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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
in
adv
  1. to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door"
    Synonym(s): in, inwards, inward
adj
  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
    Synonym(s): indium, In, atomic number 49
  3. a state in midwestern United States
    Synonym(s): Indiana, Hoosier State, IN
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   In- \In-\ [See {In}, prep. Cf. {Em-}, {En-}.]
      A prefix from Eng. prep. in, also from Lat. prep. in, meaning
      in, into, on, among; as, inbred, inborn, inroad; incline,
      inject, intrude. In words from the Latin, in- regularly
      becomes il- before l, ir- before r, and im- before a labial;
      as, illusion, irruption, imblue, immigrate, impart. In- is
      sometimes used with an simple intensive force.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   In- \In-\ [L. in-; akin to E. un-. See {Un-}.]
      An inseparable prefix, or particle, meaning not, non-, un-
      as, inactive, incapable, inapt. In- regularly becomes il-
      before l, ir- before r, and im- before a labial.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   In \In\, prep. [AS. in; akin to D. & G. in, Icel. [c6], 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.
            [bd]Fettered in amorous chains.[b8] --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. [bd]In sight of God's high throne.[b8]
            --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. [bd]Some things they
            do in that they are men . . .; some things in that they
            are men misled and blinded with error.[b8] --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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   -in \-in\
      A suffix. See the Note under {-ine}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   In \In\, n.
  
      Note: [Usually in the plural.]
      1. One who is in office; -- the opposite of {out}.
  
      2. A re[89]ntrant angle; a nook or corner.
  
      {Ins and outs}, nooks and corners; twists and turns.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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. [bd]The very virtue of
            compassion.[b8] --Shak. [bd]Remember all his virtues.[b8]
            --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. [bd]He used to travel through Greece by
            virtue of this fable, which procured him reception in all
            the towns.[b8] --Addison. [bd]This they shall attain,
            partly in virtue of the promise made by God, and partly in
            virtue of piety.[b8] --Atterbury.
  
      {Theological virtues}, the three virtues, faith, hope, and
            charity. See --1 Cor. xiii. 13.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cadaverine \Ca*dav"er*ine\, n. Also -in \-in\ . [From
      {Cadaver}.] (Chem.)
      A sirupy, nontoxic ptomaine, {C5H14N2} (chemically
      pentamethylene diamine), formed in putrefaction of flesh,
      etc.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Tetrazine \Tet*raz"ine\, n. Also -in \-in\ . [Tetrazo- + -ine.]
      (Chem.)
      A hypothetical compound, {C2H2N4} which may be regarded as
      benzene with four {CH} groups replaced by nitrogen atoms;
      also, any of various derivatives of the same. There are three
      isomeric varieties.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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. [bd]A point of precedence.[b8] --Selden.
            [bd]Creeping on from point to point.[b8] --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. [bd]Here lies the point.[b8] --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. [bd]Sound the trumpet -- not a levant, or a
                  flourish, but a point of war.[b8] --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. [bd]In point to fall down.[b8] --Chaucer.
            [bd]Caius Sidius Geta, at point to have been taken,
            recovered himself so valiantly as brought day on his
            side.[b8] --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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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. [bd]With valiant squadrons round
            about to hem.[b8] --Fairfax. [bd]Hemmed in to be a spoil
            to tyranny.[b8] --Daniel.
  
      {To hem out}, to shut out. [bd]You can not hem me out of
            London.[b8] --J. Webster.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   in
  
      The {country code} for India.
  
      (1999-01-27)
  
  
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