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Inch

Inch

WordNet



noun


(1)   A unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
(2)   A unit of measurement for advertising space

verb


(3)   Advance slowly, as if by inches
"He edged towards the car"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From , from .

Noun



  1. A unit of length equal to one-twelfth of a foot and equivalent to exactly 2.54 centimetres.
  2. The amount of water which would cover a surface to the depth of an inch, used as a measurement of rainfall.
  3. A very short distance.
    "Don't move an inch!"

Verb



  1. To move very slowly (in a particular direction).
    Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.