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Definitions of s

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

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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

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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

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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'

But after a minute, the Mirror ' s opaque surface began to clear, its darkness lifting.
Garth Nix LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Healing Adrina ' s fresh, uncomplicated arrow wound was one thing.
Jennifer Fallon TREASON KEEP (2001)
"I don't know," I muttered, my eyes on the back of Art ' s head.
Kate Cann GO! (2001)
Carol smiled broadly and enjoyed the spasm of reaction across Radecki ' s eyes that provoked.
Val McDermid THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
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)

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