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in

in

pronunciation:
In
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: surrounded or contained by; living or located at.
They were caught in the rain.The sandwich is in the refrigerator.He lives in the city.
definition 2: during a period of time that is less than or equal to.
He finished the work in ten minutes.
definition 3: to or toward the inside of.
He got in his car.
definition 4: using; by the means of.
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.
May I come in?
antonyms:
out
definition 2: within a particular place.
Let's stay in today.
antonyms:
out
Homophone Note
The words in and inn (a small hotel) sound alike but have different meanings.