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beginning with letter I
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Iapetus Tweet Definition of Iapetus Like Definition of Iapetus on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (Greek mythology) A Titan, the son of Uranus and Gaia, and father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius.
  2. (astronomy) The third largest moon of Saturn
imp Tweet Definition of imp Like Definition of imp on Facebook
noun
  1. a supernatural creature, similar to a demon but smaller and less powerful.
  2. a mischievous child.
verb
  1. (obsolete) To plant or engraft, especially (in falconry) to graft feathers into a wing
    "For, if I my wing on Thine",--Herbert (1633)
    1. To eke out, strengthen
infernal Tweet Definition of infernal Like Definition of infernal on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to hell, or the world of the dead; hellish
  2. (context, by extension) to a great fire or inferno
  3. stygian
  4. diabolical or fiendish
  5. (as an expletive) very annoying; damned (British)
IO Tweet Definition of IO Like Definition of IO on Facebook
initialism (or I/O)
  1. (computing), (electronics) input and output
  2. (grammar) Indirect Object
  3. German abbreviation for (lang, de, in Ordnung) ("all right")
Irene Tweet Definition of Irene Like Definition of Irene on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female) in regular use since the nineteenth century.
Iron Age Tweet Definition of Iron Age Like Definition of Iron Age on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An archeological term that designates the level of culture in which man used iron and the technology of iron production. Estimated to have begun in Europe about 1100 BC.
  2. Any dark or depressing era, characteristic of malice, oppression, war, poverty, suffering, etc. Opposite of golden age.
  3. A time of poor or controversial progress or achievement in a particular field, as opposed to golden age.
Ixion Tweet Definition of Ixion Like Definition of Ixion on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Greek myth that was one of the Lapithes
  2. A Kuiper Belt Object (KBO), 28978 Ixion (provisional designation 2001 KX76)

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