What does the word inch mean?

Usage examples for inch

  1. That was 'within an inch of your life, ' as they say. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. When it reached his hand, he saw to his joy, that the key was a good inch nearer. – The Great Drought by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  3. He did not believe that the man was dying, and he did not intend to step aside one inch from the position he had taken. – The Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston