Definition of in:

part of speech: preposition

Denotes presence or situation in place, time, or circumstances- within, during: by or through.

part of speech: adjective

Within; during; by; with.

part of speech: adverb

Within: not out.

part of speech: adverb

Indicates direction; as, he went in; nearness, or at home; as, my master is in; position in general in relation to surroundings, etc.

part of speech: preposition

Shows physical surrounding; as, clothed in purple; lost in the night; denotes being surrounded by activities, interests, etc.; as, in business; in trouble; in work up to his ears; signifies within a state or condition; as, still in death; in wintertime; indicates wholes; as, he was the most prominen man in town; means within; as, he lies now in his tomb; means into; as, go in the house.

part of speech: adjective

Prefix denoting negation or absence. Words compounded with it, and not found below, may be explained by adding not, or want of, to the simple word.

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