See also: Ingo, INGO, Ingó, and -ingo

English Edit

Etymology Edit

in- +‎ go.

Noun Edit

ingo (plural ingoes)

  1. The frame of a door, window, fireplace, or similar structure.
    • 1969, The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club - Volume 33, Part 1:
      The ingoes of a second window in the wing of the Tower at first floor level were found in the east wall. The masonry of one of these ingoes has been incorporated in the north ingo of the large slapping at this part of the College foyer.
    • 1980, Argyll - an Inventory of the Monuments, page 204:
      The ingo of the doorway was evidently spanned with timber lintels, but none survive.
    • 1995, Andy Davey -, The Care and Conservation of Georgian Houses:
      Reveal tie fixings are achieved by placing telescopic extending tubes across the window openings and wedging them against the window ingoes (reveals).
  2. A substance or thing that has gone in.
    • 1890, Annual Report of the U.S. Agricultural Experiment Station for Dakota:
      An accurate record was kept of all of the ingo, and all the outgo from the cows.
    • 1912, The United States, Appellant, Vs. Forty Barrels and Twenty Kegs:
      It refers to the ingo and outgo and what takes place with the ingo, what becomes of it, how it is changed into the material that goes out, what is built up, what is assimilated, how the changes take place here and there. That is all metabolism.
    • 2010, Stephen W. Reiss, Family, Farming and Freedom: Fifty-Five Years of Writings by Irv Reiss, →ISBN:
      We have to get a better balance between our ingo and our outgo – calories consumed and calories expended.
  3. The act or process of going in.
    • 1874, John Gordon, Stewart Drysdale, The Protoplasmic Theory of Life, page 231:
      We may pass by a large number of truly mental phenomena as not being necessarily attended with consciousness, and in these the relation of the transformation of Energy, or the doing of work, is probably the same as obtains in ordinary vital or metabolic action, viz., the ingo of force through stimuli and pabulum exactly balances the outgo in the form of heat, mechanical movement, and the potential energy still remaining in the living matter, or its products, while nothing is counted for the peculiar properties given by the state of organism.
    • 1903, J. K. Hayward -, A Rebuttal of Spiritism Et Al, page 128:
      Now, assuming "ideas of matter" to mean some knowledge of matter, and the " inversion of the outgo" to mean the ingo, which seems rational, and "creative activities" to mean that impulse in matter to evolute as we see it in the cosmos, while the only verbalism we can think of for non-being is nowhere ; then making these substitutions in his formula, and it affords a theorem something like this ; that knowledge of matter is "achieved " by the ingo of the evolutionary change into nowhere.
    • 1922, Russell Burton-Opitz, An Elementary Manual of Physiology for Colleges, Schools of Nursing, of Physical Education, and of the Practical Arts.:
      Furthermore, owing to the aforesaid means of balancing the ingo and outgo of sugar, its percentage in the blood must remain practically constant.

Anagrams Edit

Esperanto Edit

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Etymology Edit

Back-formation from -ingo (holder).

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈinɡo]
  • Audio:
  • Rhymes: -inɡo
  • Hyphenation: in‧go

Noun Edit

ingo (accusative singular ingon, plural ingoj, accusative plural ingojn)

  1. socket, holder, sheath

Japanese Edit

Romanization Edit


  1. Rōmaji transcription of いんご