Inaudible In·au"di·ble adjective [ Latin inaudibilis ; prefix in- not + audire to hear: confer French unaudible . See In- not, and Audible .] Not audible; incapable of being heard; silent. -- In*au"di*ble*ness , noun -- In*au"di*bly , adverb
Inaugur In·au"gur transitive verb [ Confer French inaugurer . See Inaugurate .] To inaugurate. [ Obsolete] Latimer.
Inaugural In·au"gu·ral adjective [ Confer French inaugural .] Pertaining to, or performed or pronounced at, an inauguration; as, an inaugural address; the inaugural exercises.
Inaugural In·au"gu·ral noun An inaugural address. [ U.S.]
Inaugurate In·au"gu·rate adjective [ Latin inauguratus , past participle of inaugurare to take omens from the flight of birds (before entering upon any important undertaking); hence, to consecrate, inaugurate, or install, with such divination; prefix in- in + augurare , augurari , to augur. See Augur .] Invested with office; inaugurated. Drayton.
Inaugurate In·au"gu·rate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inaugurated
; present participle & verbal noun Inaugurating
.] 1. To introduce or induct into an office with suitable ceremonies or solemnities; to invest with power or authority in a formal manner; to install; as, to inaugurate a president; to inaugurate a king. Milton. 2. To cause to begin, esp. with formality or solemn ceremony; hence, to set in motion, action, or progress; to initiate; -- used especially of something of dignity or worth or public concern; as, to inaugurate a new era of things, new methods, etc.
As if kings did choose remarkable days to inaugurate their favors. Sir H. Wotton. 3. To celebrate the completion of, or the first public use of; to dedicate, as a statue.
[ Colloq.] 4. To begin with good omens.
[ Obsolete] Sir H. Wotton.
Inauguration In·au`gu·ra"tion noun
[ Latin inauguratio
a beginning: confer French inauguration
.] 1. The act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
At his regal inauguration , his old father resigned the kingdom to him. Sir T. Browne. 2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.
Inauguration Day In·au`gu·ra"tion Day The day on which the President of the United States is inaugurated, the 4th of March in every year next after a year divisible by four.
Inaugurator In·au"gu·ra`tor noun One who inaugurates.
Inauguratory In·au"gu·ra·to·ry adjective Suitable for, or pertaining to, inauguration. Johnson.
Inaurate In·au"rate adjective [ Latin inauratus , past participle inaurare to gild; prefix in- in + aurum gold.] Covered with gold; gilded.
Inaurate In·au"rate transitive verb To cover with gold; to gild.
Inauration In`au·ra"tion noun [ Confer French inauration .] The act or process of gilding or covering with gold.
Inauspicate In·aus"pi·cate adjective [ Latin inauspicatus ; prefix in- not + auspicatus , past participle auspicari . See Auspicate .] Inauspicious. [ Obsolete] Sir G. Buck.
Inauspicious In`aus·pi"cious adjective Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable. " Inauspicious stars." Shak. " Inauspicious love." Dryden. -- In`aus*pi"cious*ly , adverb -- In`aus*pi"cious*ness , noun
Inauthoritative In`au·thor"i·ta·tive adjective Without authority; not authoritative.
Inbarge In"barge transitive verb & i. To embark; to go or put into a barge. [ Obsolete] Drayton.
Inbeaming In"beam`ing noun Shining in. South.
Inbeing In"be`ing noun Inherence; inherent existence. I. Watts.
Inbind In·bind" transitive verb To inclose. [ Obsolete] Fairfax.
Inblown In"blown` adjective Blown in or into. [ Obsolete]
Inboard In"board` adjective & adverb 1. (Nautical) Inside the line of a vessel's bulwarks or hull; the opposite of outboard ; as, an inboard cargo; haul the boom inboard . 2. (Mech.) From without inward; toward the inside; as, the inboard stroke of a steam engine piston, the inward or return stroke.
Inborn In"born` adjective Born in or with; implanted by nature; innate; as, inborn passions. Cowper. Syn. -- Innate; inherent; natural.
Inbreak, Inbreaking In"break`, In"break`ing noun A breaking in; inroad; invasion.
Inbreathe In·breathe" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Inbreathed ; present participle & verbal noun Inbreathing .] To infuse by breathing; to inspire. Coleridge.
Inbred In"bred` adjective Bred within; innate; as, inbred worth. " Inbred sentiments." Burke.
