IM

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[ ahy-em ]
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noun,plural IMs, IM's
verb (used without object),IM'd or IMed, IM'ing or IMing.

Origin of IM

1
First recorded in1990–95

word story For IM

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Other definitions for IM (2 of 7)

IM2

abbreviation
  1. Swimming. individual medley.

  2. Sports. intramural.

  1. Also I.M. Isle of Man.

Other definitions for I'm (3 of 7)

I'm
[ ahym ]

  1. contraction of I am.

usage note For I'm

Other definitions for im- (4 of 7)

im-1

  1. variant of in-2 before b, m, p: imbrute; immigrate; impassion.

Other definitions for im- (5 of 7)

im-2

  1. variant of in-3 before b, m, p: imbalance; immoral; imperishable.

Other definitions for im- (6 of 7)

im-3

  1. variant of in-1 before b, m, p: imbed; immure; impose.

Other definitions for -im (7 of 7)

-im

  1. a plural ending occurring in loanwords from Hebrew: cherubim.

Origin of -im

7
From Hebrew

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How to use IM in a sentence

  • In fact; there never has been a sewing-machine manufacturer that could compare with I. M. Singer.

    Hidden Treasures | Harry A. Lewis

British Dictionary definitions for im (1 of 4)

im

the internet domain name for
  1. Isle of Man

British Dictionary definitions for IM (2 of 4)

IM

abbreviation for
  1. computing instant messaging

  2. Also: i.m. intramuscular

  1. chess International Master

British Dictionary definitions for I'm (3 of 4)

I'm

/ (aɪm) /


contraction of
  1. I am

British Dictionary definitions for im- (4 of 4)

im-

prefix
  1. a variant of in- 1, in- 2

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