Definitions for s, sɛs

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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



  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


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

  2. Biochem.serine.

    Category: Biochemistry

  3. entropy.

    Category: Thermodynamics

  4. sulfur.

* Symbol..


  1. Symbol.second.

    Category: Horology


  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


  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?


  1. Archaic.a contraction of

    God's: 'sdeath; 'sblood.


  1. a contraction of

    us: Let's go.

    Category: Usage Note


  1. a contraction of

    as: so's not to be late.


  1. a suffix used in the formation of adverbs:

    always; betimes; unawares.

    Category: Affix

Origin of -s:

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


  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


  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


  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.

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. S, s(noun)ɛs

    the 19th letter of the alphabet


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