contained or enclosed by; inside; within
in the room, in the envelope
at or before the end of
the town is in sight; he told a lie in my hearing
being a member of or worker
out of a group or set of
amidst; surrounded by
in a storm, in total darkness
by (a specified state or condition); having
he's in trouble; they were in tears
in a search for truth, deep in thought
with regard to; as concerns
weak in faith, to vary in size, six feet two in height
so as to form; arranged
to produce the form or shape of
hair done in curls, standing in a line
with; by; using
to paint in oils, written in English, sculpture done in wood
by way of; for the purpose of
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?
when the idea of motion from outside to inside is intended, into is generally preferred
two; come in
from a point outside to one inside
he flies in today, they live ten miles in
at or inside one's home, office, etc.
forced to stay in for a day
so as to be contained by a certain space
so as to be in office or power
he fell in with our plans
or going inside or inward
, popular, fashionable, etc.
a person, group, etc. that is in power, in office, or in a favored position usually used in pl.
verb transitiveWord forms: inned or ˈinning Chiefly British , Dialectal
in the hay before it rains
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Word origin of 'in'ME < OE, akin to Ger in < IE base *en- > Gr en, L in (OL en), OIr in, OSlav on-, Sans an-