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  1. a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a state in midwestern United States Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (informal) "the in thing to do"; "large shoulder pads are in" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. inside an enclosed space Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. inside e.g. an organization; used as a combining form; "an in-house editor"; "in-home nursing programs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. directed or bound inward; "took the in bus"; "the in basket" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. holding office; "the in party" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. not out; "it's ten o'clock and the children are in"; "the tide is in" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. currently fashionable; "the in thing to do"; "large shoulder pads are in" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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
  20. A reentrant angle; a nook or corner. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To inclose; to take in; to harvest. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Within. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. One who is in office; - the opposite of out. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Chemical symbol of indium. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  32. 1. A prefix conveying a sense of negation; un-, not. 2. A prefix denoting in, within, inside. 3. A prefix denoting an intensive action. 4. A prefix denoting fibrous tissue or fibrin. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  33. 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.
  34. Within: not out. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. 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.
  36. Within; during; by; with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. 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.
  38. Enclosed in a place or state. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Into a place or state. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Close by. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Denoting the object surrounded by; among; toward; by means of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. In; into; on; as, inflame. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. 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.
  44. A public house; tavern, hotel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  53. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  54. One who is in office; -- the opposite of out. mso.anu.edu.au
  55. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  56. prep. expr. inclusion or position within limits of space, time, circumstance, &c., as: i. Europe, England, London, (so of any large city or of town &c. in which speaker lives, cf. AT), i. the house, a box, a cab, a pond, a crowd; (of dress &c.) i. muslin, mourning, white, brown boots; i. (the works of) Thackeray; (of part affected) blind i. one eye; (of ratio) not one i. a hundred; (of body &c. to which one belongs &c.) i. the army, shares i. a company; (of nonphysical regions) i. politics, fancy, my opinion; (of situation, often idiomatic) i. CLOVER, HOT water, fetters, leading-strings, the DARK, health, hope (of), sorrow, CALF, i. (supplied with) cash, i. (under influence of) liquor; (of occupation) i. search of, i. pursuance of, i. (while) crossing the river; (of form or arrangement) packed i. dozens, sold i. building-plots, falling i. folds; (of instrument or material) drank his health i. a cup of ale, the coat was i. green velvet; (of purpose) i. reply to, i. quest of, i. honour of; (of time) i. (during) the day, i. (within the space of) three months; i. itself, apart from all else, absolutely; (of person\'s capacity &c.) as far as i. me lies, did not think he had it i. him (was capable of it); not i. it, not in the running, not a serious competitor; (with vbs of motion or change) put it i. your pocket, cut it i. half, throw it i. the fire; (expr. relation of vb to indirect object), believe i., trust i., share i., engage i., rejoice i.; (so with adjj. & nn.) weak i. (as regards) algebra, wanting i. courage, your trust i. him, a change i. the constitution; (of number or dimension) seven i. number, four feet i. width; (forming adv. phr.) i. fact, i. truth, i. honour, i. any case; i. so (or as) far as, in such measure as; i. that, since, because. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  57. adv. expr. position bounded by certain limits or motion to a point enclosed by them, as: come i., send him i., walk i., (into house, enclosed ground, &c.), put a notice i. (into a paper), lock him i., he is i. (the house &c., esp. =at home); i. with it, put, take, it i.; throw i. the harness (to the bargain, in addition); a coat with the woolly side i. (nearest the body); the Liberals were i. (office); (Crick.) before he had been i. (batting) five minutes; keep the fire i. (burning); train, boat, summer, is i. (arrived); (with trans, vbs) burn, cut, rub, (thing) i. (so as to penetrate into another), hem, cover, wall, (thing) i. (so as to enclose it); i. for, involved in, committed to, (usu. something unpleasant, esp. it), also, engaged in competition for (race, prize, &c.); be, keep, i. (on friendly terms) with; breed i. & i. (repeatedly within same stock); i. & out, now i., now out. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. Internal, living &c. inside, as i. patient, i. -patient, one who remains in hospital while under treatment. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. (pl.) political party in office; ins& outs, turnings to& fro (usu. fig.), details (of procedure &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. (Latin). In articulo mortis, in the instant of death; in CAMERA; in esse, in actual existence, cf. in posse explained below; in extenso, at full length; in extremis, at the point of death; in flagrante delicto, in the very act of committing an offence; in forma pauperis, as poor person not liable to costs; in loco parentis, in place of a parent; in mediasres, into the thick of it; in memoriam, in memory of; in partibus (infidelium), (of Rom. Cath. titular bishop) in a heretical country; in posse, potentially, opp. to in esse; in propria persona, in his (her) own person; in puris naturalibus, stark naked; in RE; in situ, in its (original) place; in statu quo, in the same state (as formerly); in terrorem, as a warning; in toto, completely. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. =Latin in-, (il- &c. as prec.) cogn. w. Greek a, an-, com.-Teut. un-, prefixed to adjj. & their derivatives to express negation. As living English pref., in- often interchanges with un-, which is preferred in wds not obviously answering to Latin types (unavailing, uncertain, undevout). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  62. nothing, little, not much, in it, (racing slang) no decided advantage as yet gained by any competitor, no guessing who will win. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  63. in nubibus, vague, speculative, not brought into definite shape. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  64. Prefix taken from the Lat., in, not, and used in a negative or privative sense. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  65. Prefix taken from the Lat. Preposition in, into, and used, chiefly with verbs and their derivatives, to signify into, in, within, on, upon, toward, against. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  66. adv. Not out ; within ; inside ;- with privilege or possession ; closely ; immediately. Cabinet Dictionary
  67. n. A person who is in officethe opposite of out;- a nook or corner, generally plural. Cabinet Dictionary
  68. [Latin] a frequent prefix, with the sense of negation or privation, and also of intensity or addition. Cabinet Dictionary
  69. Noting the place where any thing is present; noting the state present at any time; noting the time ; noting power ; noting proportion ; concerning; In that, because ; in as much, since, seeing that. Complete Dictionary
  70. Within some place, not out; engaged to any affair; placed in some slate; noting entrance; into any place; close connection with. Complete Dictionary
  71. Has commonly in composition a negative or privative sense, in before r is changed into r, before l into l, and into m before some other consonants. Complete Dictionary

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