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Definitions of in

  1. To inclose; to take in; to harvest. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. With reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Shows physical surrounding; as, clothed in purple; lost in the night; denotes being surrounded by activities, interests, etc.; as, in business; in trouble; in work up to his ears; signifies within a state or condition; as, still in death; in wintertime; indicates wholes; as, he was the most prominen man in town; means within; as, he lies now in his tomb; means into; as, go in the house. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Denotes presence or situation in place, time, or circumstances-within, during: by or through. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Denoting the object surrounded by; among; toward; by means of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Presence in place, time, or state; within; during; by, or through, means of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Placed before an object, in is used to indicate a variety of relations; within; inside of; not outside of; during, as in the year; by or through; on account of; out of, as nine in ten. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. In; into; on; as, inflame. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Not; without; un-. The following is a list of unimportant or self defining words with this prefix. In all cases, in- as here used has the meaning of "want or lack of," "freedom from," "not," simply reversing the meaning of the main portion of the word (as indecorum, lack of decorum; indevout, not devout). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A reentrant angle; a nook or corner. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. One who is in office; - the opposite of out. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A nook or corner; one who or that which is in, as in office. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A public house; tavern, hotel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. inside an enclosed space Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Indicates direction; as, he went in; nearness, or at home; as, my master is in; position in general in relation to surroundings, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. Within: not out. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Enclosed in a place or state. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Into a place or state. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Close by. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Within; not out; into. In the name of, by authority of. To be or keep in with, to be or keep close or near; to be or keep friendly with. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Within some place; not out; denoting entrance; closely; often used for into, as lie will come in, that is, into the house; used without the object being expressed, as our party is in, and our opponents are out, that is, in office, and out of office; in blank, signed with the name only, and without other significant writing; in that, because; for the reason that; ins and outs, nooks and corners; in the name of, in behalf of; on the part of; a common phrase in invoking, swearing,or praying. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. inside e.g. an organization; used as a combining form; "an in-house editor"; "in-home nursing programs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. directed or bound inward; "took the in bus"; "the in basket" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. holding office; "the in party" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. not out; "it's ten o'clock and the children are in"; "the tide is in" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. currently fashionable; "the in thing to do"; "large shoulder pads are in" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  37. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. An inseparable prefix, or particle, meaning not, non-, un- as, inactive, incapable, inapt. In- regularly becomes il- before l, ir- before r, and im- before a labial. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. An inseparable prefix, or particle, meaning not, non-, un- as, inactive, incapable, inapt. regularly becomes il- before l, ir- before r, and im- before a labial. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Prefix denoting negation or absence. Words compounded with it, and not found below, may be explained by adding not, or want of, to the simple word. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. Within; during; by; with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. A Latin prefix, which assumes the form of ig, il, im, ir, and signifies in, into, on, &c., in verbs and nouns, and not in adjectives. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. In, as a prefix, with its forms ig, il, im, ir, signifies in, into, on, in verbs and nouns, as include, to shut in, incur, to run into; followed by l, in becomes il, as in illuminate, to throw light on; followed by b p, or m, in becomes im, as in immure, to put within walls, imbibe, to drink in, import, to carry in; followed by r, in becomes ir, as in irrigate, to let water flow on. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  44. In, as a prefix, with its forms ig, il, im, ir, signifies not in adjectives, as incorrect, not correct; followed by an, in becomes g, which, however, is suppressed, and in really becomes i, as in ignoble, not noble, ignorant, not knowing; followed by l, in becomes il, as in illicit, not permitted; followed by p or m, in becomes im, as in immature, not ripe, imprudent, not prudent; followed by r, in becomes ir, as in irregular, not according to rule. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for in

  1. But I was told so- in a letter. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  2. What was Dr. Khayme in all this? – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
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