From Middle English in, from Old English in, from Proto-Germanic *in (whence German in, Dutch in, Danish and Norwegian i), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁én, whence also Latin in, Irish i, Welsh yn, Ancient Greek ἐν (en) (modern Greek εν (en)), Old Armenian ի (i), Old Church Slavonic въ(н) (vŭ(n)), Russian в (v), Old Prussian en, Lithuanian į.
- Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
- Contained by.
- Within the bounds or limits of.
- Surrounded by; among; amidst.
- Part of; a member of; out of; from among.
- Pertaining to; with regard to.
- During (a period of time).
- Within a certain elapsed time; by the end of.
- At the end of a period of time.
- (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
- Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
- Indicating an order or arrangement.
- Denoting a state of the subject.
- Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
- Wearing (an item of clothing).
- Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
- (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
- Used to indicate a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.
in (third-person singular simple present ins, present participle inning, simple past and past participle inned)
- (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
- (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
From Middle English in, from Old English inne.
in (not comparable)
- (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
- Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
- (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.
- (Britain) Abbreviation of in aid of.
- After the beginning of something.
in (plural ins)
- A position of power or a way to get it.
- (sports) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
- A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
in (comparative more in, superlative most in)
- In fashion; popular.
- (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
- (law) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.
- (cricket) Currently batting.
- Having familiarity or involvement with somebody.
in (plural ins or in)
- Abbreviation of inch; inches.