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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"

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 ⁕.co.in ⁕.firm.in ⁕.net.in ⁕.org.in ⁕.gen.in ⁕.ind.in Six zones are reserved for use by qualified organizations in India: ⁕.ac.in ⁕.edu.in ⁕.res.in ⁕.ernet.in ⁕.gov.in ⁕.mil.in 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. In

    in, prep. denotes presence or situation in place, time, or circumstances—within, during: consisting of: because of: by or through.—adv. within: not out: in addition to, thrown in.—n. in politics, a member of the party in office: a corner.—adj. In′-and-in′, from animals of the same parentage: with constant and close interaction.—n. a game with four dice.—In as far as, to the extent that; In as much as, Inasmuch as, considering that; In itself, intrinsically, apart from relations; In that, for the reason that.—Ins and outs, nooks and corners: the whole details of any matter.—Be in for a thing, to be destined to receive a thing; Be in it (slang), to be getting on successfully, esp. in a game; Be in with, to have intimacy or familiarity with. [A.S. in; Dut., Ger. in, Ice. í; W. yn, L. in, Gr. en. A.S. also had innan, within; cf. Old High Ger. innana, Sw. innan. In A.S. the prep. in was often interchangeable with the related on.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. in

    The state of any sails in a ship when they are furled or stowed, in opposition to out, which implies that they are set, or extended to assist the ship's course. Hence, in is also used as an order to shorten sail, as "In topgallant-sails." It was moreover an old word for embanking and inclosing; thus Sir Nicholas L'Estrange (Harleian MS. 6395) speaks of him who had "the patent for inning the salt marshes."

Editors Contribution

  1. in

    A word to describe an action.

    The grammar - In the country all is well and we all know we are safe.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  
  2. in

    To enter a place or location.

    We came in for dinner.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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

How to pronounce in?

  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of in in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of in in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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