- A unit of length equal to one-twelfth of a foot and equivalent to exactly 2.54 centimetres.
- (meteorology) The amount of water which would cover a surface to the depth of an inch, used as a measurement of rainfall.
- (figuratively) A very short distance.
- "Don't move an !"
verb (inch, es)
- Dutch: haarbreed
- French: pouce
- German: Zoll
- Italian: pollice
- Spanish: pulgada
(trans-top, An unspecified but very short distance)
- (intransitive, followed by a preposition) To move very slowly (in a particular direction).
- Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.
Etymology: Old English ynce, from Latin uncia "twelfth part".
- German: sich zentimeterweise fortbewegen
- Italian: muoversi poco a poco
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