[noun in-let, -lit; verb in-let, in-let] /noun ˈɪn lɛt, -lɪt; verb ˈɪnˌlɛt, ɪnˈlɛt/
an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow; small bay or arm.
a narrow passage between islands.
a place of admission; entrance.
something put or inserted.
verb (used with object), inlet, inletting.
to put in; insert.
a narrow inland opening of the coastline
an entrance or opening
the act of letting someone or something in
something let in or inserted
verb (ɪnˈlɛt) -lets, -letting, -let
(transitive) to insert or inlay
1570s, “narrow opening into a coast, arm of the sea,” a special use of Middle English inleten “to let in” (c.1300), from in + let (v.). In this sense said by old sources to be originally a Kentish term.
inlet in·let (ĭn’lět’, -lĭt)
A passage leading into a cavity.
[in-lahy-er] /ˈɪnˌlaɪ ər/ noun, Geology. 1. an outcrop of a formation completely surrounded by rocks of younger age. /ˈɪnˌlaɪə/ noun 1. an outcrop of rocks that is entirely surrounded by younger rocks
- In like flynn
1940s slang, said to have originated in the U.S. military, perhaps from alleged sexual exploits of Hollywood actor Errol Flynn. adjective phrase Accepted; acceptable; belonging to a select group; in: ”Are you in or out right now?” ”I’m in like Flynn. Didn’t you notice the picture on my desk?” [1940s+, perhaps fr US Army Air […]
- In limbo
1. In a condition of oblivion or neglect, as in They kept her application in limbo for months. [ Early 1600s ] 2. An intermediate or transitional state, as in After his editor left the firm, his book was in limbo. [ Early 1600s ] Both usages allude to the theological meaning of limbo, that […]
[in lee-mi-ne; English in lim-uh-nee] /ɪn ˈli mɪ nɛ; English ɪn ˈlɪm ə ni/ adverb, adjective, Latin. 1. on the threshold; at the outset.