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English

Etymology

Old English ynce, from Latin uncia ‘twelfth part’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
inch

Plural
es

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

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Verb

Infinitive
to inch

Third person singular
inch

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to inch (third-person singular simple present inch, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To move very slowly (in a particular direction).
    Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.

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