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Definition of "in" [in]

  • Within the limits, bounds, or area of: was hit in the face; born in the spring; a chair in the garden. (preposition)
  • From the outside to a point within; into: threw the letter in the wastebasket. (preposition)
  • To or at a situation or condition of: was split in two; in debt; a woman in love. (preposition)
  • Having the activity, occupation, or function of: a life in politics; the officer in command. (preposition)
  • During the act or process of: tripped in racing for the bus. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "in" in a sentence
  • "The rule as regards this is plain and simple: admit as much fresh air as you can; provided it does not _blow in_ upon you _in a stream_, and provided you are not in a state of profuse perspiration at the time; for in accordance with the"
  • "Paulson, who has large positions in gold via the GLD ETF, bragged that “in addition to maneuvering our investment strategy based on where we are in the economic cycle, a large part of our success has been based on anticipating market events before they are generally recognized."
  • "Marine base in the province until, one day soon, the American military can install him in an  “abandoned government building”  or simple  "a clump of ruins"  in that city."