5 letter word starting with i

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
iambi plural of Iambus
icing present participle & vb. noun of Ice, A coating or covering resembling ice, as of sugar and milk or white of egg; frosting.
ichor noun An ethereal fluid that supplied the place of blood in the veins of the gods., A thin, acrid, watery discharge from an ulcer, wound, etc.
icily adverb In an icy manner; coldly.
ickle noun An icicle.
ictic adjective Pertaining to, or caused by, a blow; sudden; abrupt.
ictus noun The stress of voice laid upon accented syllable of a word. Cf. Arsis., A stroke or blow, as in a sunstroke, the sting of an insect, pulsation of an artery, etc.
ideas plural of Idea
ideal adjective Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge., Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty., Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal., Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy., Imaginary., A mental conception regarded as a standard of perfection; a model of excellence, beauty, etc.
ideat noun Alt. of Ideate
ideo- A combining form from the Gr. /, an idea.
idio- A combining form from the Greek /, meaning private, personal, peculiar, distinct.
idiom noun The syntactical or structural form peculiar to any language; the genius or cast of a language., An expression conforming or appropriate to the peculiar structural form of a language; in extend use, an expression sanctioned by usage, having a sense peculiar to itself and not agreeing with the logical sense of its structural form; also, the phrase forms peculiar to a particular author., Dialect; a variant form of a language.
idiot noun A man in private station, as distinguished from one holding a public office., An unlearned, ignorant, or simple person, as distinguished from the educated; an ignoramus., A human being destitute of the ordinary intellectual powers, whether congenital, developmental, or accidental; commonly, a person without understanding from birth; a natural fool; a natural; an innocent., A fool; a simpleton; — a term of reproach.
idled imp. & past participle of Idle
idler noun One who idles; one who spends his time in inaction; a lazy person; a sluggard., One who has constant day duties on board ship, and keeps no regular watch., An idle wheel or pulley. See under Idle.
i. e. Abbreviation of Latin id est, that is.
ifere adjective Together.
igloo noun An Eskimo snow house., A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice.
ihram noun The peculiar dress worn by pilgrims to Mecca.
ileac adjective Pertaining to the ileum., See Iliac, 1.
ileum noun The last, and usually the longest, division of the small intestine; the part between the jejunum and large intestine., See Ilium.
ileus noun A morbid condition due to intestinal obstruction. It is characterized by complete constipation, with griping pains in the abdomen, which is greatly distended, and in the later stages by vomiting of fecal matter. Called also ileac, / iliac, passion.
iliac adjective Pertaining to ancient Ilium, or Troy., Pertaining to, or in the region of, the ilium, or dorsal bone of the pelvis; as, the iliac artery., See Ileac, 1.
ilial adjective Pertaining to the ilium; iliac.
ilio- A combining form used in anatomy to denote connection with, or relation to, the ilium; as, ilio-femoral, ilio-lumbar, ilio-psoas, etc.
ilium noun The dorsal one of the three principal bones comprising either lateral half of the pelvis; the dorsal or upper part of the hip bone. See Innominate bone, under Innominate.
ilkon pronoun Alt. of Ilkoon
i’ ll Contraction for I will or I shall.
image noun An imitation, representation, or similitude of any person, thing, or act, sculptured, drawn, painted, or otherwise made perceptible to the sight; a visible presentation; a copy; a likeness; an effigy; a picture; a semblance., Hence: The likeness of anything to which worship is paid; an idol., Show; appearance; cast., A representation of anything to the mind; a picture drawn by the fancy; a conception; an idea., A picture, example, or illustration, often taken from sensible objects, and used to illustrate a subject; usually, an extended metaphor., The figure or picture of any object formed at the focus of a lens or mirror, by rays of light from the several points of the object symmetrically refracted or reflected to corresponding points in such focus; this may be received on a screen, a photographic plate, or the retina of the eye, and viewed directly by the eye, or with an eyeglass, as in the telescope and microscope; the likeness of an object formed by reflection; as, to see one’s image in a mirror., To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure., To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
imago noun An image., The final adult, and usually winged, state of an insect. See Illust. of Ant-lion, and Army worm.
imaum noun Among the Mohammedans, a minister or priest who performs the regular service of the mosque., A Mohammedan prince who, as a successor of Mohammed, unites in his person supreme spiritual and temporal power.
imban verb t. To put under a ban.
imbar verb t. To bar in; to secure.
imbay verb t. See Embay.
imbed verb t. To sink or lay, as in a bed; to deposit in a partly inclosing mass, as of clay or mortar; to cover, as with earth, sand, etc.
imbow verb t. To make like a bow; to curve; to arch; to vault; to embow.
imbox verb t. To inclose in a box.
imbue verb t. To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black., To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles.
