Definitions for s

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

S, sɛs(n.)(pl.)Ss; S's, ss; s's.

  1. the 19th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. something shaped like anS.

  4. a written or printed representation of the letter S or

    s.

S

  1. satisfactory.

  2. sentence.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. siemens.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  4. signature.

  5. single.

  6. small.

  7. soft.

  8. soprano.

    Category: Music and Dance

  9. Also, s south.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  10. southern.

  11. state (highway).

  12. Gram. subject.

    Category: Grammar

S*

  1. the 19th in order or in a series.

  2. Biochem.serine.

    Category: Biochemistry

  3. entropy.

    Category: Thermodynamics

  4. sulfur.

* Symbol..

s

  1. Symbol.second.

    Category: Horology

's

  1. an ending used to form the possessive of most singular nouns, plural nouns not ending in s, noun phrases, and noun substitutes: man's; women's; James's; witness's (or witness')

    king of England's; anyone's.

    Category: Affix

Origin of 's:

ME -es, OE

's

  1. contraction of

    is: She's here.

  2. contraction of

    has: He's been there.

  3. contraction of

    does: What's he do for a living?

's

  1. Archaic.a contraction of

    God's: 'sdeath; 'sblood.

's

  1. a contraction of

    us: Let's go.

    Category: Usage Note

's

  1. a contraction of

    as: so's not to be late.

-s

  1. a suffix used in the formation of adverbs:

    always; betimes; unawares.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -s:

ME -es, OE; ult. identical with 's1

-s

  1. a suffix of hypocoristic nouns, generally proper names or forms used only in address:

    Babs; Fats; Suzykins; Toodles.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -s:

prob. from the metonymic use of nouns formed with -s3, as boots or Goldilocks

S.

  1. Sabbath.

  2. Saint.

  3. Saturday.

  4. schilling.

    Category: Numismatics

  5. Sea.

  6. Senate.

  7. September.

  8. (in prescriptions) mark; write; label.

    Category: Pharmacology

  9. Signor.

  10. Socialist.

  11. Fellow.

  12. south.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  13. southern.

  14. Sunday.

Origin of S.:

< L signā]; [< L socius

s.

  1. school.

  2. section.

  3. see.

  4. series.

  5. shilling.

    Category: Numismatics

  6. sign.

  7. signed.

  8. silver.

  9. singular.

  10. sire.

  11. small.

  12. society.

  13. son.

  14. south.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  15. southern.

  16. stem.

  17. substantive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. second, sec, s(noun)

    1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

  2. sulfur, S, sulphur, atomic number 16(noun)

    an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

  3. south, due south, southward, S(noun)

    the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees

  4. mho, siemens, reciprocal ohm, S(noun)

    a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm

  5. S, s(noun)

    the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet

  6. randomness, entropy, S(noun)

    (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work

    "entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. S(abbreviation)ˈɛs

    small; used on clothing to show size

Wiktionary

  1. S(Noun)

    American Library Association for sextodecimo, a book size, 15-17.5 cm in height.

  2. s(Verb)

    Replace the following string with the one that appears after it.

  3. Origin: This comes from the command , 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. S

    the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a consonant, and is often called a sibilant, in allusion to its hissing sound. It has two principal sounds; one a mere hissing, as in sack, this; the other a vocal hissing (the same as that of z), as in is, wise. Besides these it sometimes has the sounds of sh and zh, as in sure, measure. It generally has its hissing sound at the beginning of words, but in the middle and at the end of words its sound is determined by usage. In a few words it is silent, as in isle, debris. With the letter h it forms the digraph sh. See Guide to pronunciation, // 255-261

Freebase

  1. S

    S is the nineteenth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. S

    (a) Symbol for second. (b) Symbol for space, or length; L is preferable. (c) Symbol for south-seeking pole of a magnet.


Translations for s

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

with(preposition)

used in describing conflict

They quarrelled with each other; He fought with my brother.

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