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4 letters words from 'inch'


3 letters words from 'inch'


2 letters words from 'inch'

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All 4 letters words made out of inch

inch nich icnh cinh ncih cnih inhc nihc ihnc hinc nhic hnic ichn cihn ihcn hicn chin hcin nchi cnhi nhci hnci chni hcni

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Definitions and meaning of inch



  • IPA(key): /ɪntʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪntʃ

Etymology 1

From Middle English ynche, enche, from Old English ynce, borrowed from Latin uncia (twelfth part). Doublet of ounce.


inch (plural inches)

  1. A unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot, or 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. The amount of an alcoholic beverage which would fill a glass or bottle to the depth of an inch.
  4. (figuratively) A very short distance.
    "Don't move an inch!"
Derived terms
  • Japanese: インチ (inchi)
  • Korean: 인치 (inchi)


inch (third-person singular simple present inches, present participle inching, simple past and past participle inched)

  1. (intransitive, followed by a preposition) To advance very slowly, or by a small amount (in a particular direction).
    Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey", in, 1961, Franny and Zooey:
      The window blind had been lowered — Zooey had done all his bathtub reading by the light from the three-bulb overhead fixture—but a fraction of morning light inched under the blind and onto the title page of the manuscript.
  2. To drive by inches, or small degrees.
    • 1692, John Dryden, Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy
      He gets too far into the soldier's grace / And inches out my master.
  3. To deal out by inches; to give sparingly.
Derived terms

See also

  • thou
  • mil

Etymology 2

From Scottish Gaelic innis


inch (plural inches)

  1. (Scotland) A small island

Usage notes

  • Found especially in the names of small Scottish islands, e.g. Inchcolm, Inchkeith.


  • Ch'in, Chin, chin, ichn-

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of ynche

  • to move very slowly.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)