IM

1
Digital Technology

noun, plural IMs, IM's

verb (used without object), IM'd or IMed, IM'ing or IMing.


Word story


IM

2

Swimming. individual medley.
Sports. intramural.
Also I.M. Isle of Man.

-im

a plural ending occurring in loanwords from Hebrew: cherubim.

Origin of -im

From Hebrew

I'm

[ ahym ]
/ aɪm /

contraction of I am.

Usage note


im-

1

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

im-

2

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

im-

3

variant of in-1 before b, m, p: imbed; immure; impose.
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British Dictionary definitions for im

im

the internet domain name for

Isle of Man

IM

abbreviation for

computing instant messaging
Also: i.m. intramuscular
chess International Master

im-

prefix

a variant of in- 1, in- 2

I'm

/ (aɪm) /

contraction of

I am
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Word Origin and History for im

im-

variant of in- before -b-, -m-, -p-, in the sense of "not, opposite of" (immobile, impersonal) as well as "in, into" (implant, impoverish). See in-. In some English words it alternates with em- (1).

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Medicine definitions for im

IM

abbr.

internal medicine
intramuscular

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