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ICE Tweet Definition of ICE Like Definition of ICE on Facebook
initialism or ice
  1. In Case of Emergency
  2. InterCityExpress?
  3. internal combustion engine
  4. in-car entertainment
incoming Tweet Definition of incoming Like Definition of incoming on Facebook
  1. The act of coming in; arrival
  1. coming (or about to come) in
  2. succeeding to an office
indent Tweet Definition of indent Like Definition of indent on Facebook
  1. A cut or notch in the margin of anything, or a recess like a notch.
  2. A stamp; an impression.
  3. A certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt.
  4. A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.
  1. To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.
  2. To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.
  3. To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.
  4. To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See Indentation, and Indention. Normal indent pushes in a line or paragraph. "hanging indent" pulls the line out into the margin.
  5. To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores.
  6. To be cut, notched, or dented.
  7. To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.
  8. To contract; to bargain or covenant.
See w:Indent, the Wikipedia article on indent      
inland Tweet Definition of inland Like Definition of inland on Facebook
  1. The interior part of a country. Shakespeare
  1. Within the land; more or less remote from the ocean or from open water; interior; as, an inland town.
    • This wide sea. Spenser.
  2. From regions to the distant main. Cowper.
  3. Limited to the land, or to inland routes; within the seashore boundary; not passing on, or over, the sea; as, inland transportation, commerce, navigation, etc.
  4. Confined to a country or state; domestic; not foreing; as, an inland bill of exchange. See Exchange.
adverb Into, or towards, the interior, away from the coast. Cook.
  • The greatest waves of population have rolled from the east. S. Turner. (webster)
inspan Tweet Definition of inspan Like Definition of inspan on Facebook
  1. To yoke oxen.
    • 2004 H Rider Haggard. Finished p.39 Kessinger Publishing.ISBN 1419119745
      ::"I came down from the tree like a frightened wildcat and ran to the wagon thinking hard as I went. The Basutos were after us meaning to attack us as soon as there was sufficient light. There was no time to the oxen""
interfere Tweet Definition of interfere Like Definition of interfere on Facebook
verb (rfc-level, Verb at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
(interfer, ing)
  1. (intransitive) to get involved or involve oneself causing disturbance
I always try not to with other people"s personal affairs.
  1. (intransitive) (physics) (of waves) to be correlated with each other when overlap, overlapped or superpose, superposed
Correlated waves to produce interesting patterns, while uncorrelated waves overlap without interfering.
Where the radio-wave signals of the two radio stations the listener hears nothing but noise.
interval Tweet Definition of interval Like Definition of interval on Facebook
  1. A distance in space or in time.
  2. In music, an is the difference (a ratio or logarithmic measure) in pitch between two notes and often refers to those two pitches themselves (otherwise known as a dyad).
  3. In mathematics an is a connected section of the real line. It may be empty or have a length of zero.
  4. (context, mostly, british) An intermission.
  5. (cricket) Either of the two breaks, at lunch and tea, between the three sessions of a day's play
inverted comma Tweet Definition of inverted comma Like Definition of inverted comma on Facebook
  1. A quotation mark
ironmonger Tweet Definition of ironmonger Like Definition of ironmonger on Facebook
  1. (context, mostly, UK) a retailer in iron goods and hardware

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