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In definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IN, a prefix, L. in, is used in composition as a particle of negation, like the English un, of which it seems to be a dialectical orthography; or it denotes within, into, or among, as in inbred, incase; or it serves only to augment or render emphatical the sense of the word to which it is prefixed, as in inclose, increase.
In, before l, is changed into il, as in illusion; and before r, into ir, as in irregular; and into im, before a labial, as in imbitter, immaterial, impatient.
IN, prep. [L. in.] In denotes present or inclosed, surrounded by limits; as in a house; in a fort; in a city. It denotes a state of being mixed, as sugar in tea; or combined, as carbonic acid in coal, or latent heat in air. It denotes present in any state; as in sickness or health. It denotes present in time; as in that hour or day. The uses of in, however, cannot, in all cases, be defined by equivalent words, except by explaining the phrase in which it is used; as in deed; in fact; in essence; in quality; in reason; in courage; in spirits, etc. A man in spirits or good courage, denotes one who possesses at the time spirits or courage; in reason is equivalent to with reason; one in ten denotes one of that number, and we say also one of ten, and one out of ten.
In the name, is used in phrases of invoking, swearing, declaring, praying, etc. In prayer, it denotes by virtue of, or for the sake of. In the name of the people, denotes on their behalf or part; in their stead, or for their sake.
In, in many cases, is equivalent to on. This use of the word is frequent in the Scriptures; as, let fowls multiply in the earth. This use is more frequent in England than in America. We generally use on, in all similar phrases.
In signifies by or through. In thee shall all nations be blessed. I am glorified in them.
In that, is sometimes equivalent to because.
Some things they do in that they are men; some things in that they are men misled and blinded with error.
In these and similar phrases, that is an antecedent, substitute, or pronoun relating to the subsequent part of the sentence, or the subsequent clause. God commendeth his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. That is, in the fact stated in the latter clause, for which that is the substitute. Romans 5.
In as much, seeing; seeing that; this being the fact. I will ride for health, inasmuch as I am infirm.
In is often used without the noun to which it properly belongs. I care not who is in, or who is out, that is, in office, or out of office. Come in, that is, into the house or other place. Who has or will come in, that is, into office. A vessel has come in, that is, into port, or has arrived.
To be or keep in with, to be close or near.
Keep the ship in with the land.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: holding office; "the in party"
2: directed or bound inward; "took the in bus"; "the in basket"
3: currently fashionable; "the in thing to do"; "large shoulder pads are in" n
1: a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot [syn: inch, in]
2: a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite [syn: indium, In, atomic number 49]
3: a state in midwestern United States [syn: Indiana, Hoosier State, IN] adv
1: to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door" [syn: in, inwards, inward]

Merriam Webster's

symbol indium

Merriam Webster's

abbreviation Indiana

Merriam Webster's

I. preposition Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German in in, Latin in, Greek en Date: before 12th century 1. a. used as a function word to indicate inclusion, location, or position within limits <in the lake> <wounded in the leg> <in the summer> b. into 1 <went in the house> 2. used as a function word to indicate means, medium, or instrumentality <written in pencil> <bound in leather> 3. a. used as a function word to indicate limitation, qualification, or circumstance <alike in some respects> <left in a hurry> b. into 2a <broke in pieces> 4. used as a function word to indicate purpose <said in reply> 5. used as a function word to indicate the larger member of a ratio <one in six is eligible> II. adverb Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) to or toward the inside especially of a house or other building <come in> (2) to or toward some destination or particular place <flew in on the first plane> (3) at close quarters ; near <play close in> b. so as to incorporate <mix in the flour> often used in combination <built-in bookcases> c. to or at an appropriate place <fit a piece in> 2. a. within a particular place; especially within the customary place of residence or business <the doctor is in> b. in the position of participant, insider, or officeholder often used with on <in on the joke> c. (1) on good terms (2) in a specified relation <in bad with the boss> (3) in a position of assured or definitive success d. in vogue or season e. of an oil well in production f. in one's presence, possession, or control <after the crops are in> g. from a condition of indistinguishability to one of clarity <fade in> III. adjective Date: 1599 1. a. that is located inside or within <the in part> b. that is in position, operation, or power <the in party> c. inside 2 2. that is directed or bound inward ; incoming <the in train> 3. a. extremely fashionable <the in thing to do> b. keenly aware of and responsive to what is new and fashionable <the in crowd> IV. noun Date: 1764 1. one who is in office or power or on the inside <a matter of ins versus outs> 2. influence, pull <enjoyed some sort of in with the commandant Henriette Roosenburg> V. abbreviation 1. inch 2. inlet

Oxford Reference Dictionary

abbr. US Indiana (in official postal use).

