Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Inlay transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inlaied
; present participle & verbal noun Inlaying
.] To lay within; hence, to insert, as pieces of pearl, ivory, choice woods, or the like, in a groundwork of some other material; to form an ornamental surface; to diversify or adorn with insertions.
Look, how the floor of heaven Shak.
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold.
But these things are . . . borrowed by the monks to inlay their story. Milton.
Inlay noun Matter or pieces of wood, ivory, etc., inlaid, or prepared for inlaying; that which is inserted or inlaid for ornament or variety.
Crocus and hyacinth with rich inlay Milton.
Broidered the ground.
The sloping of the moonlit sward Tennyson.
Was damask work, and deep inlay
Of braided blooms.
Inlayer noun One who inlays, or whose occupation it is to inlay.
Inleague transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inleagued
; present participle & verbal noun Inleaguing
.] To ally, or form an alliance with; to unite; to combine.
With a willingness inleague our blood Ford.
With his, for purchase of full growth in friendship.
Inleaguer transitive verb To beleaguer. Holland.
Inlet noun 1. A passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a place of ingress; entrance.
Doors and windows, inlets of men and of light. Sir H. Wotton. 2. A bay or recess, as in the shore of a sea, lake, or large river; a narrow strip of water running into the land or between islands. 3. That which is let in or inlaid; an inserted material.
is also used adjectively, as in inlet
Inlist transitive verb See Enlist .
Inlive transitive verb To animate. [ R.] B. Jonson.
Inlock transitive verb To lock in, or inclose.
Inlumine transitive verb
[ Obsolete] See Illumine .
[ Middle English inlich
, Anglo-Saxon inlīc
. See In
.] Internal; interior; secret.
Didst thou but know the inly touch of love. Shak.
Inly adverb Internally; within; in the heart. "Whereat he inly raged." Milton.
[ From Inmate
.] The state of being an inmate.
[ R.] Craig.
an associate.] One who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a fellow lodger;
esp., one of the occupants of an asylum, hospital, or prison;
by extension, one who occupies or lodges in any place or dwelling.
So spake the enemy of mankind, inclos'd Milton.
In serpent, inmate bad.
Inmate adjective Admitted as a dweller; resident; internal. [ R.] " Inmate guests." Milton.
Inmeats noun plural The edible viscera of animals, as the heart, liver, etc.
Inmesh transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inmeshed
; present participle & verbal noun Inmeshing
.] To bring within meshes, as of a net; to enmesh.
Inmew transitive verb
[ Confer Emmew
.] To inclose, as in a mew or cage.
[ R.] " Inmew
the town below." Beau. & Fl.
[ Middle English innemest
, Anglo-Saxon innemest
, a double superlative form from inne
within, from in
in. The modern form is due to confusion with most
. See In
, and confer Aftermost
.] Deepest within; farthest from the surface or external part; innermost.
And pierce the inmost center of the earth. Shak.
The silent, slow, consuming fires, Addison.
Which on my inmost vitals prey.
[ Anglo-Saxon in
, house, chamber, inn, from Anglo-Saxon in
in; akin to Icelandic inni
house. See In
.] 1. A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Therefore with me ye may take up your inn Spenser. 2. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
For this same night.
» As distinguished from a private boarding house, an inn is a house for the entertainment of all travelers of good conduct and means of payment, as guests for a brief period, not as lodgers or boarders by contract.
The miserable fare and miserable lodgment of a provincial inn . W. Irving. 3. The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn .
[ Eng.] 4. One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns . Inns of chancery (Eng.)
, colleges in which young students formerly began their law studies, now occupied chiefly by attorneys, solicitors, etc.
-- Inns of court (Eng.)
, the four societies of "students and practicers of the law of England" which in London exercise the exclusive right of admitting persons to practice at the bar; also, the buildings in which the law students and barristers have their chambers. They are the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn.
(ĭn) intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inned
(ĭnd); present participle & verbal noun Inning
.] To take lodging; to lodge.
[ R.] Addison.
Inn transitive verb 1. To house; to lodge.
When he had brought them into his city Chaucer. 2. To get in; to in. See In , transitive verb
And inned them, everich at his degree.
ĭn*nāt"; 277) adjective
[ Latin innatus
; prefix in-
in + natus
born, past participle of nasci
to be born. See Native
.] 1. Inborn; native; natural; as, innate vigor; innate eloquence. 2. (Metaph.) Originating in, or derived from, the constitution of the intellect, as opposed to acquired from experience; as, innate ideas. See A priori , Intuitive .
There is an innate light in every man, discovering to him the first lines of duty in the common notions of good and evil. South.
Men would not be guilty if they did not carry in their mind common notions of morality, innate and written in divine letters. Fleming (Origen).
If I could only show, as I hope I shall . . . how men, barely by the use of their natural faculties, may attain to all the knowledge they have, without the help of any innate impressions; and may arrive at certainty without any such original notions or principles. Locke. 3. (Botany) Joined by the base to the very tip of a filament; as, an innate anther. Gray. Innate ideas (Metaph.)
, ideas, as of God, immortality, right and wrong, supposed by some to be inherent in the mind, as a priori principles of knowledge.
Innate transitive verb To cause to exit; to call into being. [ Obsolete] "The first innating cause." Marston.
Innately adverb Naturally.
Innateness noun The quality of being innate.
Innative adjective Native. [ Obsolete] Chapman.
[ Latin innavigabilis
: confer French innavigable
. See In-
not, and Navigable
.] Incapable of being navigated; impassable by ships or vessels. Drygen.