imide noun A compound with, or derivative of, the imido group; specif., a compound of one or more acid radicals with the imido group, or with a monamine; hence, also, a derivative of ammonia, in which two atoms of hydrogen have been replaced by divalent basic or acid radicals; — frequently used as a combining form; as, succinimide.
imido adjective Pertaining to, containing, or combined with, the radical NH, which is called the imido group.
immew verb t. See Emmew.
immit verb t. To send in; to inject; to infuse; — the correlative of emit.
immix verb t. To mix; to mingle.
imped imp. & past participle of Imp
impel verb t. To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to action or motion in any way.
impen verb t. To shut up or inclose, as in a pen.
imply verb t. To infold or involve; to wrap up., To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting., To refer, ascribe, or attribute.
inane adjective Without contents; empty; void of sense or intelligence; purposeless; pointless; characterless; useless., That which is void or empty.
inapt adjective Unapt; not apt; unsuitable; inept.
incan adjective Of or pertaining to the Incas.
incle noun Same as Inkle.
incog adverb Incognito.
incur verb t. To meet or fall in with, as something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to put one’s self in the way of; to expose one’s self to; to become liable or subject to; to bring down upon one’s self; to encounter; to contract; as, to incur debt, danger, displeasure/ penalty, responsibility, etc., To render liable or subject to; to occasion., To pass; to enter.
incus noun An anvil., One of the small bones in the tympanum of the ear; the anvil bone. See Ear., The central portion of the armature of the pharynx in the Rotifera.
indew verb t. To indue.
index noun That which points out; that which shows, indicates, manifests, or discloses., That which guides, points out, informs, or directs; a pointer or a hand that directs to anything, as the hand of a watch, a movable finger on a gauge, scale, or other graduated instrument. In printing, a sign used to direct particular attention to a note or paragraph; — called also fist., A table for facilitating reference to topics, names, and the like, in a book; — usually alphabetical in arrangement, and printed at the end of the volume., A prologue indicating what follows., The second digit, that next pollex, in the manus, or hand; the forefinger; index finger., The figure or letter which shows the power or root of a quantity; the exponent., To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents.
india noun A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.
indin noun A dark red crystalline substance, isomeric with and resembling indigo blue, and obtained from isatide and dioxindol.
indo- A prefix signifying Indian (i. e., East Indian); of or pertaining of India.
indol noun A white, crystalline substance, C8H7N, obtained from blue indigo, and almost all indigo derivatives, by a process of reduction. It is also formed from albuminous matter, together with skatol, by putrefaction, and by fusion with caustic potash, and is present in human excrement, as well as in the intestinal canal of some herbivora.
indow verb t. See Endow.
indri noun Any lemurine animal of the genus Indris.
indue verb t. To put on, as clothes; to draw on., To clothe; to invest; hence, to endow; to furnish; to supply with moral or mental qualities.
inept adjective Not apt or fit; unfit; unsuitable; improper; unbecoming., Silly; useless; nonsensical; absurd; foolish.
inerm adjective Alt. of Inermous
inert adjective Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert., Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless., Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect.
ineye verb t. To ingraft, as a tree or plant, by the insertion of a bud or eye; to inoculate.
infer verb t. To bring on; to induce; to occasion., To offer, as violence., To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer., To derive by deduction or by induction; to conclude or surmise from facts or premises; to accept or derive, as a consequence, conclusion, or probability; to imply; as, I inferred his determination from his silence., To show; to manifest; to prove.
infix verb t. To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in; as, to infix a sting, spear, or dart., To implant or fix; to instill; to inculcate, as principles, thoughts, or instructions; as, to infix good principles in the mind, or ideas in the memory., Something infixed.
infra adverb Below; beneath; under; after; — often used as a prefix.
ingle noun Flame; blaze; a fire; a fireplace., A paramour; a favourite; a sweetheart; an engle., To cajole or coax; to wheedle. See Engle.
ingot noun That in which metal is cast; a mold., A bar or wedge of steel, gold, or other malleable metal, cast in a mold; a mass of unwrought cast metal.
inial adjective Pertaining to the inion.
inion noun The external occipital protuberance of the skull.
inked imp. & past participle of Ink
inker noun One who, or that which, inks; especially, in printing, the pad or roller which inks the type.
inkle noun A kind of tape or braid., To guess.
inlaw verb t. To clear of outlawry or attainder; to place under the protection of the law.
inlay verb t. To lay within; hence, to insert, as pieces of pearl, iviry, choice woods, or the like, in a groundwork of some other material; to form an ornamental surface; to diversify or adorn with insertions., Matter or pieces of wood, ivory, etc., inlaid, or prepared for inlaying; that which is inserted or inlaid for ornament or variety.
inlet noun A passage by which an inclosed place may be entered; a place of ingress; entrance., A bay or recess,as in the shore of a sea, lake, or large river; a narrow strip of water running into the land or between islands., That which is let in or inland; an inserted material.