Oxford Reference Dictionary

symb. Chem. the element indium.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

prep., adv., & adj. --prep. 1 expressing inclusion or position within limits of space, time, circumstance, etc. (in England; in bed; in the rain). 2 during the time of (in the night; in 1989). 3 within the time of (will be back in two hours). 4 a with respect to (blind in one eye; good in parts). b as a kind of (the latest thing in luxury). 5 as a proportionate part of (one in three failed; a gradient of one in six). 6 with the form or arrangement of (packed in tens; falling in folds). 7 as a member of (in the army). 8 concerned with (is in politics). 9 as or regarding the content of (there is something in what you say). 10 within the ability of (does he have it in him?). 11 having the condition of; affected by (in bad health; in danger). 12 having as a purpose (in search of; in reply to). 13 by means of or using as material (drawn in pencil; modelled in bronze). 14 a using as the language of expression (written in French). b (of music) having as its key (symphony in C). 15 (of a word) having as a beginning or ending (words in un-). 16 wearing as dress (in blue; in a suit). 17 with the identity of (found a friend in Mary). 18 (of an animal) pregnant with (in calf). 19 into (with a verb of motion or change: put it in the box; cut it in two). 20 introducing an indirect object after a verb (believe in; engage in; share in). 21 forming adverbial phrases (in any case; in reality; in short). --adv. expressing position within limits, or motion to such a position: 1 into a room, house, etc. (come in). 2 at home, in one's office, etc. (is not in). 3 so as to be enclosed or confined (locked in). 4 in a publication (is the advertisement in?). 5 in or to the inward side (rub it in). 6 a in fashion, season, or office (long skirts are in; strawberries are not yet in). b elected (the Democrat got in). 7 exerting favourable action or influence (their luck was in). 8 Cricket (of a player or side) batting. 9 (of transport) at the platform etc. (the train is in). 10 (of a season, harvest, order, etc.) having arrived or been received. 11 Brit. (of a fire) continuing to burn. 12 denoting effective action (join in). 13 (of the tide) at the highest point. 14 (in comb.) colloq. denoting prolonged or concerted action, esp. by large numbers (sit-in; teach-in). --adj. 1 internal; living in; inside (in-patient). 2 fashionable, esoteric (the in thing to do). 3 confined to or shared by a group of people (in-joke). Phrases and idioms: in all see ALL. in at present at; contributing to (in at the kill). in between see BETWEEN adv. in-between attrib.adj. colloq. intermediate (at an in-between stage). in for 1 about to undergo (esp. something unpleasant). 2 competing in or for. 3 involved in; committed to. in on sharing in; privy to (a secret etc.). ins and outs (often foll. by of) all the details (of a procedure etc.). in so far as see FAR. in that because; in so far as. in with on good terms with. Etymology: OE in, inn, orig. as adv. with verbs of motion

