Dictionary: IN-TI-MA'TION – IN-TONE'

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IN-TI-MA'TION, n. [Fr. from intimate.]

Hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a declaration or remark communicating imperfect information. Our friend left us without giving any previous intimation of his design.

IN'TIME, a. [L. intimus.]

Inward; internal. [Not used.] Digby.

IN-TIM'I-DATE, v.t. [Fr. intimider; in and L. timidus, fearful; timeo, to fear.]

To make fearful; to inspire with fear; to dishearten; to abash. Now guilt once harbor'd in the conscious breast, / Intimidates the brave, degrades the great. Irene.


Made fearful; abashed.


Making fearful; abashing.


The act of making fearful; the state of being abashed. it.

IN-TINC-TIV'I-TY, n. [L. in and tinctus, dipped, stained.]

The want of the quality of coloring or tinging other bodies. Fuller's earth is distinguished from colorific earths by its intinctivity. Kirwan.

IN-TIRE', or IN-TIRE'LY, a. [or adv. See ENTIRE and its derivatives.]

IN-TI'TLE, v.t. [See ENTITLE.]

IN'TO, prep. [in and to.]

  1. Noting entrance or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts. It follows verbs expressing motion. Come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another. Water enters into the fine vessels of plants.
  2. Noting penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to it. Look into a letter or book; look into an apartment.
  3. Noting insertion. Infuse more spirit or animation into the composition.
  4. Noting mixture. Put other ingredients into the compound.
  5. Noting inclusion. Put these ideas into other words.
  6. Noting the passing of a thing from one form or state to another. Compound substances may be resolved into others which are more simple; ice is convertible into water, and water into vapor. Men are more easily drawn than forced into compliance. We reduce many distinct substances into one mass. We are led by evidence into belief of truth. Men are often enticed into the commission of crimes. Children are sometimes frightened into fits, and we are all liable to be seduced into error and folly.

IN-TOL'ER-A-BLE, a. [Fr. from L. intolerabilis; in and tolerabilis, tolero, to bear.]

  1. Not to be borne; that can not be endured; as, intolerable pain; intolerable heat or cold; intolerable burden.
  2. Insufferable; as, intolerable laziness.


The quality of being not tolerable or sufferable.


To a degree beyond endurance; as, intolerably cold; intolerably abusive.

IN-TOL'ER-ANCE, n. [from intolerant.]

Want of toleration; the not enduring at all or not suffering to exist without persecution; as, the intolerance of a prince or a church toward a religious sect. Burke.

IN-TOL'ER-ANT, a. [Fr. from L. in and tolero, to endure.]

  1. Not enduring; not able to endure. The powers of the human body being limited and intolerant of excesses. Arbuthnot.
  2. Not enduring difference of opinion or worship; refusing to tolerate others in the enjoyment of their opinions, rights and worship.


One who does not favor toleration. Lowth.


Not tolerantly; not indulgently.


Not endured; not tolerated. Chesterfield.


Intolerance; refusal to tolerate others in their opinions or worship. Chesterfield.

IN-TOMB', v.t. [intoom'. in and tomb.]

To deposit in a tomb; to bury. Dryden.

IN-TOMB'ED, pp. [intoom'ed.]

Deposited in a tomb; buried.

IN-TOMB'ING, ppr. [intoom'ing.]

Depositing in a tomb; interring.

IN'TO-NATE, v.i. [L. intono, intonatus; in and tono, to sound or thunder.]

  1. To sound; to sound the notes of the musical scale.
  2. To thunder.


  1. In music, the action of sounding the notes of the scale with the voice, or any other given order of musical tones. Encyc.
  2. The manner of sounding or tuning the notes of a musical scale.
  3. In speaking, the modulation of the voice in expression.

IN-TONE', v.i. [L. intono, supra.]

To utter a sound, or a deep protracted sound. Ass intones to ass. Pope.