In meaning

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The definition of in is successful or powerful.

An example of in is are people who are the most looked-up to or the most fashionable.

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Used to indicate the second and larger term of a ratio or proportion.

Saved only one in ten.

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In; into; within.

Inundation. Before l, in- is usually assimilated to il-; before r to ir-; and before b, m, and p to im-.

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In is defined as not, or into.

An example of in used as a prefix is in the word "inadequate," which means not enough.

An example of in used as a prefix is in the word "inbreed," which to breed by mating people or animals which are closely related.

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In is defined as going from outside to inside.

An example of in is to walk into a house from the backyard.

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With the aim or purpose of.

Followed in pursuit.

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With the characteristic, attribute, or property of.

A tall man in an overcoat.

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Amidst; surrounded by.

In a storm, in total darkness.

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Affected by (a specified state or condition); having.

He's in trouble; they were in tears.

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Engaged or occupied by (an activity or process)

In a search for truth, deep in thought.

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With regard to; as concerns.

Weak in faith, to vary in size, six feet two in height.

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So as to form; arranged to produce the form or shape of.

Hair done in curls, funeral cars moving in a line.

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With; by; using.

To paint in oils, written in English, sculpture done in wood.

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Because of; for.

To cry in pain.

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By way of; for the purpose of.

Do this in my defense.

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As a part of the capacity or function of; belonging to.

He didn't have it in him to cheat; can you find it in yourself to forgive her?

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Into [break it in two; come in the house]
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Living or located at.

Vacationing in Venice.

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From a point outside to one inside.

To invite visitors in.

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To or toward a certain place or direction.

He flies in today, they live ten miles in.

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At or inside one's home, office, etc.

Forced to stay in for the day.

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So as to be agreeing or involved.

He fell in with our plans.

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So as to form a part.

Mix in the cream.

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That is successful or in power.

The in group.

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Inner; inside.
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Coming or going inside or inward.

The in door, the in boat.

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Completed, gathered, counted, etc.

The votes are in.

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(informal) Profiting to the extent of.

To be in $100

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(informal) Currently smart, popular, fashionable, etc.

An in place to go.

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Known to, or able to be understood by, only a certain group of people; inside.

An in reference between friends.

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(informal) Considered certain to succeed.
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A person, group, etc. that is in power, in office, or in a favored position.
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(informal) Special influence or favor; pull.
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To collect; gather in.

We must in the hay before it rains.

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To enclose.
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Inch(es)
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(geo, place) Indiana.
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Indium.
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(place) Indiana.
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In, into, within, on, toward.
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No, not, without, non- [insignificant]
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A neutral carbohydrate.

Inulin.

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A glycoside.

Amygdalin.

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A protein.

Albumin.

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A glyceride.

Palmitin.

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An enzyme.

Rennin.

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An antibiotic.

Streptomycin.

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An alkaloid or a nitrogenous base.

Codein.

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A pharmaceutical preparation.

Chrysarobin.

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A commercial product, material, or mixture.

Algin.

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An antigen.

Tuberculin.

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Any of various mass actions or gatherings of a (specified) type, as a political demonstration or a form of entertainment.

Pray-in, be-in.

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Abbreviation of inch.
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(Intelligent Network) The public switched telephone network architecture of the 1990s, which was developed by Bellcore and the ITU. Bellcore later became iconectiv, an American subsidiary of Ericsson. The Intelligent Network was created to provide a variety of advanced telephony services such as 800 number translation, local number portability (LNP), call forwarding, call screening and wireless integration. While Bellcore named its version AIN (Advanced Intelligent Network) for use in North America, there are a variety of proprietary versions throughout the world based on the ITU standard.The IN uses the SS7 signaling protocol in which voice calls (or modem data) travel through circuit-switched voice switches, while control signals travel over an SS7 packet-switched network. See SS7 and converged network.
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The dog is in the kennel.

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We are in the enemy camp. Her plane is in the air.

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Part of; a member of.

One in a million.

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Pertaining to (that particular thing).

He has passed in English.

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Immediately after a period of time.

They said they would call us in a week.

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Within a certain time constraint.

Are you able to finish this in three hours? The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.

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By virtue of; by means of.

In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.

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Indicating an order or arrangement.

My fat rolls around in folds.

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Less water gets in your boots this way.

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During (said of periods of time).

In the first week of December; Easter falls in the fourth lunar month; The country reached a high level of prosperity in his first term.

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Denoting a state of the subject.

He stalked away in anger. John is in a coma.

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Indicates a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.

Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular. His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.

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Indicates a language, script, tone, etc. of writing, speaking, etc.

When you write in cursive, it's illegible. He spoke in French, but his speech was simultaneously translated into eight languages.