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Virtue Vir"tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See Virile, and cf. Virtu.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] --Shak. Built too strong For force or virtue ever to expugn. --Chapman. 2. Active quality or power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy; strength; potency; efficacy; as, the virtue of a medicine. Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about. --Mark v. 30. A man was driven to depend for his security against misunderstanding, upon the pure virtue of his syntax. --De Quincey. The virtue of his midnight agony. --Keble. 3. Energy or influence operating without contact of the material or sensible substance. She moves the body which she doth possess, Yet no part toucheth, but by virtue's touch. --Sir. J. Davies. 4. Excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; worth. I made virtue of necessity. --Chaucer. In the Greek poets, . . . the economy of poems is better observed than in Terence, who thought the sole grace and virtue of their fable the sticking in of sentences. --B. Jonson. 5. Specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of soul; performance of duty. Virtue only makes our bliss below. --Pope. If there's Power above us, And that there is all nature cries aloud Through all her works, he must delight in virtue. --Addison. 6. A particular moral excellence; as, the virtue of temperance, of charity, etc. ``The very virtue of compassion.'' --Shak. ``Remember all his virtues.'' --Addison. 7. Specifically: Chastity; purity; especially, the chastity of women; virginity. H. I believe the girl has virtue. M. And if she has, I should be the last man in the world to attempt to corrupt it. --Goldsmith. 8. pl. One of the orders of the celestial hierarchy. Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers. --Milton. Cardinal virtues. See under Cardinal, a. In, or By, virtue of, through the force of; by authority of. ``He used to travel through Greece by virtue of this fable, which procured him reception in all the towns.'' --Addison. ``This they shall attain, partly in virtue of the promise made by God, and partly in virtue of piety.'' --Atterbury. Theological virtues, the three virtues, faith, hope, and charity. See --1 Cor. xiii. 13.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Point Point, n. [F. point, and probably also pointe, L. punctum, puncta, fr. pungere, punctum, to prick. See Pungent, and cf. Puncto, Puncture.] 1. That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin. 2. An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; -- called also pointer. 3. Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore line. 4. The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick. 5. An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed. Specifically: (Geom.) That which has neither parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has neither length, breadth, nor thickness, -- sometimes conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of which a line is conceived to be produced. 6. An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant; hence, the verge. When time's first point begun Made he all souls. --Sir J. Davies. 7. A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence, figuratively, an end, or conclusion. And there a point, for ended is my tale. --Chaucer. Commas and points they set exactly right. --Pope. 8. Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative position, or to indicate a transition from one state or position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by tenpoints. ``A point of precedence.'' --Selden. ``Creeping on from point to point.'' --Tennyson. A lord full fat and in good point. --Chaucer. 9. That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as, the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story, etc. He told him, point for point, in short and plain. --Chaucer. In point of religion and in point of honor. --Bacon. Shalt thou dispute With Him the points of liberty ? --Milton. 10. Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp., the proposition to be established; as, the point of an anecdote. ``Here lies the point.'' --Shak. They will hardly prove his point. --Arbuthnot. 11. A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio. This fellow doth not stand upon points. --Shak. [He] cared not for God or man a point. --Spenser. 12. (Mus.) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time; as: (a) (Anc. Mus.) A dot or mark distinguishing or characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a tune. ``Sound the trumpet -- not a levant, or a flourish, but a point of war.'' --Sir W. Scott. (b) (Mod. Mus.) A dot placed at the right hand of a note, to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half, as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a half note equal to three quarter notes. 13. (Astron.) A fixed conventional place for reference, or zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere, and named specifically in each case according to the position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points, etc. See Equinoctial Nodal. 14. (Her.) One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon. 15. (Naut.) (a) One of the points of the compass (see Points of the compass, below); also, the difference between two points of the compass; as, to fall off a point. (b) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef. 16. (Anc. Costume) A a string or lace used to tie together certain parts of the dress. --Sir W. Scott. 17. Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels point. See Point lace, below. 18. pl. (Railways) A switch. [Eng.] 19. An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer. [Cant, U. S.] 20. (Cricket) A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman. 21. The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game; as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer. 22. (Type Making) A standard unit of measure for the size of type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica type. See Point system of type, under Type. 23. A tyne or snag of an antler. 24. One of the spaces on a backgammon board. 25. (Fencing) A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point. Note: The word point is a general term, much used in the sciences, particularly in mathematics, mechanics, perspective, and physics, but generally either in the geometrical sense, or in that of degree, or condition of change, and with some accompanying descriptive or qualifying term, under which, in the vocabulary, the specific uses are explained; as, boiling point, carbon point, dry point, freezing point, melting point, vanishing point, etc. At all points, in every particular, completely; perfectly. --Shak. At point, In point, At, In, or On, the point, as near as can be; on the verge; about (see About, prep., 6); as, at the point of death; he was on the point of speaking. ``In point to fall down.'' --Chaucer. ``Caius Sidius Geta, at point to have been taken, recovered himself so valiantly as brought day on his side.'' --Milton. Dead point. (Mach.) Same as Dead center, under Dead. Far point (Med.), in ophthalmology, the farthest point at which objects are seen distinctly. In normal eyes the nearest point at which objects are seen distinctly; either with the two eyes together (binocular near point), or with each eye separately (monocular near point). Nine points of the law, all but the tenth point; the greater weight of authority. On the point. See At point, above. Point lace, lace wrought with the needle, as distinguished from that made on the pillow. Point net, a machine-made lace imitating a kind of Brussels lace (Brussels ground). Point of concurrence (Geom.), a point common to two lines, but not a point of tangency or of intersection, as, for instance, that in which a cycloid meets its base. Point of contrary flexure, a point at which a curve changes its direction of curvature, or at which its convexity and concavity change sides. Point of order, in parliamentary practice, a question of order or propriety under the rules. Point of sight (Persp.), in a perspective drawing, the point assumed as that occupied by the eye of the spectator. Point of view, the relative position from which anything is seen or any subject is considered. Points of the compass (Naut.), the thirty-two points of division of the compass card in the mariner's compass; the corresponding points by which the circle of the horizon is supposed to be divided, of which the four marking the directions of east, west, north, and south, are called cardinal points, and the rest are named from their respective directions, as N. by E., N. N. E., N. E. by N., N. E., etc. See Illust. under Compass. Point paper, paper pricked through so as to form a stencil for transferring a design. Point system of type. See under Type. Singular point (Geom.), a point of a curve which possesses some property not possessed by points in general on the curve, as a cusp, a point of inflection, a node, etc. To carry one's point, to accomplish one's object, as in a controversy. To make a point of, to attach special importance to. To make, or gain, a point, accomplish that which was proposed; also, to make advance by a step, grade, or position. To mark, or score, a point, as in billiards, cricket, etc., to note down, or to make, a successful hit, run, etc. To strain a point, to go beyond the proper limit or rule; to stretch one's authority or conscience. Vowel point, in Hebrew, and certain other Eastern and ancient languages, a mark placed above or below the consonant, or attached to it, representing the vowel, or vocal sound, which precedes or follows the consonant.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hem Hem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hemmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Hemming.] 1. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of. --Wordsworth. 2. To border; to edge All the skirt about Was hemmed with golden fringe. --Spenser. To hem about, around, or in, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. ``With valiant squadrons round about to hem.'' --Fairfax. ``Hemmed in to be a spoil to tyranny.'' --Daniel. To hem out, to shut out. ``You can not hem me out of London.'' --J. Webster.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