Inne adverb & preposition In.
And eke in what array that they were inne . Chaucer.
[ Anglo-Saxon innera
, a compar. from inne
within, from in
in. See In
.] 1. Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an inner chamber. 2. Of or pertaining to the spirit or its phenomena.
This attracts the soul, Milton. 3. Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure. Inner house (Scot.)
Governs the inner man, the nobler part.
, the first and second divisions of the court of Session at Edinburgh; also, the place of their sittings.
-- Inner jib (Nautical)
, a fore-and-aft sail set on a stay running from the fore-topmast head to the jib boom.
-- Inner plate (Architecture)
, the wall plate which lies nearest to the center of the roof, in a double-plated roof.
-- Inner post (Nautical)
, a piece brought on at the fore side of the main post, to support the transoms.
-- Inner square (Carp.)
, the angle formed by the inner edges of a carpenter's square.
Innerly adverb More within. [ Obsolete] Baret.
[ A corruption of inmost
due to influence of inner
. See Inmost
.] Farthest inward; most remote from the outward part; inmost; deepest within. Prov. xviii. 8.
Innermostly adverb In the innermost place.
His ebon cross worn innermostly . Mrs. Browning.
(ĭn*nẽr"vāt) transitive verb
[ See Innerve
.] (Anat.) To supply with nerves; as, the heart is innervated by pneumogastric and sympathetic branches.
Innervation noun [ Confer French innervation .]
1. The act of innerving or stimulating. 2. (Physiol.) Special activity excited in any part of the nervous system or in any organ of sense or motion; the nervous influence necessary for the maintenance of life, and the functions of the various organs. 3. (Anat.) The distribution of nerves in an animal, or to any of its parts.
(ĭn*nẽrv") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Innerved
(- nẽrvd"); present participle & verbal noun Innerving
.] [ Prefix in-
in + nerve
.] To give nervous energy or power to; to give increased energy, force, or courage to; to invigorate; to stimulate.
Innholder noun One who keeps an inn.
Inning noun [ Anglo-Saxon innung , from in in, preposition & adverb ]
1. Ingathering; harvesting. [ Obsolete] Holland. 2. The state or turn of being in; specifically, in cricket, baseball, etc., the turn or time of a player or of a side at the bat; -- often in the plural Hence: The turn or time of a person, or a party, in power; as, the Whigs went out, and the Democrats had their innings . 3. plural Lands recovered from the sea. Ainsworth.
Innitency noun [ Latin inniti , past participle innixus , to lean upon; prefix in- in, on + niti to lean.] A leaning; pressure; weight. [ R.] Sir T. Browne.
[ See Innitency
.] Act of leaning upon something; incumbency.
[ Obsolete] Derham.
Innkeeper noun An innholder.
[ French innocence
, Latin innocentia
. See Innocent
.] 1. The state or quality of being innocent; freedom from that which is harmful or infurious; harmlessness. 2. The state or quality of being morally free from guilt or sin; purity of heart; blamelessness.
The silence often of pure innocence Shak.
Persuades when speaking fails.
Banished from man's life his happiest life, Milton. 3. The state or quality of being not chargeable for, or guilty of, a particular crime or offense; as, the innocence of the prisoner was clearly shown. 4. Simplicity or plainness, bordering on weakness or silliness; artlessness; ingenuousness. Chaucer. Shak. Syn.
Simplicity and spotless innocence !
-- Harmlessness; innocuousness; blamelessness; purity; sinlessness; guiltlessness.
Innocency noun Innocence.
[ French innocent
, Latin innocens
; prefix in-
not + nocens
, present participle of nocere
to harm, hurt. See Noxious
.] 1. Not harmful; free from that which can injure; innoxious; innocuous; harmless; as, an innocent medicine or remedy.
The spear Pope. 2. Morally free from guilt; guiltless; not tainted with sin; pure; upright.
Sung innocent , and spent its force in air.
To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb. Shak.
I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. Matt. xxvii. 4.
The aidless, innocent lady, his wished prey. Milton. 3. Free from the guilt of a particular crime or offense; as, a man is innocent of the crime charged.
Innocent from the great transgression. Ps. xix. 13. 4. Simple; artless; foolish. Shak. 5. Lawful; permitted; as, an innocent trade. 6. Not contraband; not subject to forfeiture; as, innocent goods carried to a belligerent nation. Innocent party (Law)
, a party who has not notice of a fact tainting a litigated transaction with illegality. Syn.
-- Harmless; innoxious; innoffensive; guiltless; spotless; immaculate; pure; unblamable; blameless; faultless; guileless; upright.
Innocent noun 1. An innocent person; one free from, or unacquainted with, guilt or sin. Shak. 2. An unsophisticated person; hence, a child; a simpleton; an idiot. B. Jonson.
In Scotland a natural fool was called an innocent . Sir W. Scott. Innocents' day (Eccl.)
, Childermas day.
Innocently adverb In an innocent manner.
Innocuity noun Innocuousness.
[ Latin innocuus
not + nocuus
hurtful, from nocere
to hurt. See Innocent
.] Harmless; producing no ill effect; innocent.
A patient, innocuous , innocent man. Burton.
Where the salt sea innocuously breaks. Wordsworth.
Innodate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Innodated
; present participle & verbal noun Innodating
.] [ Latin innodatus
, past participle of innodare
; prefix in-
in + nodus
knot.] To bind up, as in a knot; to include.
[ Obsolete] Fuller.