(noun, adjective, verb, adverb, preposition)


1. somebody that is in power; elected.

- the in party

Similar word(s): successful

2. directed or bound inward

- took the in bus

- the in basket

Similar word(s): incoming

3. currently fashionable

- the in thing to do

- large shoulder pads are in

Similar word(s): fashionable, stylish

Sentences with in as an adjective:

- Skirts are in this year.

- the in train


1. to or toward the inside of

- come in

- smash in the door

Similar word(s): inward, inwards

Sentences with in as an adverb:

- Is Mr. Smith in?  Which box is it in?

- Suddenly a strange man walked in.

- He went for the wild toss but wasn't able to stay in.

- What's that in?


1. a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot

Similar word(s): inch

Definition categories: quantity

2. a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite

Similar word(s): indium

Definition categories: substance, metal

3. a state in midwestern United States

Similar word(s): indiana

Definition categories: location

Sentences with in as a noun:

- His parents got him an in with the company


1. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits

2. Contained by.

- The dog is in the kennel.

3. Within.

4. Surrounded by.

- We are in the enemy camp.

5. Part of; a member of.

- One in a million.

6. Pertaining to (that particular thing).

- He has passed in English.

7. At the end of a period of time.

- They said they would call us in a week.

8. Within a certain elapsed time

- Are you able to finish this in three hours?

9. During (said of periods of time).

- in the first week of December;

10. Into.

- Less water gets in your boots this way.

11. used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance

- In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.

12. Indicating an order or arrangement.

- My fat rolls around in folds.

13. Denoting a state of the subject.

- He stalked away in anger.

14. Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.

- You've got a friend in me.

15. used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality

16. (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.

- Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.

- The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.

- Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.

17. used to indicate medium, format, or genre

18. Indicates a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.

- Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular.

19. Indicates a language, script, tone, etc. of writing, speaking, etc.

- When you write in cursive, it's illegible.


1. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose; to take in; to harvest.