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in prep 1 used to express the position of someone or something with regard to what encloses, surrounds or includes them or it; within • Stay in bedThey are in the parkShe's in the sixth form. 2 into • get in the carI put it in my bag. 3 after (a period of time) • Come back in an hourIt will be ready in one minute. 4 during; while • lost in transitIn running for the bus, she tripped. 5 used to express arrangement or shape • in a squarein alphabetical order. 6 from; out of something • two in every eight. 7 by the medium or means of, or using, something • sung in Italianwritten in code. 8 wearing something • the lady in reda man in a fur hat. 9 used to describe a state or manner • in a hurryin a daze. 10 used to state an occupation • She's in bankinga job in local government. 11 used to state a purpose • a party in his honourbuilt in memory of his wife. 12 said of some animals: pregnant with (young) • in calf. adverb 1 to or towards the inside; indoors • Do come in. 2 at home or work • Is John in? 3 so as to be added or included • beat in the eggs. 4 so as to enclose or conceal, or be enclosed or concealed • The fireplace was bricked in. 5 in or into political power or office. 6 in or into fashion. 7 in a good position; in favour • trying to keep in with the boss. 8 in certain games: batting. 9 into a proper, required or efficient state • run a new car in. 10 said of the tide: at its highest point; as close to the shore as it gets. 11 in compounds expressing prolonged activity, especially by large numbers of people gathered in one room or building, originally as a form of organized protest • a sit-ina work-ina teach-in. adj 1 inside; internal; inwards • Never go out of the in door. See also inner, inmost. 2 fashionable • Orange was the in colour last summerthe in thing to do. 3 in power or office • when the Tories were in. 4 especially in compounds used for receiving things coming in • an in-tray. 5 also in compounds shared by a group of people • an in-joke. be in for it or something colloq to be likely to experience some trouble or difficulty • We'll be in for it when we get homeHe's in for a rough ride. have it in for someone colloq to make trouble for them, especially because of disliking them. have it in her, him, one, etc to be capable of (doing something) • I was amazed at Jo's high dive; I didn't think she had it in her. in as far as or in so far as ... to the degree that ... (sometimes written insofar as ...) in as much as ... or inasmuch as ... because ... ; considering that ... in itself intrinsically; essentially; considered on its own • It's not much of a job in itself, but the prospects and perks are good. in on something colloq knowing about it and sharing in it • Were you in on the secret? ins and outs the complex and detailed facts of a matter; intricacies. Also called outs and ins. insomuch that or insomuch as 1 in as much as. 2 to such an extent that. in that ... for the reason that ... in with someone colloq friendly with them or in favour with them.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon.

in prep 1 used to express the position of someone or something with regard to what encloses, surrounds or includes them or it; within • Stay in bedThey are in the parkShe's in the sixth form. 2 into • get in the carI put it in my bag. 3 after (a period of time) • Come back in an hourIt will be ready in one minute. 4 during; while • lost in transitIn running for the bus, she tripped. 5 used to express arrangement or shape • in a squarein alphabetical order. 6 from; out of something • two in every eight. 7 by the medium or means of, or using, something • sung in Italianwritten in code. 8 wearing something • the lady in reda man in a fur hat. 9 used to describe a state or manner • in a hurryin a daze. 10 used to state an occupation • She's in bankinga job in local government. 11 used to state a purpose • a party in his honourbuilt in memory of his wife. 12 said of some animals: pregnant with (young) • in calf. adverb 1 to or towards the inside; indoors • Do come in. 2 at home or work • Is John in? 3 so as to be added or included • beat in the eggs. 4 so as to enclose or conceal, or be enclosed or concealed • The fireplace was bricked in. 5 in or into political power or office. 6 in or into fashion. 7 in a good position; in favour • trying to keep in with the boss. 8 in certain games: batting. 