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Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.

You've got a friend in me. He's met his match in her.

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(obsolete) To enclose; to take in; to harvest.
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(not comparable) Located indoors, especially: at home or the office .

Is Mr. Smith in?

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Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.

Suddenly a strange man walked in.

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(sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.

He went for the wild toss but wasn't able to stay in.

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(UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.

What's that in?

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After the beginning of something.
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A position of power or a way to get it.

His parents got him an in with the company.

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(in games) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings.
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A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
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In fashion; popular.

Skirts are in this year.

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Incoming.

The in train.

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(nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
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(law) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.

In by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband.

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(proscribed, eye dialect) Alternative form of -ing.
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(binomial nomenclature) Forms names of subfamilies of the kingdom Animalia.
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The ccTLD for India as assigned by the IANA.
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In is defined as inside the area, moving from a point outside to point inside or having a specific occupation or function.

An example of in is a letter being enclosed by an envelope.

An example of in is a basketball player dunking a ball through a hoop.

An example of in is someone who works as an educator.

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To or at a situation or condition of.

Was split in two; in debt; a woman in love.

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With reference to.

Six inches in depth; has faith in your judgment.

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To or toward the inside.

Opened the door and stepped in.

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To or toward a destination or goal.

The mob closed in.

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(sports) So as to score, as by crossing home plate in baseball.

Singled the runner in.

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Within a place, as of business or residence.

The manager is in before anyone else.

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So as to be available or under one's control.

We can proceed when all the evidence is in.

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So as to include or incorporate.

Fold in the egg whites.

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So as to occupy a position of success or favor.

Campaigned hard and was voted in.

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In a particular relationship.

Got in bad with their supervisor.

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Located inside; inner.
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Incoming; inward.

Took the in bus.

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Holding office; having power.

The in party.

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Relating to, understandable to, or coming from an exclusive group.

An in reference.

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One that has position, influence, or power.

The ins against the outs.

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(informal) Influence; power.

Had an in with the authorities.

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Inch.
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Indiana.
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Not.

Inarticulate. Before l, in- is usually assimilated to il-; before r to ir-; and before b, m, and p to im-.

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Neutral chemical compound, especially:
  • Neutral carbohydrate.
    Inulin.
  • Protein or protein derivative.
    Albumin.
  • Lipid or lipid derivative.
    Lecithin.
  • Enzyme.
    Pancreatin.
  • Glycoside.
    Chitin.
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A pharmaceutical.

Rifampin.

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An antibiotic.

Penicillin.

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Antigen.

Tuberculin.

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Contained or enclosed by; inside; within.

In the room, in the envelope.

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Wearing; clothed by.

To dress in one's best.

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During the course of.

Done in a day.

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At or before the end of.

Return in an hour.

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Perceptible to (one of the senses)

The town is in sight; he told a lie in my hearing.

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Limited by the scope of.

In my opinion.

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Out of a group or set of.

One in ten will fail.

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in for
  • Guaranteed to get or have:
    You're in for a big surprise.
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in on
  • Informed about; participating in:
    Only one business partner was not in on the illegal scheme.
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in that
  • For the reason that.
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come in
  • to play the last nine holes of an 18-hole golf course
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have it in for
  • to hold a grudge against
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in and out of
  • recurrently or frequently situated in, engaged in, or experiencing
    in and out of the hospital, trouble, etc.
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in for
  • certain to have or get (usually an unpleasant experience)
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in on
  • having a share or part of
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ins and outs
  • all the complex physical details of a place
  • all the details and intricacies
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in that
  • because; since
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in with
  • associated with as a partner, friend, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of in

  • < the prep. in; also ME < OE inn & MFr in- or OFr en- < L in- < in: see in

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • ME < OFr & ML < L < IE *ṇ-, initial negative particle, var. of *ne, *nē- > no, L ne-

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • see -ine

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English (from in in in1) and from Old French (from Latin) (from in in, within en in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin ne in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English en in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English in, from Proto-Germanic *in (whence German in, Dutch in, Danish i), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *en, whence also ultimately Latin in, Irish i, Welsh yn, Ancient Greek ἐν (en) (modern Greek εν (en)), Old Armenian ի (i), Old Church Slavonic vŭ(n)-, Russian в (v), Old Prussian en, Lithuanian į.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the Latin -īnae, feminine plural form of -īnus (“-ine”).

    From Wiktionary

  • . + ISO 3166-1 country code for India, in.

    From Wiktionary

  • the Old English present participle suffix -ende

    From Wiktionary

  • the Old English verbal noun suffix -ung/-ing.

    From Wiktionary

  • Abbreviation of inch.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English inne

    From Wiktionary