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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun in:


In is sometimes a misspelling of even, eye, for, into, is, on or with.

The word in is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun in

What does in mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • in: ins
  • In: -

  1. a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
  2. a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
  3. a state in midwestern United States

Alternative definition of the noun in


  1. A position of power or a way to get it.
  2. [context: in games] The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting

Specialised definition of the noun in

Glossary of sports

in sports such as cricket and rounders, used for indicating that a sports team or player is batting (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective in

What does in mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: inner |

  1. holding office
    • example: the in party
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • similar: successful
  2. directed or bound inward
    • examples: took the in bus | the in basket
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: incoming
  3. currently fashionable

Alternative definition of the adjective in


  1. In fashion; popular.

Specialised definition of the adjective in

Glossary of sports / golf

descriptive of the second nine holes of the course, since the golfer is generally moving in toward the clubhouse when playing those holes

Glossary of sports / tennis

descriptive of a good shot that lands in the opponent's court

Definition of the adverb in

What does in mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. to or toward the inside of
    • examples: come in | smash in the door
    • synonyms of in: inward / inwards

Alternative definition of the adverb in


  1. [context: not comparable] Located indoors, especially: at home or the office .
  2. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
  3. [sports] Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.
  4. [UK] abbreviation of in aid of.
  5. After the beginning of something.

Other definitions of in

What does in also mean?


  1. Indiana, a state of the United States of America.


IN a.k.a. Indiana is a U.S. state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America. Indiana is the 38th largest by area and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Indiana is the least extensive state in the contiguous United States west of the Appalachian Mountains. Its capital and largest city is Indianapolis. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th U.S. state on December 11, 1816.


  1. In is a musical group.
    • album: "Had To"
  2. In a.k.a. In. is a musical group.
    • album: "Nowhere Here"


In a.k.a. MAT Macedonian Airlines: MAT-Macedonian Airlines was the national flag carrier airline of the Republic of Macedonia, based in Skopje. It operated scheduled services between Skopje and Ohrid and several destinations in Europe. Its main base was Skopje Airport.


  1. "In": The Outsiders In – also known as simply In or In! – is the third studio album by the Outsiders. It is the first album released by the band that did not make the Billboard charts.
  2. "In" a.k.a. "Kiss" is a composition.
  3. "In" is a musical single of Lois Andréa.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  4. "In" is a musical album of Markus Mehr.
    • released on
  5. "In" is a musical album of Agressiva 69.
    • released on (9 years ago)


  1. "In" is a 2011 short thriller written by Jens Jonsson and directed by Adam Berg, based on the short story by Jerker Virdborg.
  2. "In" is a film directed by Peter McGennis released on April 29, 2005.


  1. IN a.k.a. The CD44 antigen is a cell-surface glycoprotein involved in cell–cell interactions, cell adhesion and migration. In humans, the CD44 antigen is encoded by the CD44 gene on Chromosome 11. CD44 has been referred to as HCAM, Pgp-1, Hermes antigen, lymphocyte homing receptor, ECM-III, and HUTCH-1.
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  2. in: .in is the Internet country code top-level domain for India. The domain is operated by INRegistry under the authority of NIXI, the National Internet Exchange of India. INRegistry was appointed by the government of India.
  3. In a.k.a. Ir Language: Ta’Oi is a Katuic dialect chain of Salavan and Sekong provinces in Laos, and in Thừa Thiên-Huế province in Vietnam.

Scrabble value of I1N1

The value of this 2-letter word is 2 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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