inmew verb t. To inclose, as in a mew or cage.
inned imp. & past participle of Inn
inner adjective Further in; interior; internal; not outward; as, an spirit or its phenomena., Not obvious or easily discovered; obscure.
inset verb t. To infix., That which is inserted or set in; an insertion., One or more separate leaves inserted in a volume before binding; as: (a) A portion of the printed sheet in certain sizes of books which is cut off before folding, and set into the middle of the folded sheet to complete the succession of paging; — also called offcut. (b) A page or pages of advertisements inserted.
insue verb i. See Ensue, v. i.
inter verb t. To deposit and cover in the earth; to bury; to inhume; as, to inter a dead body.
inure verb t. To apply in use; to train; to discipline; to use or accustom till use gives little or no pain or inconvenience; to harden; to habituate; to practice habitually., To pass into use; to take or have effect; to be applied; to serve to the use or benefit of; as, a gift of lands inures to the heirs.
inurn verb t. To put in an urn, as the ashes of the dead; hence, to bury; to intomb.
inust adjective Burnt in.
inwit noun Inward sense; mind; understanding; conscience.
iodal noun An oily liquid, Cl3.CHO, analogous to chloral and bromal.
iodic adjective to, or containing, iodine; specif., denoting those compounds in which it has a relatively high valence; as, iodic acid.
iodo- Alt. of Iod-
ionic adjective Of or pertaining to Ionia or the Ionians., Pertaining to the Ionic order of architecture, one of the three orders invented by the Greeks, and one of the five recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. Its distinguishing feature is a capital with spiral volutes. See Illust. of Capital., Of or pertaining to an ion; composed of ions., A foot consisting of four syllables: either two long and two short, — that is, a spondee and a pyrrhic, in which case it is called the greater Ionic; or two short and two long, — that is, a pyrrhic and a spondee, in which case it is called the smaller Ionic., A verse or meter composed or consisting of Ionic feet., The Ionic dialect; as, the Homeric Ionic., Ionic type.
i o u A paper having on it these letters, with a sum named, and duly signed; — in use in England as an acknowledgment of a debt, and taken as evidence thereof, but not amounting to a promissory note; a due bill.
iowas noun pl. A tribe of Indians which formerly occupied the region now included in the State of Iowa.
irade noun A decree of the Sultan.
irate adjective Angry; incensed; enraged.
irian adjective Of or pertaining to the iris.
irish adjective Of or pertaining to Ireland or to its inhabitants; produced in Ireland., The natives or inhabitants of Ireland, esp. the Celtic natives or their descendants., The language of the Irish; the Hiberno-Celtic., An old game resembling backgammon.
irony adjective Made or consisting of iron; partaking of iron; iron; as, irony chains; irony particles., Resembling iron taste, hardness, or other physical property., Dissimulation; ignorance feigned for the purpose of confounding or provoking an antagonist., A sort of humor, ridicule, or light sarcasm, which adopts a mode of speech the meaning of which is contrary to the literal sense of the words.
irous adjective Irascible; passionate.
isiac adjective Pertaining to the goddess Isis; as, Isiac mysteries.
islam noun The religion of the Mohammedans; Mohammedanism; Islamism. Their formula of faith is: There is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet., The whole body of Mohammedans, or the countries which they occupy.
islet noun A little island.
issue noun The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from a house., The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury., That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper., Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants., Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits., A discharge of flux, as of blood., An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part., The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial., A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of alternatives between which to choose or decide., In pleading, a single material point of law or fact depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one side and denied on the other, is presented for determination. See General issue, under General, and Feigned issue, under Feigned., To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place., To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers., To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun., To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring., To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway., To be produced as an effect or result; to grow or accrue; to arise; to proceed; as, rents and profits issuing from land, tenements, or a capital stock., To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue., In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue., To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank., To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions., To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.
istle noun Same as Ixtle.
itala noun An early Latin version of the Scriptures (the Old Testament was translated from the Septuagint, and was also called the Italic version).
itchy adjective Infected with the itch, or with an itching sensation.
iulus noun A genus of chilognathous myriapods. The body is long and round, consisting of numerous smooth, equal segments, each of which bears two pairs of short legs. It includes the galleyworms. See Chilognatha.
ivied adjective Overgrown with ivy.
ivory noun The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility., The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc., Any carving executed in ivory., Teeth; as, to show one’s ivories.
ivies plural of Ivy
ixtle noun Alt. of Ixtli
ixtli noun A Mexican name for a variety of Agave rigida, which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also pita, and Tampico fiber.
izard noun A variety of the chamois found in the Pyrenees.
izedi noun One of an Oriental religious sect which worships Satan or the Devil.