a commercial establishment that provides lodging, food, etc., for the public, especially travelers; small hotel.
(initial capital letter) British.
a river in central Europe, flowing from S Switzerland through Austria and Germany into the Danube. 320 miles (515 km) long.
a pub or small hotel providing food and accommodation
(formerly, in England) a college or hall of residence for students, esp of law, now only in the names of such institutions as the Inns of Court
a river in central Europe, rising in Switzerland in Graubünden and flowing northeast through Austria and Bavaria to join the River Danube at Passau: forms part of the border between Austria and Germany. Length: 514 km (319 miles)
Old English inn “lodging, dwelling, house,” probably from inne (adv.) “inside, within” (see in). Meaning “public house with lodging” is perhaps by c.1200, certainly by c.1400. Meaning “lodging house or residence for students” is early 13c. in Anglo-Latin, obsolete except in names of buildings that were so used (e.g. Inns of Court, mid-15c.).
in the modern sense, unknown in the East. The khans or caravanserais, which correspond to the European inn, are not alluded to in the Old Testament. The “inn” mentioned in Ex. 4:24 was just the halting-place of the caravan. In later times khans were erected for the accommodation of travellers. In Luke 2:7 the word there so rendered denotes a place for loosing the beasts of their burdens. It is rendered “guest-chamber” in Mark 14:14 and Luke 22:11. In Luke 10:34 the word so rendered is different. That inn had an “inn-keeper,” who attended to the wants of travellers.
- Inmos transputer
[verb ih-nish-ee-eyt; adjective, noun ih-nish-ee-it, -eyt] /verb ɪˈnɪʃ iˌeɪt; adjective, noun ɪˈnɪʃ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ verb (used with object), initiated, initiating. 1. to begin, set going, or originate: to initiate major social reforms. 2. to introduce into the knowledge of some art or subject. 3. to admit or accept with formal rites into an organization […]
- In name only
Also, only in name. Nominally, not actually. For example, He’s the chief executive in name only; his vice-president makes all the decisions, or Theirs was a marriage only in name; they lived on different continents. [ Late 1300s ]
[in-erdz] /ˈɪn ərdz/ noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. the internal parts of the body; entrails or viscera. 2. the internal mechanism, parts, structure, etc., of something; the interior of something: an engine’s innards. /ˈɪnədz/ plural noun (informal) 1. the internal organs of the body, esp the viscera 2. the interior parts or components […]