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Idioms for in

Origin of in

First recorded before 900; 1925–30 for def. 29; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German, Dutch, Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Gothic in,Old Norse ī,Latin in,Greek en,Lithuanian į

Definition for in (2 of 10)

In

Symbol, Chemistry.

indium.

Definition for in (3 of 10)

IN

Indiana (approved especially for use with zip code).

Definition for in (4 of 10)

in-1

a prefix representing English in (income; indwelling; inland, etc.), but used also as a verb-formative with transitive, intensive, or sometimes little apparent force (intrust; inweave, etc.). It often assumes the same forms as in-2, such as en-1, em-1, im-3.

Origin of in-

1
Middle English, Old English; see in

Definition for in (5 of 10)

in-2

a prefix of Latin origin meaning primarily “in,” but used also as a verb-formative with the same force as in-1 (incarcerate; incantation).
Also il-, im-, ir-.
Compare em-1, en-1.

Origin of in-

2
From Latin, combining form of in (preposition); cognate with in

Definition for in (6 of 10)

in-3

a prefix of Latin origin, corresponding to English un-, having a negative or privative force, freely used as an English formative, especially of adjectives and their derivatives and of nouns (inattention; indefensible; inexpensive; inorganic; invariable). It assumes the same phonetic phases as in-2 (impartial; immeasurable; illiterate; irregular, etc.). In French, it became en- and thus occurs unfelt in such words as enemy (French ennemi, Latin inimicus, lit., not friendly).
Also il-, im-, ir-.

Origin of in-

3
<Latin; akin to an-1, a-6, un-1

synonym study for in-

The prefixes in- and un- may both have, among other uses, a negative force. In- is the form derived from Latin, and is therefore used in learned words or in words derived from Latin or (rarely) Greek: inaccessible, inaccuracy, inadequate, etc. Un- is the native form going back to Old English, used in words of native origin, and sometimes used in combination with words of other origins if these words are in common use: unloving, ungodly, unfeeling, unnecessary, unsafe.

Definition for in (7 of 10)

-in1

a suffix, occurring in adjectives of Greek and Latin origin, meaning “pertaining to,” and (in nouns thence derived) also imitated in English (coffin; cousin, etc.).

Origin of -in

1
Middle English -in, -ine<Old French <Latin -inus, -ina, -inum<Greek -inos, -inē, -inon

Definition for in (8 of 10)

-in2

a noun suffix used in a special manner in chemical and mineralogical nomenclature (glycerin; acetin, etc.). In spelling, usage wavers between -in and -ine. In chemistry a certain distinction of use is attempted, basic substances having the termination -ine rather than -in (aconitine; aniline, etc.), and -in being restricted to certain neutral compounds, glycerides, glucosides, and proteids (albumin; palmitin, etc.), but this distinction is not always observed.

Origin of -in

2
<New Latin -ina.See -ine2

Definition for in (9 of 10)

-in3

a suffixal use of the adverb in, extracted from sit-in, forming compound nouns, usually from verbs, referring to organized protests through or in support of the named activity (kneel-in;chain-in;be-in) or, more generally, to any organized social or cultural activity (cook-in;sing-in).

Definition for in (10 of 10)

in.

inch; inches.
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British Dictionary definitions for in (1 of 8)

Word Origin for in

Old English; compare Old High German in, Welsh yn, Old Norse ī, Latin in, Greek en

British Dictionary definitions for in (2 of 8)

in2

the internet domain name for

India

British Dictionary definitions for in (3 of 8)

In

the chemical symbol for

indium

British Dictionary definitions for in (4 of 8)

IN

abbreviation for

Indiana

British Dictionary definitions for in (5 of 8)

in-1

il-, im- or ir-


prefix

not; non-incredible; insincere; illegal; imperfect; irregular Compare un- 1

Word Origin for in-

from Latin in-; related to ne-, nōn not

British Dictionary definitions for in (6 of 8)

in-2

il-, im- or ir-


prefix

in; into; towards; within; oninfiltrate; immigrate
having an intensive or causative functioninflame; imperil

Word Origin for in-

from in (prep, adv)

British Dictionary definitions for in (7 of 8)

-in

suffix forming nouns

indicating a neutral organic compound, including proteins, glucosides, and glyceridesinsulin; digitoxin; tripalmitin
indicating an enzyme in certain nonsystematic namespepsin
indicating a pharmaceutical substancepenicillin; riboflavin; aspirin
indicating a chemical substance in certain nonsystematic namescoumarin

Word Origin for -in

from New Latin -ina; compare -ine ²

British Dictionary definitions for in (8 of 8)

in.

abbreviation for

inch(es)
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Medical definitions for in (1 of 4)

in- 22

pref.

In; into; within:intubation. Before l, in- is usually assimilated to il-, before r to ir-, and before b, m, and p to im-.

Medical definitions for in (2 of 4)

-in

suff.

Neutral chemical compound:inulin.
Pharmaceutical:rifampin.
Antibiotic:penicillin.
Antigen:tuberculin.
Variant of-ine

Medical definitions for in (3 of 4)

in- 11

pref.

Not:invertebrate. Before l, in- is usually assimilated to il-, before r to ir-, and before b, m, and p to im-.

Medical definitions for in (4 of 4)

In

The symbol for the elementindium
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Scientific definitions for in (1 of 2)

In

The symbol for indium.

Scientific definitions for in (2 of 2)

in.

Abbreviation of inch
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Idioms and Phrases with in

in

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