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Inch appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Did Dick Pickens prick his pinkie pickling cheap cling peaches in an inch of Pinch or framing his famed French finch photos?

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The word inch is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun inch

What does inch mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: inches

  1. a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
  2. a unit of measurement for advertising space

Definition of the verb inch

What does inch mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: inched | inching | inches

  1. advance slowly, as if by inches

Alternative definition of the verb inch


  1. [intransitive, followed by a preposition] To move very slowly (in a particular direction).


Inch was a pop-punk band formed in San Diego in 1992. The group was founded by former Sub Society vocalist Michael "Stimy" Steinman and bassist Jeff Reese.


  1. "Inch" is a composition.
  2. "Inch" is a musical single of The Jesus Lizard.
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Phrases with Inch

Phrase starting with the word Inch:

  1. Inch-Perfect

Phrases ending with the word Inch:

  1. acre inch
  2. half-inch
  3. cubic inch
  4. every inch
  5. column inch
  6. square inch
  7. United Inch
  8. bits per inch
  9. Dots per inch
  10. Characters Per Inch
  11. pounds per square inch

Other phrases containing the word Inch:

  1. One-Inch Daisy
  2. In For an Inch, in For a Mile

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Inch

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Google previewSears, Roebuck Home Builder's Catalog (2012)

The Complete Illustrated 1910 Edition by Sears, Roebuck and Co.

42B4-95 Parcelain Enameled iron Rail him kitchen sinks, with 12-inch high back- an-2-inch rall rim. nickel plated ora-strainer and urunzed bracket- We can furnish the-ain-in-two-au-, but the oxo inch is the one must generally used and the size ...

Google previewCNC Programming: Principles and Applications (2009)

by Mike Mattson

COMMON LINEAR UNITS The inch is the most commonly used unit in the US . Customary system of measurement in the typical manufacturing environment. The inch is just about the right size for describing many of the regular-sized things ...

Google previewElectrical West (1902)

The miners inch is an uncertain quantity, differing ...

Google previewMission Furniture (2010)

How to Make It by H. H. Windsor

Three-eighths inch is a good thickness for the tenons. The width may be 1% in. and the length 1 in. Place the rails side by side on the bench with the joint-edges up and the ends evened. Measure off the desired length on one of them and carry ...

Google previewThe Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist, Enhanced Edition (2010)

by Margaret Lazzari

Dots per inch is a measure of resolution for printers, versus megapixels, which is a measure of resolution for cameras. For commercially—printed catalogs, brochures, or magazines, usually you need a 300 dpi file set to the specified di— ...

Google previewMath, Grade 2 (2012)

by American Education Publishing

A - |->| about 6 centimeters - about 7 centimeters about | centimeters - - about 5 centimeters O about centimeter about 2 centimeters Master Skills Moth Grade 2 60 Meosurement: Inches An inch is a unit of length in the standard measurement ...

Google previewMath, Grade 4 (2012)

by American Education Publishing

An inch is a unit of length in the standard. Master Skills Math Grade 4. 72. Review .

Google previewPicture Chord Encyclopedia (Music Instruction) (2002)

6 inch. x 9 inch. Edition by Hal Leonard Corp.

inch. x 9 inch. Edition Hal Leonard Corp. C m7 5 (C 7( 5), C min75) Csharp minor seventh, flat filth C m(maj7) (C m(+7)) Csharp minor, major seventh.

Google previewThe New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture (1981)

by Thomas H. Everett

Solitary or in pairs, the fragrant flowers, with silver and brown scales, and with perianths with tubes as long as the lobes, are succeeded by pendulous, long- stalked, scarlet, acid fruits about % inch in length. Flowers with perianth tubes much ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Length 1 inch, breadth 8 inches. Common on the shores of Britain, where it is employed as food. Brown, t. xiii. f. 3. 4. Linear, straight, cylindrical, and very thin ; hinge with a single tooth in ...

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Usage statistics about inch

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Quotes about Inch

An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.
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Scrabble value of I1N1C3H4

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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