idiom

  4. in that,because; inasmuch as.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of in:

bef. 900; ME, OE, c. OFris, OS, OHG


  1. Indiana.

    Category: Abbreviation


  1. indium.

    Category: Chemistry

* Chem. Symbol..


  1. a prefix representing English in (income; indwelling; inland), used also as a verb-formative with transitive, intensive, or sometimes little apparent force (intrust; ingulf).

    Category: Affix

    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


  1. a prefix of Latin origin meaning primarily “in,” but used also as a verb-formative with the same force as in-1 (incarcerate; incantation).

    Category: Affix

    Ref: Also, il- 3 1 , im- 2 1 , ir-. 4; Compare em-1 5 1 , en-1. 2 1


  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.).

    Category: Affix

    Ref: Compare il-2 3 2 , im -2 2 2 , ir-2. 4 2


  1. 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


  1. 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


  1. inch.

    Category: Weights and Measures

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inch, in(noun)

    a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot

  2. indium, In, atomic number 49(noun)

    a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite

  3. Indiana, Hoosier State, IN(adj)

    a state in midwestern United States

  4. in(p)(adj)

    holding office

    "the in party"

  5. in(a)(adj)

    directed or bound inward

    "took the in bus"; "the in basket"

  6. in(adverb)

    currently fashionable

    "the in thing to do"; "large shoulder pads are in"

  7. in, inwards, inward(adverb)

    to or toward the inside of

    "come in"; "smash in the door"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. in(preposition)ɪn

    inside or within

    He's in the kitchen.; sitting with her feet in the water; made in China

  2. inɪn

    included or part of

    Is that you in the picture?; He's starring in two new movies.; young people in the organization

  3. inɪn

    during a period of time

    in winter/summer/fall/spring; in the morning/afternoon/evening etc.; We're moving to Texas in March.

  4. inɪn

    using or at the end of a period of time

    The work can be done in two weeks.; We'll be going on vacation in a few days.

  5. inɪn

    involved or connected with

    He works in education.; a Masters in philosophy; a rise in interest rates

  6. inɪn

    wearing or dressed in

    You look great in green.; the man in the leather jacket

  7. inɪn

    indicates a state, condition, emotion, etc.

    You're in a very good mood this morning.; They fled in terror.; a city in chaos; in chronological order

  8. inɪn

    indicates a total

    The trip will cost $300 in all.

  9. in(adverb)ɪn

    ≠ out

    Everyone looked up as he walked in.; The ball rolled toward the hole and dropped in.

  10. inɪn

    ≠ out

    We didn't get in till after midnight.; I don't think I'll be going in tomorrow.

  11. inɪn

    officially submitted

    All applications must be in by the deadline.

  12. inɪn

    ≠ out

    What time does the tide come in?

  13. inɪn

    (of a train, airplane, etc.) arrived

    The train gets in just after 6.

  14. inɪn

    likely to suffer from or experience

    If he thinks the work will be easy he's in for a big shock.

  15. inɪn

    involved in

    Were you in on their plan to trick me?

  16. in(adjective)ɪn

    ≠ out

    Straight leg jeans seem to be in again.

  17. inɪn

    ≠ out

    Is the tide in or out?

Webster Dictionary

  1. In

    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

  2. In

    with reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air

  3. In

    with reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light

  4. In

    with reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment in the army

  5. In

    with reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear

  6. In

    with reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor

  7. In

    with reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God

  8. In

    with reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life

  9. In(adverb)

    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)

  10. In(adverb)

    with privilege or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband

  11. In(noun)

    one who is in office; -- the opposite of out

  12. In(noun)

    a reentrant angle; a nook or corner

  13. In(verb)

    to inclose; to take in; to harvest


  1. in

    .in is the Internet country code top-level domain for India. The domain is operated by INRegistry under the authority of NIXI, the National Internet Exchange of India. INRegistry was appointed by the government of India. As of 2005, liberalised policies for the .in domain allow unlimited second-level registrations under .in. Unlimited registrations under the previously structured existing zones are also allowed: ⁕.in ⁕ ⁕ ⁕ ⁕ ⁕ ⁕ Six zones are reserved for use by qualified organizations in India: ⁕ ⁕ ⁕ ⁕ ⁕ ⁕ Before the introduction of liberalised registration policies for the .in domain, only 7000 names had been registered between 1992 and 2004. As of March 2010, the number had increased to over 610,000 domain names, with 60% of registrations coming from India, rest from overseas. By October 2011, the number had surpassed 1 million domain names. This domain is popular for domain hacks.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #5

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #12

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IN' in Verbs Frequency: #723

  4. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IN' in Adverbs Frequency: #24

Anagrams of IN

  1. ni, NI

Translations for IN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


expressing the position of a person etc, usually at or to a place where the person etc is expected to be, eg home, office, station

Is Mr Smith in?; Is the train in yet?; Is he coming in today?

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