Definition of Inch in English :

Define Inch in English

Inch meaning in English

Meaning of Inch in English

Pronunciation of Inch in English

Inch pronunciation in English

Pronounce Inch in English


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1. in, inch

a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot

2. column inch, inch

a unit of measurement for advertising space


3. edge, inch

advance slowly, as if by inches

Example Sentences:
'He edged towards the car'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of inch
a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot or 0.0254 metre
2. meteorology
an amount of precipitation that would cover a surface with water one inch deep
five inches of rain fell in January
a unit of pressure equal to a mercury column one inch high in a barometer
a very small distance, degree, or amount
4.  every inch
5.  inch by inch
6.  within an inch of
to move or be moved very slowly or in very small steps
the car inched forward
8. (transitive; foll by out)
to defeat (someone) by a very small margin
Scottish and Irish
a small island

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see synonyms of inch
a unit of length in the FPS system, equal to 112 foot (2.54 cm)
symbol, ″: abbrev. in
a fall (of rain, snow, etc.) equal to the amount that would cover a surface to the depth of one inch
a unit of pressure as measured by a barometer or manometer, equal to the pressure balanced by the weight on a one-inch column of liquid, usually mercury, in the instrument
a very small amount, degree, or distance; trifle; bit
verb transitive, verb intransitive
to move by inches or degrees; move very slowly
in Scotland and Ireland, an isolated piece of land, as a small island or hill

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of inch
n. Abbr. in or in.
1. A unit of length in the US Customary and British Imperial systems, equal to 1/12 of a foot (2.54 centimeters). See Table at measurement.
2. A fall, as of rain or snow, sufficient to cover a surface to the depth of one inch.
3. A unit of atmospheric pressure that is equal to the pressure exerted by a one-inch column of mercury at the earth's surface at a temperature of 0°C.
4. A very small degree or amount: won't budge an inch.
intr. & tr.v. inched, inch·ing, inch·es
To move or cause to move slowly or by small degrees: inching along through stalled traffic; inched the chair forward.
A small island.

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