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English noun: inch

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


Synonymsin


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. inch (quantity) a unit of measurement for advertising space


Synonymscolumn inch


Broader (hypernym)area unit, square measure


English verb: inch

1. inch (motion) advance slowly, as if by inches


SamplesHe edged towards the car.


Synonymsedge


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress









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