S definition

ĕs
Substantive.
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(bible) Samuel.
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Strange quark.
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Satisfactory.
abbreviation
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Stere.
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The nineteenth in a sequence or group.
noun
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An object shaped like S.
noun
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Of s or S.
adjective
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(football) Safety.
abbreviation
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Is.

She's here.

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Us.

Let's go.

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Any of the speech sounds that this letter represents, as, in English, the (s) of soap or (z) of rise.
noun
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A type or impression for s or S.
noun
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Nineteenth in a sequence or group.
adjective
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Shaped like S.
adjective
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(sports) Shot.
abbreviation
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Saturday.
abbreviation
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Does.

What's he want?

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(sports) Striker.
abbreviation
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Used to form plural nouns.

Letters; ashes.

suffix
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Used to form the third person singular present tense of all regular and most irregular verbs.

Looks; holds; goes.

suffix
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Used to form the possessive case of singular nouns, plural nouns that do not end in s, certain pronouns, and phrases that function as nouns or pronouns.

Nation's; women's; another's; the girl next door's cat.

suffix
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Has.

He's arrived.

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School.
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Second(s)
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Section.
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See.
abbreviation
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Semi.
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Series.
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Shilling(s)
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Sign.
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Silver.
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Single.
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Singular.
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Sire.
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Society.
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Son.
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Abbreviation of second (of time), second (of an arc)
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The definition of s is the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet.

An example of s is the first letter of the word "spatula."

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Saint.
abbreviation
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Sea.
abbreviation
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(medicine) Signature.
abbreviation
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Signor.
abbreviation
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Signore.
abbreviation
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The symbol for entropy. See entropy.
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S interface or Reference Point S in ISDN. See ReferencePoint S.
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Chat room talk meaning “smiling.”
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U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli, D-NJ, introduced the bill S.1837 on December 18, 2001, to establish a board of inquiry to review the activities of U.S. intelligence, law enforcement agents, and other relevant agencies regarding their roles and shortcomings in not preventing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. On December 18, 2001, the bill was sent to the Senate committee, was read twice, and was sent to the Committee on the Judiciary. It was not passed in this form.See Also: Intelligence; September 11, 2001, Terrorist Events.Center for Democracy and Technology. Legislation Affecting the Internet. [Online, July 28, 2004.] Center for Democracy and Technology Website. http://www.cdt.org/ legislation/107th/wiretaps/.
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The nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, called ess and written in the Latin script.
letter
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The ordinal number nineteenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called ess and written in the Latin script.
numeral
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(metrology) Abbreviation for the scruple (unit of mass in the apothecaries' system)
abbreviation
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Alternative form of s..
abbreviation
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Plural form of ?
noun
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(physics) Subatomic particles predicted by supersymmetry; the boson equivalent of known fermions.
prefix
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(topology) Sphere (the surface of a three-dimensional ball)
symbol
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(topology) Circle.
symbol
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(topology) An n-dimensional sphere; the surface of an (n+1)-dimensional ball.
symbol
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(computing) The ASCII control character device control 3 in caret notation.
symbol
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(informal or even humorous) Replace the following string with the one that appears after it.

I hate you, you idiot!

Erm, s/hate/love/ and s/idiot/lovable fellow/.

verb
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(military, intelligence, US) Staff military intelligence officer position in smaller units, or section in larger formations.
initialism
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The nineteenth letter of the English alphabet: from the Greek sigma, a borrowing from the Phoenician.
noun
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The 19th letter of the modern English alphabet.
noun
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Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter s.
noun
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The 19th in a series.
noun
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Something shaped like the letter S.
noun
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Second (unit of time)
abbreviation
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(mathematics) Second (of arc)
abbreviation
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Siemens.
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Used to form adverbs.

They were caught unawares. He works nights.

suffix
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Soprano.
abbreviation
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South.
abbreviation
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Southern.
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Substantive.
abbreviation
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Sabbath.
abbreviation
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(football) Safety (the player)
abbreviation
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Saint.
abbreviation
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(bible) Samuel.
abbreviation
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Saturday.
abbreviation
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Saxon.
abbreviation
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Seaman.
abbreviation
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Senate.
abbreviation
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September.
abbreviation
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Siemens.
abbreviation
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Signor.
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Single.
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Slim (garment width)
abbreviation
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Small.
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Society.
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South.
abbreviation
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South.
abbreviation
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Southern.
abbreviation
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Sunday.
abbreviation
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(pharmacy) Write.
abbreviation
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(physics) Entropy.
symbol
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(chem.) Sulfur.
symbol
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Forming the plural of most nouns.

Hips, shoes.

affix
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Forming the 3d pers. sing., pres. indic., of certain verbs.

Shouts, gives, runs.

affix
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Forming some adverbs.

Betimes, days.

affix
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Forming the possessive singular of most nouns and noun phrases and of some pronouns.

A child's game, the defense attorney's case, the Senator from Maine's bill, one's own ideas.

affix
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Forming the possessive plural of nouns whose plural does not end in s.

A children's dictionary.

affix
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Forming the plural of letters and numbers.

Mind one's p's and q's; a pile of 10's on the table.

affix
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Is.

He's here.

affix
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Has.

She's done it.

affix
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(informal) Does.

What's it matter?

affix
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Us: used with the verb let in the contraction let's.
affix
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Forming the possessive plural of most nouns.

Cats' whiskers, the Johnsons' children, Americans' eating habits.

affix
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Signature.
abbreviation
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(1) A mode of Windows 10. See Windows 10 S.
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(S Sharp) A Smalltalk scripting language from the now defunct Smallscript Corporation, Half Moon Bay, CA. A superset of Smalltalk-98, S# used the Smallscript Agile Object System (AOS) Runtime Execution Engine to interpret the source code on the fly. An S#.NET compiler for the Visual Studio .NET environment was also available. See Smalltalk.
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Small.
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Soprano.
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(baseball) Strike.
abbreviation
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Sunday.
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South.
abbreviation
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Southern.
abbreviation
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Section.
abbreviation
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Shilling.
abbreviation
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Singular.
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Sire.
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Solo.
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Son.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
s
Plural:
s-s

Origin of s

  • alternate form of -es, assimilated to preceding voiceless sounds as (s) and to preceding voiced sounds as (z) when those sounds are not sibilants

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • assimilated contr. < ME -es < OE, masc. & neut. gen. sing. inflection

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -es, -s from Old English (Northumbrian) -es, -as alteration (perhaps influenced by Old Norse) of -eth, -ath

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -es, -s from Old English -es, -as nominative and accusative pl. suff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -es, -s genitive sing. suff. from Old English -es

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English -s, -es from Old English -es genitive sing. suff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • This comes from the command s, originally in ed but found in Perl, to replace one string with another. Although the command does not require slashes — other punctuation can be used — in this informal (i.e., outside of scripting) verb slashes are virtually universally used.

    From Wiktionary

  • In the original command, a trailing g means that the change in strings should be effected every time the first string appears (not just the first time it appears); this g is often used in this informal verb also, as described in the usage note below.

    From Wiktionary

  • Initial of scalar.

    From Wiktionary