- The word "is" represents a singular form of the word be.
An example of is can be saying that someone currently has employment as a salesperson.
Origin of isMiddle English ; from Old English akin to German ist ; from Indo-European an unverified form esti (from source Sanskrit àsti, Classical Greek esti, Classical Latin est) ; from base an unverified form es-, to be + -ti, probably origin, originally an enclitic pronoun
Origin of isMiddle English, from Old English; see es- in Indo-European roots.
- Bible Isaiah
From Middle English, from Old English is, from Proto-Germanic *isti, a form of Proto-Germanic *wesaną (“to be”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ésti (“is”). Cognate with West Frisian is (“is”), Dutch is (“is”), German ist (“is”), Old Swedish is (“is”). The paradigm of "to be" has been since the time of Proto-Germanic a synthesis of four originally distinct verb stems. The infinitive form "to be" is from *bʰuH- (“to become”). The forms is and am are derived from *h₁es- (“to be”) whereas the form are comes from *iraną (“to rise, be quick, become active”). Lastly, the past forms starting with "w-" such as was and were are from *h₂wes- (“to reside”).
i's - Computer Definition
The formal term for a data processing department, also known as Manage-ment Information Systems or Management Information Services (MIS). An IS department typically is responsible for all computer, network, and storage systems and technologies, from design through implementation and support.The traditional term was Information Technology (IT).
Variant of i
- the ninth letter of the English alphabet: via Latin from the Greek iota, a modification of the Phoenician (Semitic yodh, a hand): this letter, first dotted in the 11th cent., was not distinguished from j until the 17th cent.
- any of the speech sounds that this letter represents, as, in English, the vowel (i) of pick, (ē) of pique, or (ī) of pike, or, when it is unstressed, (ə) as in sanity, or the semivowel (y) in boil
- a type or impression for i or I
- the ninth in a sequence or group
- an object shaped like
- of i or I
- ninth in a sequence or group
- shaped like