9 into a proper, required or efficient state • run a new car in. 10 said of the tide: at its highest point; as close to the shore as it gets. 11 in compounds expressing prolonged activity, especially by large numbers of people gathered in one room or building, originally as a form of organized protest • a sit-ina work-ina teach-in. adj 1 inside; internal; inwards • Never go out of the in door. See also inner, inmost. 2 fashionable • Orange was the in colour last summerthe in thing to do. 3 in power or office • when the Tories were in. 4 especially in compounds used for receiving things coming in • an in-tray. 5 also in compounds shared by a group of people • an in-joke. be in for it or something colloq to be likely to experience some trouble or difficulty • We'll be in for it when we get homeHe's in for a rough ride. have it in for someone colloq to make trouble for them, especially because of disliking them. have it in her, him, one, etc to be capable of (doing something) • I was amazed at Jo's high dive; I didn't think she had it in her. in as far as or in so far as ... to the degree that ... (sometimes written insofar as ...) in as much as ... or inasmuch as ... because ... ; considering that ... in itself intrinsically; essentially; considered on its own • It's not much of a job in itself, but the prospects and perks are good. in on something colloq knowing about it and sharing in it • Were you in on the secret? ins and outs the complex and detailed facts of a matter; intricacies. Also called outs and ins. insomuch that or insomuch as 1 in as much as. 2 to such an extent that. in that ... for the reason that ... in with someone colloq friendly with them or in favour with them.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon.

in prep 1 used to express the position of someone or something with regard to what encloses, surrounds or includes them or it; within • Stay in bedThey are in the parkShe's in the sixth form. 2 into • get in the carI put it in my bag. 3 after (a period of time) • Come back in an hourIt will be ready in one minute. 4 during; while • lost in transitIn running for the bus, she tripped. 5 used to express arrangement or shape • in a squarein alphabetical order. 6 from; out of something • two in every eight. 7 by the medium or means of, or using, something • sung in Italianwritten in code. 8 wearing something • the lady in reda man in a fur hat. 9 used to describe a state or manner • in a hurryin a daze. 10 used to state an occupation • She's in bankinga job in local government. 11 used to state a purpose • a party in his honourbuilt in memory of his wife. 12 said of some animals: pregnant with (young) • in calf. adverb 1 to or towards the inside; indoors • Do come in. 2 at home or work • Is John in? 3 so as to be added or included • beat in the eggs. 4 so as to enclose or conceal, or be enclosed or concealed • The fireplace was bricked in. 5 in or into political power or office. 6 in or into fashion. 7 in a good position; in favour • trying to keep in with the boss. 8 in certain games: batting. 9 into a proper, required or efficient state • run a new car in. 10 said of the tide: at its highest point; as close to the shore as it gets. 11 in compounds expressing prolonged activity, especially by large numbers of people gathered in one room or building, originally as a form of organized protest • a sit-ina work-ina teach-in. adj 1 inside; internal; inwards • Never go out of the in door. See also inner, inmost. 2 fashionable • Orange was the in colour last summerthe in thing to do. 3 in power or office • when the Tories were in. 4 especially in compounds used for receiving things coming in • an in-tray. 5 also in compounds shared by a group of people • an in-joke. be in for it or something colloq to be likely to experience some trouble or difficulty • We'll be in for it when we get homeHe's in for a rough ride. have it in for someone colloq to make trouble for them, especially because of disliking them. have it in her, him, one, etc to be capable of (doing something) • I was amazed at Jo's high dive; I didn't think she had it in her. in as far as or in so far as ... to the degree that ... (sometimes written insofar as ...) in as much as ... or inasmuch as ... because ... ; considering that ... in itself intrinsically; essentially; considered on its own • It's not much of a job in itself, but the prospects and perks are good. in on something colloq knowing about it and sharing in it • Were you in on the secret? ins and outs the complex and detailed facts of a matter; intricacies. Also called outs and ins. insomuch that or insomuch as 1 in as much as. 2 to such an extent that. in that ... for the reason that ... in with someone colloq friendly with them or in favour with them.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon.