Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Intervolve transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intervolved ; present participle & verbal noun Intervolving .] [ Prefix inter- + Latin volvere , volutum , to roll.] To involve one within another; to twist or coil together. Milton.

Interweave transitive verb [ imperfect & obsolete past participle Interwove ; past participle Interwoven ; present participle & verbal noun Interweaving .]


1. To weave together; to intermix or unite in texture or construction; to intertwine; as, threads of silk and cotton interwoven .

Under the hospitable covert nigh
Of trees thick interwoven .
Milton.

2. To intermingle; to unite intimately; to connect closely; as, to interweave truth with falsehood. Dryden.

Words interwove with sighs found out their way.
Milton.

Interwish transitive verb To wish mutually in regarded to each other. [ Obsolete] Donne.

Interworking noun The act of working in together; interweaving. Milton.

Interworld noun A world between other worlds. Holland.

Interwove, Interwoven imperfect & past participle of Interweave .

Interwreathe transitive verb To weave into a wreath; to intertwine. [ R.] Lovelace.

Intestable adjective [ Latin intestabilis : confer French intestable . See In- not, and Testable .] (Law) Not capable of making a will; not legally qualified or competent to make a testament. Blackstone.

Intestacy noun [ From Intestate .] The state of being intestate, or of dying without having made a valid will. Blackstone.

Intestate adjective [ Latin intestatus ; prefix in- not + testatus , past participle of testari to make a will: confer French intestat . See Testament .]


1. Without having made a valid will; without a will; as, to die intestate . Blackstone.

Airy succeeders of intestate joys.
Shak.

2. Not devised or bequeathed; not disposed of by will; as, an intestate estate.

Intestate noun (Law) A person who dies without making a valid will. Blackstone.

Intestinal adjective [ Confer French intestinal .] Of or pertaining to the intestines of an animal; as, the intestinal tube; intestinal digestion; intestinal ferments.

Intestinal canal . Same as Intestine , noun -- Intestinal worm (Zoology) , any species of helminth living in the intestinal canal of any animal. The species are numerous.

Intestine adjective [ Latin intestinus , from intus on the inside, within, from in in: confer French intestine . See In .]


1. Internal; inward; -- opposed to external .

Epilepsies, fierce catarrhs,
Intestine stone and ulcers.
Milton.

2. Internal with regard to a state or country; domestic; not foreign; -- applied usually to that which is evil; as, intestine disorders, calamities, etc.

Hoping here to end
Intestine war in heaven, the arch foe subdued.
Milton.

An intestine struggle . . . between authority and liberty.
Hume.

3. Depending upon the internal constitution of a body or entity; subjective.

Everything labors under an intestine necessity.
Cudworth.

4. Shut up; inclosed. [ R.] Cowper.

Intestine noun ; plural Intestines . [ Latin intestinum : confer French intestin . See Intestine , adjective ]


1. (Anat.) That part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus .

2. plural The bowels; entrails; viscera.

Large intestine (Human Anat. & Med.) , the lower portion of the bowel, terminating at the anus. It is adapted for the retention of fecal matter, being shorter, broader, and less convoluted than the small intestine ; it consists of three parts, the cæcum, colon, and rectum. -- Small intestine (Human Anat. & Med.) , the upper portion of the bowel, in which the process of digestion is practically completed. It is narrow and contorted, and consists of three parts, the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.

Intext noun The text of a book. [ R.] Herrick.

Intextine noun [ In fine + extine .] (Botany) A thin membrane existing in the pollen grains of some plants, and situated between the extine and the intine, as in Œnothera .

Intextured adjective Inwrought; woven in.

Inthirst transitive verb To make thirsty. [ Obsolete]

Inthrall transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Inthralled ; present participle & verbal noun Inthralling .] [ Confer Enthrall .] [ Written also inthral , enthral , and enthrall .] To reduce to bondage or servitude; to make a thrall, slave, vassal, or captive of; to enslave.

She soothes, but never can inthrall my mind.
Prior.

Inthrallment noun [ Written also inthralment , enthrallment .] Act of inthralling, or state of being inthralled; servitude; bondage; vassalage.

Inthrone transitive verb Same as Enthrone .

Inthrong intransitive verb To throng or collect together. [ R.] Fairfax.

Inthronization noun [ Late Latin inthronizatio .] Enthronement. Bp. Warburton.

Inthronize transitive verb [ Late Latin inthronisare , Greek .... See Enthrone .] To enthrone.

Intice transitive verb See Entice .

Intimacy noun ; plural Intimacies . [ From Intimate .] The state of being intimate; close familiarity or association; nearness in friendship.

Syn. -- Acquaintance; familiarity; fellowship; friendship. See Acquaintance .

Intimate adjective [ Formerly intime , Latin intimus , a superl. corresponding to the compar. interior : confer French intime . The form intimate is due to confusion with intimate , transitive verb See Interior .]


1. Innermost; inward; internal; deep-seated; hearty. "I knew from intimate impulse." Milton.

2. Near; close; direct; thorough; complete.

He was honored with an intimate and immediate admission.
South.

3. Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate friend.

Syn. -- Familiar; near; friendly; confidential.

