verb (used with or without object)
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Idioms for inch
Origin of inch1
Words nearby inch
Definition for inch (2 of 2)
Origin of inch2
Example sentences from the Web for inch
Through Stafford and southern Charles counties about one to three inches fell.D.C.-area forecast: Raw today. Iciness threat grows Saturday into early Sunday.|A. Camden Walker|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Still, the chance of picking up a quick inch somewhere along the line seems good.D.C.-area forecast: Snow and wintry mix taper off this morning, while ice concerns mount for Saturday|David Streit|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Mittens that fit properly will extend about a quarter of an inch from your outstretched fingers and allow you to comfortably make a fist.
In parts of Southern Maryland, however, where the snow was heavier, amounts were as high as two to four inches despite similar temperatures.After Sunday’s slush fest, another winter storm threatens by Wednesday night|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
The lessons started with shooting and more shooting, and nature helped as Lee grew an inch a year.Lee for 3! Can This South Korean Break the NBA Barrier?|Daniel Malloy|February 5, 2021|Ozy
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harris in fishnets, high heels, and glitter could be a great gag.Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014|Janice Kaplan|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With a 1¾-inch ice cream scoop (or two spoons), scoop round balls of dough onto the prepared sheet pans.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cut the phyllo in half crosswise to make two (7 × 8½-inch) rectangles.
Anna Whiston-Donaldson is a popular blogger at An Inch of Gray.
In the coming month, Maynard may play a crucial role in helping the GOP inch forward on this controversial issue.The Beautiful Newlywed Who Made the Right Change Its Mind on Physician-Assisted Death|Samantha Allen|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Clodd tells us that one cubic inch of rotten stone contains 41 thousand million vegetable skeletons of diatoms.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
I believe you will find this an exceeding good duty for a 5½-inch cylinder engine.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The care shown in rearing insures a perfect straightness of stem, and an equable diameter of about an inch or an inch and a half.
He was absorbed in the agitated present, and dared not look an inch away from it.
Search with a one-twelfth-inch objective, using very subdued light.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for inch (1 of 2)
- an amount of precipitation that would cover a surface with water one inch deepfive inches of rain fell in January
- a unit of pressure equal to a mercury column one inch high in a barometer
Word Origin for inch
British Dictionary definitions for inch (2 of 2)
Word Origin for inch
Scientific definitions for inch
Idioms and Phrases with inch
In addition to the idioms beginning with inch
- inch along
- inch by inch
- by inches
- every inch
- give an inch
- within an ace (inch) of