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s or S (ɛs Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

Word forms:   plural s's, S's, Ss
  1. the 19th letter and 15th consonant of the modern English alphabet
  2. a speech sound represented by this letter, usually an alveolar fricative, either voiceless, as in sit, or voiced, as in dogs
    1. something shaped like an S
    2. (in combination)   ⇒ an S-bend in a road

s

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symbol for

  1. second (of time)

S

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symbol for

  1. satisfactory
  2. Society
  3. small (size)
  4. South
  5. (chemistry) sulphur
  6. (physics)
    1. entropy
    2. siemens
    3. strangeness
  7. (currency)
    1. (the former) schilling
    2. sol
    3. (the former) sucre

abbreviation for

  1. Sweden (international car registration)

-'s

Definitions

suffix

  1. forming the possessive singular of nouns and some pronouns   ⇒ man's, one's
  2. forming the possessive plural of nouns whose plurals do not end in -s   ⇒ children's
  3. forming the plural of numbers, letters, or symbols   ⇒ 20's, p's and q's
  4. (informal) contraction of is or has   ⇒ he's here, John's coming, it's gone
  5. (informal) contraction of us with let   ⇒ let's
  6. (informal) contraction of does in some questions   ⇒ where's he live?, what's he do?

Word Origin

senses 1, 2: assimilated contraction from Middle English -es, from Old English, masculine and neuter genitive singular; sense 3, equivalent to -s1

-s1 or -es

Definitions

suffix

  1. forming the plural of most nouns   ⇒ boys, boxes

Word Origin

from Old English -as, plural nominative and accusative ending of some masculine nouns

-s2 or -es

Definitions

suffix

  1. forming the third person singular present indicative tense of verbs   ⇒ he runs, she washes

Word Origin

from Old English (northern dialect) -es, -s, originally the ending of the second person singular

-s3

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suffix

  1. forming nicknames and names expressing affection or familiarity   ⇒ Fats, Fingers, ducks

Word Origin

special use of -s1

-s'

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suffix

  1. forming the possessive of plural nouns ending in the sound s or z and of some singular nouns   ⇒ girls', for goodness' sake

s.

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abbreviation for

  1. see
  2. semi-
  3. shilling
  4. singular
  5. son
  6. succeeded

:S:

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symbol for

  1. presa

S.

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abbreviation for

  1. Word forms:   plural SS
    . Saint
  2. school
  3. Sea
  4. Signor
  5. Society

Word Origin

Latin socius

Example Sentences Including 's'

"I don't know," I muttered, my eyes on the back of Art ' s head.
Kate Cann GO! (2001)
AMP already owns the UK life assurer Pearl Assurance and has a joint venture with Richard Branson ' s Virgin Group.
Independent (1998)
Bill Mauldin, 81, was famous for his cartoons from the front lines of the Second World War featuring G. I. s Willie and Joe.
Globe and Mail (2003)
But after a minute, the Mirror ' s opaque surface began to clear, its darkness lifting.
Garth Nix LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Carol smiled broadly and enjoyed the spasm of reaction across Radecki ' s eyes that provoked.
Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
Close on half-time, a penalty to touch by Duncan established the field position which, after sustained pressure, yielded Rae ' s try.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
Family liaison officers broke the news to Amanda's parents at the Dowler ' s home in Walton-on-Thames.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2002)
Healing Adrina ' s fresh, uncomplicated arrow wound was one thing.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
Microphone stands that have not been properly tightened can slowly slip downward, ending up somewhere close to the singer ' s knees.
Globe and Mail (2003)
O b v i o u s l y someone is going to have to go," he said.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2002)
Particularly inspiring that his observation that he while he understood that the "art of the negotiating process," he dismissed as " s.
Globe and Mail (2004)
She hears only the beginning of the word, the s , and her face reddens.
Globe and Mail (2003)
She hung well back, keeping the Merc ' s tail lights in view.
Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
She would have already peeled the potatoes, mixed the crumble, earned Mum ' s approval.
Kate Cann READY? (2001)
The kiosks, designed by London-based architects Bloc, will incorporate café s , newspaper stands, florists, and WC and toilet facilities.
Irish Times (2002)
The prizes are non-transferable, there is no cash alternative and the opinion of the judge ( s ) is final.
Country Life (2004)
They're not good jokes, but it " s a start," says one legal journalist.
Independent (1998)
This time his friend Dr James Craik prescribed cinchona (`Jesuit' s Bark ') with great effect.
Jim Leavesley, George Biro THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
This triggered interest in radium ' s possible medical effects.
Jim Leavesley, George Biro THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
We had to keep a very positive attitude - a very stiff upper lip - for Gibbo ' s sake.
Rob Mundle FATAL STORM (2001)
While rummaging through the boat ' s provisions, Patrick stumbled across an old lamp.
Maxim (2004)
s new Eclipse II controller for the Xbox system frees you from such entanglements.
Maxim (2005)

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