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
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
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
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.
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;
- 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.