Definitions for INɪn
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 unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
indium, In, atomic number 49(noun)
a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
Indiana, Hoosier State, IN(adj)
a state in midwestern United States
"the in party"
directed or bound inward
"took the in bus"; "the in basket"
"the in thing to do"; "large shoulder pads are in"
in, inwards, inward(adverb)
to or toward the inside of
"come in"; "smash in the door"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
inside or within
He's in the kitchen.; sitting with her feet in the water; made in China
included or part of
Is that you in the picture?; He's starring in two new movies.; young people in the organization
during a period of time
in winter/summer/fall/spring; in the morning/afternoon/evening etc.; We're moving to Texas in March.
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.
involved or connected with
He works in education.; a Masters in philosophy; a rise in interest rates
wearing or dressed in
You look great in green.; the man in the leather jacket
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
indicates a total
The trip will cost $300 in all.
Everyone looked up as he walked in.; The ball rolled toward the hole and dropped in.
We didn't get in till after midnight.; I don't think I'll be going in tomorrow.
All applications must be in by the deadline.
What time does the tide come in?
(of a train, airplane, etc.) arrived
The train gets in just after 6.
likely to suffer from or experience
If he thinks the work will be easy he's in for a big shock.
Were you in on their plan to trick me?
Straight leg jeans seem to be in again.
Is the tide in or out?
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
with reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air
with reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light
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
with reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear
with reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor
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
with reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life
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)
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
one who is in office; -- the opposite of out
a reentrant angle; a nook or corner
to inclose; to take in; to harvest
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?
- في: تَدُل عَلى مَكان الشَّخْصArabic
- показва позцията на някой, място на което трябва да бъдеBulgarian
- aquiPortuguese (BR)
- uvnitř; tu; semCzech
- innen, drinGerman
- inde; hjemme; ankommetDanish
- μέσα (εκεί που αναμένεται να είναι κπ.)Greek
- sees, kohalEstonian
- نشان دهنده مکانFarsi
- paikalla, sisälläFinnish
- là, à l'intérieurFrench
- við, viðlátinn, kominnIcelandic
- qui, inItalian
- atėjęs, atvykęsLithuanian
- iekšā (mājās; stacijā; darbā u.c.)Latvian
- inn(e), hjemme, innkommetNorwegian
- w (domu, itp.)Polish
- نشان دهنده مکانPersian
- ځاي ښوودونكيPashto
- înăuntru; aiciRomanian
- в, у себяRussian
- tu, semSlovak
- notri, tu, semSlovenian
- in, inneSwedish
- içeri(ye/de), içine, ...-deTurkish
- 在，到達Chinese (Trad.)
- کسی کی حالت کے متعلق بتانے میںUrdu
- ở trongVietnamese
- 在，去...处Chinese (Simp.)
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