Definitions for: In


[n] a state in midwestern United States
[n] a unit of length (in United States and Britain) equal to one twelfth of a foot
[n] a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
[adv] inside an enclosed space
[adv] to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door"
[adj] inside e.g. an organization; used as a combining form; "an in-house editor"; "in-home nursing programs"
[adj] (informal) "the in thing to do"; "large shoulder pads are in"



Webster (1913) Definition: In- [See In, prep. Cf. Em-, En-.]
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.


In- [L. in-; akin to E. un-. See Un-.]
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.


-in
A suffix. See the Note under -ine.


In, prep. [AS. in; akin to D. & G. in, Icel. [=i], Sw. &
Dan. i, OIr. & L. in, Gr. 'en. [root]197. Cf. 1st In-,
Inn.]
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. It
is used:

1. With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston;
he traveled in Italy; castles in the air.

The babe lying in a manger. --Luke ii. 16.

Thy sun sets weeping in the lowly west. --Shak.

Situated in the forty-first degree of latitude.
--Gibbon.

Matter for censure in every page. --Macaulay.

2. With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is
in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. ``Fettered
in amorous chains.'' --Shak.

Wrapt in sweet sounds, as in bright veils.
--Shelley.

3. 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.

Nine in ten of those who enter the ministry.
--Swift.

4. With reference to physical surrounding, personal states,
etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is
in darkness; to live in fear.

When shall we three meet again, In thunder,
lightning, or in rain? --Shak.

5. With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence
considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in
one's favor. ``In sight of God's high throne.'' --Milton.

Sounds inharmonious in themselves, and harsh.
--Cowper.

6. 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.

He would not plunge his brother in despair.
--Addison.

She had no jewels to deposit in their caskets.
--Fielding.

7. With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it
happened in the last century; in all my life.

In as much as, or Inasmuch as, in the degree that; in
like manner as; in consideration that; because that;
since. See Synonym of Because, and cf. {For as much
as}, under For, prep.

In that, because; for the reason that. ``Some things they
do in that they are men . . .; some things in that they
are men misled and blinded with error.'' --Hooker.

In the name of, in behalf of; on the part of; by authority;
as, it was done in the name of the people; -- often used
in invocation, swearing, praying, and the like.

To be in for it.
(a) To be in favor of a thing; to be committed to a
course.
(b) To be unable to escape from a danger, penalty, etc.
[Colloq.]

To be (or keep) in with.
(a) To be close or near; as, to keep a ship in with the
land.
(b) To be on terms of friendship, familiarity, or intimacy
with; to secure and retain the favor of. [Colloq.]

Syn: Into; within; on; at. See At.


In, adv.
1. 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).

Their vacation . . . falls in so pat with ours.
--Lamb.

Note: The sails of a vessel are said, in nautical language,
to be in when they are furled, or when stowed. In
certain cases in has an adjectival sense; as, the in
train (i. e., the incoming train); compare up grade,
down grade, undertow, afterthought, etc.

2. (Law) 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. --Burrill.

In and in breeding. See under Breeding.

In and out (Naut.), through and through; -- said of a
through bolt in a ship's side. --Knight.

To be in, to be at home; as, Mrs. A. is in.

To come in. See under Come.


In, n.

Note: [Usually in the plural.]
1. One who is in office; -- the opposite of out.

2. A re["e]ntrant angle; a nook or corner.

Ins and outs, nooks and corners; twists and turns.



All the ins and outs of this neighborhood. --D. Jerrold.


In, v. t.
To inclose; to take in; to harvest. [Obs.]

He that ears my land spares my team and gives me leave
to in the crop. --Shak.

Synonyms: atomic number 49, fashionable, Hoosier State, inch, Indiana, indium, internal, inward, inwards, stylish

Antonyms: out

See Also: American state, blende, Bloomington, capital of Indiana, em, Evansville, foot, Fort Wayne, ft, Gary, Indianapolis, Lafayette, ligne, linear unit, mesh, metal, metallic element, Middle West, Midwest, mil, Muncie, pica, pica em, South Bend, sphalerite, zinc blende

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