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1. inch

noun. ['ˈɪntʃ'] a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot.

Synonyms

  • foot
  • ft
  • em
  • ligne
  • mil
  • mesh
  • linear unit
  • pica em
  • in
  • pica

Antonyms

  • subtract
  • head
  • disengage
  • disentangle

Etymology

  • ynce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • uncia (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Inch

  • synch
  • lynch
  • in.

Example sentences of the word inch


1. Noun, singular or mass
Leave at least 1/4 inch of fat on the pork when you prepare it for smoking.

2. Adjective
Continue adding bandages until they form a shell no more than ¼ inch thick.

Quotes containing the word inch


1. I cut an inch off of every straw I see, just to make the world suck a little less.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

2. I drive around the streetsan inch away from weeping,ashamed of my sentimentality andpossible love.
- Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell

3. Hermione launched herself forwards and started punching every inch of him that she could reach.'Ouch — ow — gerroff! What the — ? Hermione — OW!'“You — complete — arse — Ronald — Weasley!”She punctuated every word with a blow: Ron backed away, shielding his head as Hermione advanced.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. inch

noun. ['ˈɪntʃ'] a unit of measurement for advertising space.

Synonyms

  • column inch
  • area unit

Antonyms

  • unfashionable
  • outgoing
  • unsuccessful

Etymology

  • ynce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • uncia (Latin)

3. inch

verb. ['ˈɪntʃ'] advance slowly, as if by inches.

Synonyms

  • edge
  • move on
  • go on
  • pass on
  • march on
  • advance

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • retreat
  • regress
  • dull

Etymology

  • ynce (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • uncia (Latin)
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