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Dictionary Definition

in adj
1 holding office; "the in party" [syn: in(p)]
2 directed or bound inward; "took the in bus"; "the in basket" [syn: in(a)]
3 currently fashionable; "the in thing to do"; "large shoulder pads are in"

Noun

1 a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot [syn: inch]
2 a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite [syn: indium, atomic number 49]
3 a state in midwestern United States [syn: Indiana, Hoosier State] adv
1 to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door" [syn: inwards, inward]
2 inside an enclosed space [ant: out]

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English

Pronunciation

Homophones

Etymology 1

in

Preposition

  1. Contained by.
    The dog is in the kennel.
  2. Surrounded by.
    We are in the enemy camp.
    Her plane is in the air.
  3. Part of; a member of.
    One in a million.
  4. Pertaining to (that particular thing).
    He has passed in English.
  5. After a period of time.
    They said they would call us in a week.
Related terms
Translations
contained by
  • Hungarian: -ban, -ben
  • Lao: (nay)
  • Norwegian: i
  • Polish: w
  • Spanish: en, dentro de
surrounded by
part, member of
  • Norwegian: i, av
  • Spanish: en
pertaining to
  • Norwegian: i
after a period of time
  • Norwegian: om
  • Spanish: en

Etymology 2

inne

Adverb

  1. Located indoors, especially: at home or the office and available for conversation.
    Is Mr. Smith in?
  2. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
    Suddenly a strange man walked in.
  3. 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.
Translations
located indoors
  • Irish: istigh
  • Norwegian: inne
  • Spanish: dentro, adentro
moving to the interior
  • German: herein, hinein
  • Irish: isteach
  • Norwegian: inn
  • Spanish: hacia adentro
still able to play

Noun

  1. A position of power or a way to get it.
    His parents got him an in with the company
  2. In the context of "in games": The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting
Translations
position of power
state of batter
Antonyms

Dutch

Pronunciation

/In/

Preposition

in
  1. expressing containment.
    De geest in de fles — the genie in the bottle

German

Pronunciation

Preposition

  1. (in + dative) in; within; at; contained by
    Es ist im Haus. - "It is in the house."
  2. (in + dative) pertaining to
  3. (in + accusative) into
    Er geht ins Haus. - "He goes into the house."

Usage notes

The preposition in is used with accusative case if the verb shows movement from one place to another, whereas it is used with dative case if the verb shows location.

Derived terms

Interlingua

Preposition

in
  1. in

Italian

Pronunciation

  • [in]

Preposition

in
  1. in
  2. to
  3. into
  4. by

Usage notes

When followed by a definite article, in is combined with the article to give the following combined forms:
In + articleCombined form in + ilnel in + lonello in + l'nell' in + inei in + glinegli in + lanella in + lenelle

Japanese

Latin

Preposition

in (+ )
  1. in, at, on (space)
  2. within (time)

Preposition

in (+ )

Min Nan

Pronunciation

  • [ in˥˥ ]

Pronoun

  1. they
  2. their
  3. them

Usage notes

  • 亻因 should actually be written as a single character, but it is not included in the list of displayable characters.

See also

  • (Mandarin) (tāmen) ("they", human)
  • (Mandarin) (tāmen) ("they", human females only)
  • (Mandarin) (tāmen) ("they", non-human)

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic *in, whence also Old High German in, Old Norse í

Preposition

in
  1. in

Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *in, whence also Old English in, Old Norse í

Preposition

in
  1. in

Romanian

Etymology

Latin linum

Noun

  1. flax

Declension

Romansch

Article

  1. a, an

Number

  1. one

Slovene

Conjunction

  1. and

Swedish

Pronunciation

Adverb

in
  1. into, the direction "from out to in"

Antonyms

See also

Preposition

in
  1. in

Extensive Definition

IN or in may stand for:
in in Old English (ca. 450-1100): In
in in Czech: IN
in in German: IN
in in Modern Greek (1453-): IN
in in Esperanto: In
in in French: IN
in in Korean: IN
in in Italian: IN
in in Dutch: In
in in Japanese: IN
in in Norwegian: IN
in in Polish: In
in in Portuguese: IN
in in Kölsch: IN (Watt ėßß datt?)
in in Slovenian: IN
in in Finnish: In
in in Swedish: In
in in Vietnamese: In

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a la mode, access, adit, advanced, air lock, among, an in, approach, at, avant-garde, by, chic, clout, contemporary, corridor, drag, entering, entrance, entranceway, entree, entry, entryway, far out, fashionable, favor, favorable regard, fellow feeling, forward-looking, friendly relations, from, gangplank, gangway, good graces, good terms, good understanding, goodwill, hall, harmony, herein, in favor, in with, inbound, incoming, inflooding, inflowing, influence, ingoing, ingress, ingressive, inlet, inpouring, inside, inside of, intake, into, intrusive, invasive, inward, inward-bound, inwardly, inwards, irruptive, means of access, mod, modern, modernistic, modernized, modish, mutual regard, near, newfashioned, next to, now, on, on good terms, on speaking terms, open arms, open door, opening, passage, passageway, present-day, present-time, progressive, rapport, regard, respect, streamlined, swank, swish, sympathy, therein, to, toward, trendy, twentieth-century, ultra-ultra, ultramodern, up-to-date, up-to-datish, up-to-the-minute, vestibule, way, way in, way out, with, with-it, within
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