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icker Tweet Definition of icker Like Definition of icker on Facebook
noun 
  1. a head of grain
     
ilk Tweet Definition of ilk Like Definition of ilk on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, often, derogatory, or, humorous) The kind or class of people that resemble, behave in a manner similar to, or are of the same social status as a certain person.
    • 1906 " w:Upton Sinclair, Upton Sinclair, s:The Jungle, The Jungle, Ch. 25
    • :"Hinkydink" or "Bathhouse John," or others of that , were proprietors of the most notorious dives in Chicago...
adjective 
  1. (context, Scottish, and, Northern, _, UK) The same.
     
inch Tweet Definition of inch Like Definition of inch on Facebook
noun 
  1. A unit of length equal to one-twelfth of a foot and equivalent to exactly 2.54 centimetres.
  2. (meteorology) The amount of water which would cover a surface to the depth of an inch, used as a measurement of rainfall.
  3. (figuratively) A very short distance.
"Don't move an !"
verb (inch, es)
  1. (intransitive, followed by a preposition) To move very slowly (in a particular direction).
Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.
     
incoming Tweet Definition of incoming Like Definition of incoming on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of coming in; arrival
adjective 
  1. coming (or about to come) in
  2. succeeding to an office
     
input Tweet Definition of input Like Definition of input on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something fed into a process with the intention of it shaping or affecting the outputs of that process.
verb (inputs, inputting, input)
  1. To enter data.
     

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