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English adjective: in

1. in holding office

SamplesThe in party.



2. in directed or bound inward

SamplesTook the in bus.
The in basket.



3. in currently fashionable

SamplesThe in thing to do.
Large shoulder pads are in.

Similarfashionable, stylish

Domain usagecolloquialism

Antonymsunfashionable, unstylish

English noun: in

1. in (quantity) a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot


Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

Part holonymem, ligne, mesh, mil, pica, pica em

Part meronymfoot, ft

Domain regionAmerica, Britain, Great Britain, the States, U.K., U.S., U.S.A., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States, United States of America, US, USA

2. In (substance) a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite

Synonymsatomic number 49, indium

Broader (hypernym)metal, metallic element

Substance meronymblende, sphalerite, zinc blende

3. IN (location) a state in midwestern United States

SynonymsHoosier State, Indiana

Instance hypernymAmerican state

Part holonymBloomington, capital of Indiana, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, South Bend, Wabash, Wabash River

Part meronymAmerica, Corn Belt, middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

English adverb: in

1. in to or toward the inside of

SamplesCome in.
Smash in the door.

Synonymsinward, inwards

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