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in

in

pronunciation:
In
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective, noun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: used to indicate inclusion within a space or area.
He lives in the city.
similar words:
through
definition 2: used to indicate inclusion within or occurrence during a period of time.
He finished the work in ten minutes.
definition 3: used to indicate movement from one place into another.
He walked in the house.
definition 4: used to indicate manner or means.
She spoke in a loud voice.
definition 5: used to indicate change from one state or condition to another.
The boat split in two.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: to, toward, or into a place.
Let's go in.
antonyms:
out
definition 2: within a particular place.
Let's stay in today.
antonyms:
out
definition 3: having a favorable position.
She got in with the right people.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: (informal) powerful or fashionable.
the in group
similar words:
fashionable, trendy
definition 2: located within; internal.
antonyms:
off, out
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who has power or influence.
definition 2: influence, esp. through contact with someone of power or authority.
I have an in with the mayor.
Homophone Note
The words in and inn (a small hotel) sound alike but have different meanings.