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Centimeter

A unit of length equal to one hundredth (10-2) of a meter. See Table at measurement.
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Inch

The inch (symbol: in or ″) is a unit of length in the British imperial and the United States customary systems of measurement. It is equal to 1/36 yard or 1/12 of a foot.
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Centimeter

(American spelling) centimetre
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Inch

A unit of length in the US Customary and British Imperial systems, equal to 1/12 of a foot (2.54 centimeters). See Table at measurement.
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Centimeter

The hundredth part of a meter; a measure of length equal to rather more than thirty-nine hundredths (0.3937) of an inch. See Meter.
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Inch

A fall, as of rain or snow, sufficient to cover a surface to the depth of one inch.
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Centimeter

A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter
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Inch

A unit of atmospheric pressure that is equal to the pressure exerted by a one-inch column of mercury at the earth's surface at a temperature of 0°C.
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Inch

A very small degree or amount
Won't budge an inch.
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Inch

A small island.
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Inch

To move or cause to move slowly or by small degrees
Inching along through stalled traffic.
Inched the chair forward.
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Inch

An English unit of length equal to 1/12 of a foot or 2.54 cm, roughly the width of a thumb.
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Inch

(figuratively) Any very short distance.
Don't move an inch!
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Inch

Any of various similar units of length in other traditional systems of measurement.
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Inch

(meteorology) A depth of one inch on the ground, used as a measurement of rainfall.
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Inch

A depth of one inch in a glass, used as a rough measurement of alcoholic beverages.
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Inch

A small island#Noun; an islet#Noun.
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Inch

A meadow#Noun, pasture#Noun, field#Noun, or haugh#Noun.
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Inch

To advance very slowly, or by a small amount (in a particular direction).
Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.
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Inch

To drive by inches, or small degrees.
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Inch

To deal out by inches; to give sparingly.
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Inch

To humiliate; to provoke; to speak in a cocky and cheeky manner
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Inch

Cocky and cheeky
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Inch

An island; - often used in the names of small islands off the coast of Scotland, as in Inchcolm, Inchkeith, etc.
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Inch

A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc., as among mechanics. It was also formerly divided into twelve parts, called lines, and originally into three parts, called barleycorns, its length supposed to have been determined from three grains of barley placed end to end lengthwise. It is also sometimes called a prime (´), composed of twelve seconds (´´), as in the duodecimal system of arithmetic.
12 seconds (´´) make 1 inch or prime. 12 inches or primes (´) make 1 foot.
Apr 09, 2020

Inch

A small distance or degree, whether of time or space; hence, a critical moment; also used metaphorically of minor concessins in bargaining; as, he won't give an inch; give him an inch and he'll take a mile.
Beldame, I think we watched you at an inch.
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Inch

To drive by inches, or small degrees.
He gets too far into the soldier's graceAnd inches out my master.
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Inch

To deal out by inches; to give sparingly.
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Inch

To advance or retire by inches or small degrees; to move slowly; as, to inch forward.
With slow paces measures back the field,And inches to the walls.
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Inch

Measuring an inch in any dimension, whether length, breadth, or thickness; - used in composition; as, a two-inch cable; a four-inch plank.
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Inch

A unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
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Inch

A unit of measurement for advertising space
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Inch

Advance slowly, as if by inches;
He edged towards the car
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