In In, prep. [AS. in; akin to D. & G. in, Icel. [=i], Sw. & Dan. i, OIr. & L. in, Gr. 'en. [root]197. Cf. 1st In-, Inn.] The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing, either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes is interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and among. It is used: 1. With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston; he traveled in Italy; castles in the air. The babe lying in a manger. --Luke ii. 16. Thy sun sets weeping in the lowly west. --Shak. Situated in the forty-first degree of latitude. --Gibbon. Matter for censure in every page. --Macaulay. 2. With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light. ``Fettered in amorous chains.'' --Shak. Wrapt in sweet sounds, as in bright veils. --Shelley. 3. With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first regiment in the army. Nine in ten of those who enter the ministry. --Swift. 4. With reference to physical surrounding, personal states, etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is in darkness; to live in fear. When shall we three meet again, In thunder, lightning, or in rain? --Shak. 5. With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in one's favor. ``In sight of God's high throne.'' --Milton. Sounds inharmonious in themselves, and harsh. --Cowper. 6. With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as, to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in death; to put our trust in God. He would not plunge his brother in despair. --Addison. She had no jewels to deposit in their caskets. --Fielding. 7. With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it happened in the last century; in all my life. In as much as, or Inasmuch as, in the degree that; in like manner as; in consideration that; because that; since. See Synonym of Because, and cf. For as much as, under For, prep. In that, because; for the reason that. ``Some things they do in that they are men . . .; some things in that they are men misled and blinded with error.'' --Hooker. In the name of, in behalf of; on the part of; by authority; as, it was done in the name of the people; -- often used in invocation, swearing, praying, and the like. To be in for it. (a) To be in favor of a thing; to be committed to a course. (b) To be unable to escape from a danger, penalty, etc. [Colloq.] To be (or keep) in with. (a) To be close or near; as, to keep a ship in with the land. (b) To be on terms of friendship, familiarity, or intimacy with; to secure and retain the favor of. [Colloq.] Syn: Into; within; on; at. See At.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

