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. "Some things they do in that they are men . . . ; some things in that they are men
misled and blinded with error." 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.
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
Their vacation . . . falls in so pat with ours.Lamb.
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.
(In), n. [Usually in the plural.]
1. One who is in office; the opposite of out.
2. A reëntrant angle; a nook or corner.
Ins and outs, nooks and corners; twists and turns.
All the ins and outs of this neighborhood.D. Jerrold.
(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.
(In`a*bil"i*ty) n. [Pref. in- not + ability: cf. F. inhabileté. See Able, and cf. Unable.] The
quality or state of being unable; lack of ability; want of sufficient power, strength, resources, or capacity.
It is not from an inability to discover what they ought to do, that men err in practice.Blair.
Syn. Impotence; incapacity; incompetence; weakness; powerlessness; incapability. See Disability.
(In*a"ble) v. t. See Enable.
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