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Definitions of in:

part of speech: adverb

Within: not out.

part of speech: adjective

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.

part of speech: preposition

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.

part of speech: adverb

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.

part of speech: preposition

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.

part of speech: adjective

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.

part of speech: adverb

Indicates direction; as, he went in; nearness, or at home; as, my master is in; position in general in relation to surroundings, etc.

part of speech: preposition

Denotes presence or situation in place, time, or circumstances- within, during: by or through.

Usage examples for in:

  • Discouerd in the Moone. "Minor Poems of Michael Drayton", Michael Drayton
  • " I'll go in as I am," said he. "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope
  • And all in good time he did. "A Splendid Hazard", Harold MacGrath
  • Did she fa' in "Alec Forbes of Howglen", George MacDonald
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