adjective

  • 1[predicative] (of a person) present at one's home or office.

    ‘we knocked at the door but there was no one in’
    • ‘I've only been in for five minutes and I stumble across a wedding party.’
    • ‘Suffice it to say that his press conferences have all the allure of a night in with the prime minister.’
    • ‘It is now 10:00 am, and I've only been in for about 20 minutes.’
    • ‘The lads upstairs were having a sports night in with, I suspect, more than a few beers.’
    • ‘I'm not in on Monday.’
    • ‘He does little else; his idea of a good time is a night in with some scouting reports.’
    present, home, at home
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  • 2informal Fashionable.

    ‘pastels and light colors are in this year’
    ‘the in thing to do’
    • ‘This year, monochromatic colors are the in thing.’
    • ‘In addition to statement T-shirts, graphic T-shirts are in this year.’
    • ‘Way back when beards were in, mawkish mystics brought forth the concept album.’
    • ‘Luigi's was a large and crowded restaurant that was clearly the in place for the in-crowd.’
    • ‘The very in words are slammin' and rockin'.’
    • ‘He even let his membership lapse at Au Bar, the in club.’
    fashionable, in fashion, in vogue, voguish, stylish, in style, Popular, up to the minute, modern, modish, trendsetting, chic
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  • 3[predicative] (of the ball in tennis and similar games) landing within the designated playing area.

    • ‘Before I even came off the pick, I felt the shot was in.’
    • ‘I don't think I got any first serves in today.’
    • ‘As you can see, I held my finish and barely looked up even as the ball went in.’