[ inj for 1; ing for 2 ]

  1. William (Mot·ter) [mot-er], /ˈmɒt ər/, 1913–73, U.S. playwright.

  2. William Ralph, 1860–1954, Anglican clergyman, scholar, and author: dean of St. Paul's 1911–34.

Words Nearby Inge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Inge in a sentence

  • Some, indeed, there met an untimely fate—seven men, among whom were the brave and noble-hearted Inge and Sacket.

  • And bow-happiness is a girl named Inge Klohbel now that you're almost a man.

    The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
  • To those who have no faith and to those who have lost it let me recommend some wise words by Dean Inge.

  • The population grew, as Dean Inge has described it, like crops in a newly irrigated desert.

    The Pivot of Civilization | Margaret Sanger
  • In the great controversy that rages around Dean Inge's depressing philosophy I am on the side of the angels.

    Windfalls | (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner

British Dictionary definitions for Inge


/ (ɪŋ) /

  1. William Ralph, known as the Gloomy Dean. 1860–1954, English theologian, noted for his pessimism; dean of St Paul's Cathedral (1911–34)

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