In In, n. Note: [Usually in the plural.] 1. One who is in office; -- the opposite of out. 2. A re["e]ntrant angle; a nook or corner. Ins and outs, nooks and corners; twists and turns.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

In In, v. t. To inclose; to take in; to harvest. [Obs.] He that ears my land spares my team and gives me leave to in the crop. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

In In, adv. 1. Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the representative of an adverbial phrase, the context indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e., into the house). Their vacation . . . falls in so pat with ours. --Lamb. Note: The sails of a vessel are said, in nautical language, to be in when they are furled, or when stowed. In certain cases in has an adjectival sense; as, the in train (i. e., the incoming train); compare up grade, down grade, undertow, afterthought, etc. 2. (Law) With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. --Burrill. In and in breeding. See under Breeding. In and out (Naut.), through and through; -- said of a through bolt in a ship's side. --Knight. To be in, to be at home; as, Mrs. A. is in. To come in. See under Come.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

I. POSITION OR MOVEMENT Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. Note: In addition to the uses shown below, 'in' is used after some verbs, nouns, and adjectives in order to introduce extra information. 'In' is also used with verbs of movement such as 'walk' and 'push', and in phrasal verbs such as 'give in' and 'dig in'. 1. Someone or something that is in something else is enclosed by it or surrounded by it. If you put something in a container, you move it so that it is enclosed by the container. He was in his car. ...clothes hanging in the wardrobe... PREP 2. If something happens in a place, it happens there. We spent a few days in a hotel... He had intended to take a holiday in America... PREP 3. If you are in, you are present at your home or place of work. My flatmate was in at the time... ? out ADV: be ADV 4. When someone comes in, they enter a room or building. She looked up anxiously as he came in... They shook hands and went in. ADV: ADV after v 5. If a train, boat, or plane has come in or is in, it has arrived at a station, port, or airport. We'd be watching every plane coming in from Melbourne... Look. The train's in. We'll have to run for it now. ADV: ADV after v, be ADV 6. When the sea or tide comes in, the sea moves towards the shore rather than away from it. She thought of the tide rushing in, covering the wet sand... ? out ADV: ADV after v, be ADV 7. Something that is in a window, especially a shop window, is just behind the window so that you can see it from outside. There was a camera for sale in the window. PREP 8. When you see something in a mirror, the mirror shows an image of it. I couldn't bear to see my reflection in the mirror... PREP 9. If you are dressed in a piece of clothing, you are wearing it. He was a big man, smartly dressed in a suit and tie. PREP: oft -ed PREP n 10. Something that is covered or wrapped in something else has that thing over or round its surface. His legs were covered in mud. PREP: oft -ed PREP n 11. If there is something such as a crack or hole in something, there is a crack or hole on its surface. There was a deep crack in the ceiling above him. PREP II. INCLUSION OR INVOLVEMENT Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. If something is in a book, film, play, or picture, you can read it or see it there. Don't stick too precisely to what it says in the book. PREP 2. If you are in something such as a play or a race, you are one of the people taking part. Alf offered her a part in the play he was directing... More than fifteen thousand people took part in the memorial service. PREP 3. Something that is in a group or collection is a member of it or part of it. The New England team are the worst in the league. PREP 4. You use in to specify a general subject or field of activity. ...those working in the defence industry. ...future developments in medicine. PREP III. TIME AND NUMBERS Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. If something happens in a particular year, month, or other period of time, it happens during that time. ...that early spring day in April 1949... Export orders improved in the last month... In the evening, the people assemble in the mosques... PREP 2. If something happens in a particular situation, it happens while that situation is going on. His father had been badly wounded in the last war. ...issues you struggle with in your daily life. PREP 3. If you do something in a particular period of time, that is how long it takes you to do it. He walked two hundred and sixty miles in eight days. PREP: PREP amount 4. If something will happen in a particular length of time, it will happen after