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  1. Is(Contraction)

    Contraction of I and is.

  2. Origin: From īsan, from ei-. Cognate with Old Frisian is, Old Saxon is, Dutch ijs, Old High German is (German Eis), Old Norse íss (Swedish is). There are parallels in many Iranian languages, apparently from the same Indo-European root: Avestan 0B000B090B110B00, Persian یخ, Pashto جح, Ossetian их.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Is(verb)

    the third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be

  2. Origin: [AS. is; akin to G. & Goth. ist, L. est, Gr. , Skr. asti. 9. Cf. Am, Entity, Essence, Absent.]


  1. is

    .is is the top-level domain for Iceland. The country code is derived from the first two letters of Ísland, which is the Icelandic word for Iceland. Registration of .is domains is open to all persons and companies without any special restriction. The very first .is domain, hi.is, is the domain of University of Iceland. It was registered on December 11, 1986, making it one of the earliest ever domain registrations. According to McAfee report "Mapping the Mal Web", .is has been evaluated as one of the top 10 most secure TLDs in the world in year 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. No report has come out since then. As of September 2012 there were about 40,000 registered .is domains.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Is

    iz, third pers. sing. pres. of be. [A.S. is; Ger. ist, L. est, Gr. esti, Sans. astias, to be.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'is' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #7

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'is' in Written Corpus Frequency: #14

Anagrams for is »

  1. si, Si, SI

How to pronounce is?

  1. Alex
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  1. is


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of is in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of is in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. isisisisis

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