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noun
  1. A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle.
adjective
  1. related to an empire, emperor, or empress.
  2. relating to the British imperial system of measurement.
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.
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abbreviation
  1. insurance

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