or I.N.S.

See synonyms for INS on
  1. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

  2. International News Service, a news-gathering agency: merged in 1958 with United Press to form United Press International.

Other definitions for ins. (2 of 2)


  1. inches.

  2. Chiefly British. inscribed.

  1. inspector.

  2. insulated.

  3. insurance. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use INS in a sentence

  • When a pupil makes his own Correlations, every concurrence he uses is a real concurrence to him, and so with his INS.

    Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
  • What, he that weares a clout about his necke,His cuffes INS pocket, and his heart INS mouth?

    The Fatal Dowry | Philip Massinger
  • Of cave-INS and explosions she had heard and read a good deal.

    The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
  • In their eyes, an election is not the decision of a great, impartial jury, but a struggle between the "INS" and the "outs."

    The Old World in the New | Edward Alsworth Ross
  • His own opinion was asked about one matter, as they inspected the cut-INS of the ramp cleaving Crenshaw Hill.

    Mountain | Clement Wood

British Dictionary definitions for INS (1 of 2)


abbreviation for
  1. International News Service

British Dictionary definitions for ins. (2 of 2)


abbreviation for
  1. inches

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