Intimate noun An intimate friend or associate; a confidant. Gov. of the Tongue.

Intimate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intimated ; present participle & verbal noun Intimating .] [ Latin intimatus , past participle of intimare to put, bring, drive, or press into, to announce, make known, from intimus the inmost. See Intimate , adjective ]


1. To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known. [ Obsolete]

He, incontinent, did proclaim and intimate open war.
E. Hall.

So both conspiring 'gan to intimate
Each other's grief.
Spenser.

2. To suggest obscurely or indirectly; to refer to remotely; to give slight notice of; to hint; as, he intimated his intention of resigning his office.

The names of simple ideas and substances, with the abstract ideas in the mind, intimate some real existence, from which was derived their original pattern.
Locke.

Intimately adverb In an intimate manner.

Intimation noun [ Latin intimatio : confer French intimation .]


1. The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.

2. Announcement; declaration. Macaulay.

They made an edict with an intimation that whosoever killed a stork, should be banished.
Holland.

3. A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.

Without mentioning the king of England, or giving the least intimation that he was sent by him.
Bp. Burnet.

Intime adjective [ See Intimate , adjective ] Inward; internal; intimate. [ Obsolete] Sir K. Digby.

Intimidate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intimidated ; present participle & verbal noun Intimidating .] [ Late Latin intimidatus , past participle of intimidare to frighten; prefix in- in + timidus fearful, timid: confer French intimider . See Timid .] To make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.

Now guilt, once harbored in the conscious breast,
Intimidates the brave, degrades the great.
Johnson.

Syn. -- To dishearten; dispirit; abash; deter; frighten; terrify; daunt; cow.

Intimidation noun [ Confer French intimidation .] The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were kept from the polls by intimidation .

The king carried his measures in Parliament by intimidation .
Paley.

Intimidatory adjective Tending or serving to intimidate.

Intinction noun [ Latin intinctio , from intingere to dip in; prefix in- in + tingere to tinge.]


1. The act of tingeing or dyeing. Blount.

2. (Eccl.) A method or practice of the administration of the sacrament by dipping the bread or wafer in the wine and administering both together.

Intinctivity noun [ Prefix in- not + Latin tinctus , past participle of tingere to tinge] The want of the quality of coloring or tingeing other bodies. Kirwan.

Intine noun [ Latin intus within. Confer Extine .] (Botany) A transparent, extensible membrane of extreme tenuity, which forms the innermost coating of grains of pollen.

Intire adjective , In*tire"ly adverb See Entire , adjective , Entirely , adverb

Intitle transitive verb See Entitle .

Intitule transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Intituled ; present participle & verbal noun Intituling .] [ Confer French intituler . See Entitle .] To entitle; to give a title to. Selden.

Into preposition [ In + to .] To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.


1. Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; -- following verbs expressing motion; as, come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another; water enters into the fine vessels of plants.

2. Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look into a letter or book; to look into an apartment.

3. Indicating insertion; as, to infuse more spirit or animation into a composition.

4. Denoting inclusion; as, put these ideas into other words.

5. Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or state to another; as, compound substances may be resolved into others which are more simple; ice is convertible into water, and water into vapor; men are more easily drawn than forced into compliance; we may reduce many distinct substances into one mass; men are led by evidence into belief of truth, and are often enticed into the commission of crimes; she burst into tears; children are sometimes frightened into fits; all persons are liable to be seduced into error and folly.

Compare In .

Intolerability noun The quality of being intolerable; intolerableness. [ R.]

Intolerable adjective [ French intolérable , Latin intolerabilis . See In- not, and Tolerable .]


1. Not tolerable; not capable of being borne or endured; not proper or right to be allowed; insufferable; insupportable; unbearable; as, intolerable pain; intolerable heat or cold; an intolerable burden.

His insolence is more intolerable
Than all the princes in the land beside.
Shak.

4. Enormous.

This intolerable deal of sack.
Shak.

-- In*tol"er*a*ble*ness , noun -- In*tol"er*a*bly , adverb

Intolerance (ĭn*tŏl"ẽr* a ns) noun [ Latin intolerantia impatience, unendurableness: confer French intolérance .]


1. Want of capacity to endure; as, intolerance of light.

2. The quality of being intolerant; refusal to allow to others the enjoyment of their opinions, chosen modes of worship, and the like; want of patience and forbearance; illiberality; bigotry; as, intolerance shown toward a religious sect.

These few restrictions, I hope, are no great stretches of intolerance , no very violent exertions of despotism.
Burke.

Intolerancy noun Intolerance. Bailey.

Intolerant adjective [ Latin intolerans , -antis : confer French intolérant . See In- not, and Tolerant .]


1. Not enduring; not able to endure.

The powers of human bodies being limited and intolerant of excesses.
Arbuthnot.

2. Not tolerating difference of opinion or sentiment, especially in religious matters; refusing to allow others the enjoyment of their opinions, rights, or worship; unjustly impatient of the opinion of those disagree with us; not tolerant; unforbearing; bigoted.

Religion, harsh, intolerant , austere,
Parent of manners like herself severe.
Cowper.

Intolerant noun An intolerant person; a bigot.

Intolerantly adverb In an intolerant manner.

Intolerated adjective Not tolerated.