that length of time. I'll have some breakfast ready in a few minutes... They'll be back in six months. PREP: PREP amount 5. You use in to indicate roughly how old someone is. For example, if someone is in their fifties, they are between 50 and 59 years old. ...young people in their twenties. PREP: PREP poss pl-num 6. You use in to indicate roughly how many people or things do something. ...men who came there in droves... PREP: oft PREP num 7. You use in to express a ratio, proportion, or probability. Last year, one in five boys left school without a qualification... PREP: num PREP num IV. STATES AND QUALITIES Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. If something or someone is in a particular state or situation, that is their present state or situation. The economy was in trouble... Dave was in a hurry to get back to work... Their equipment was in poor condition... PREP: v-link PREP n 2. You use in to indicate the feeling or desire which someone has when they do something, or which causes them to do it. Simpson looked at them in surprise... Chris was weeping in anger and grief... PREP 3. If a particular quality or ability is in you, you naturally have it. Violence is not in his nature... PREP: oft PREP pron to-inf 4. You use in when saying that someone or something has a particular quality. He had all the qualities I was looking for in a partner... 'I don't agree,' she said, surprised at the strength in her own voice... PREP 5. You use in to indicate how someone is expressing something. Information is given to the patient verbally and in writing. ...lessons in languages other than Spanish. PREP 6. You use in in expressions such as in a row or in a ball to describe the arrangement or shape of something. The cards need to be laid out in two rows... Her ear, shoulder and hip are in a straight line... PREP 7. If something is in a particular colour, it has that colour. ...white flowers edged in pink... PREP: oft -ed PREP colour 8. You use in to specify which feature or aspect of something you are talking about. The movie is nearly two hours in length... There is a big difference in the amounts that banks charge. ...a real increase in the standard of living... PREP V. OTHER USES AND PHRASES (ins) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. 1. If you say that something is in, or is the in thing, you mean it is fashionable or popular. (INFORMAL) A few years ago jogging was the in thing... ADJ 2. You use in with a present participle to indicate that when you do something, something else happens as a result. In working with others, you find out more about yourself. PREP: PREP -ing 3. If you say that someone is in for a shock or a surprise, you mean that they are going to experience it. You might be in for a shock at the sheer hard work involved... PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n 4. If someone has it in for you, they dislike you and try to cause problems for you. (INFORMAL) The other kids had it in for me. PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n 5. If you are in on something, you are involved in it or know about it. I don't know. I wasn't in on that particular argument... PREP-PHRASE: v-link PREP n, v n PREP n 6. If you are in with a person or group, they like you and accept you, and are likely to help you. (INFORMAL) PHRASE: PHR n 7. You use in that to introduce an explanation of a statement you have just made. I'm lucky in that I've got four sisters. PHRASE 8. The ins and outs of a situation are all the detailed points and facts about it. ...the ins and outs of high finance... PHRASE: usu the PHR of n/-ing

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

A principal thing to notice about this preposition, which in the King James Version represents about 16 Hebrew and as many Greek words and prepositions, is that, in hundreds of cases (especially in the Old Testament, but frequently also in the New Testament) in the Revised Version (British and American) the rendering is changed to more exact forms ("to," "unto," "by," "upon," "at," "with," "among," "for," "throughout," etc.; compare e.g. Ge 6:16; 13:8; 17:7,9,12; 18:1; Ex 8:17; Le 1:9, etc.); while, nearly as often, "in" is substituted for divergent forms of the King James Version (e.g. Ge 2:14; 17:11; 31:54; 40:7; 49:17; Ex 8:14,24; Le 3:17; 4:2, etc.). The chief Greek preposition en, is frequently adhered to as "in" in the Revised Version (British and American) where the King James Version has other forms ("with," "among," etc.; compare "in" for "with" in John's baptism, Mt 3:11, and parallel; "in the tombs" for "among the tombs," Mr 5:3). In 2Th 2:2, "shaken in mind" in the King James Version is more correctly rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) "shaken from (apo) your mind." There are numerous such instructive changes.

James Orr

Dictionary of Ro


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