Inbreed In·breed" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inbred
; present participle & verbal noun Inbreeding
.] [ Confer Imbreed
.] 1. To produce or generate within. Bp. Reynolds.
To inbreed and cherish . . . the seeds of virtue. Milton. 2. To breed in and in. See under Breed , intransitive verb
Inburning In"burn`ing adjective Burning within.
Her inburning wrath she gan abate. Spenser.
Inburnt In"burnt` adjective Burnt in; ineffaceable.
Her inburnt , shamefaced thoughts. P. Fletcher.
Inburst In"burst` noun A bursting in or into.
Inc Inc noun A Japanese measure of length equal to about two and one twelfth yards. [ Written also ink .]
Inca In"ca noun (a) An emperor or monarch of Peru before, or at the time of, the Spanish conquest; any member of this royal dynasty, reputed to have been descendants of the sun. (b) plural The people governed by the Incas, now represented by the Quichua tribe. Inca dove (Zoology) , a small dove ( Scardafella inca ), native of Arizona, Lower California, and Mexico.
Incage In·cage" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Incaged ; present participle & verbal noun Incaging .] [ Confer Encage .] To confine in, or as in, a cage; to coop up. [ Written also encage .] " Incaged birds." Shak.
Incagement In·cage"ment noun Confinement in, or as in, cage. [ Obsolete] Shelton.
Incalculability In·cal`cu·la·bil"i·ty noun The quality or state of being incalculable.
Incalculable In·cal"cu·la·ble adjective [ Prefix in- not + calculable : confer French incalculable .] Not capable of being calculated; beyond calculation; very great. -- In*cal"cu*la*ble*ness , noun -- In*cal"cu*la*bly , adverb
Incalescence In`ca·les"cence noun The state of being incalescent, or of growing warm. Sir T. Browne.
Incalescency In`ca·les"cen·cy noun Incalescence. Ray.
Incalescent In`ca·les"cent adjective [ Latin incalescens , -entis , present participle of incalescere to grow hot. See 1st In- , and Calescence .] Growing warm; increasing in heat.
Incameration In·cam`er·a"tion noun [ Prefix in- in + Latin camera chamber, Late Latin , also, jurisdiction: confer French incamération , Italian incamerazione .] (R. C. Ch.) The act or process of uniting lands, rights, or revenues, to the ecclesiastical chamber, i. e. , to the pope's domain.
Incan In"can adjective Of or pertaining to the Incas.
Incandescence In`can·des"cence noun [ Confer French incandescence .] A white heat, or the glowing or luminous whiteness of a body caused by intense heat.
Incandescent In`can·des"cent adjective
[ Latin incandecens
, present participle of incandescere
to become warm or hot; prefix in-
in + candescere
to become of a glittering whiteness, to become red hot, incho. from candere
to be of a glittering whiteness: confer French incandescent
. See Candle
.] White, glowing, or luminous, with intense heat; as, incandescent carbon or platinum; hence, clear; shining; brilliant.
Holy Scripture become resplendent; or, as one might say, incandescent throughout. I. Taylor. Incandescent lamp
or light (Electricity)
, a kind of lamp in which the light is produced by a thin filament of conducting material, usually carbon, contained in a vacuum, and heated to incandescence by an electric current, as in the Edison lamp; -- called also incandescence lamp , and glowlamp .
Incanescent In`ca·nes"cent adjective [ Latin incanescens , present participle incanescere to become gray.] Becoming hoary or gray; canescent.
Incanous In·ca"nous adjective [ Latin incanus ; prefix in- in + canus hoary.] (Botany) Hoary with white pubescence.
Incantation In`can·ta"tion noun [ Latin incantatio , from incantare to chant a magic formula over one: confer French incantation . See Enchant .] 1. The act or process of using formulas sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or affecting other magical results; enchantment. "Mysterious ceremony and incantation ." Burke. 2. A formula of words used as above.
Incantatory In·cant"a·to·ry adjective Dealing by enchantment; magical. Sir T. Browne.
Incanting In·cant"ing adjective Enchanting. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Herbert.
Incanton In·can"ton transitive verb To unite to, or form into, a canton or separate community. Addison.
Incapability In·ca`pa·bil"i·ty noun 1. The quality of being incapable; incapacity. Suckling. 2. (Law) Want of legal qualifications, or of legal power; as, incapability of holding an office.