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  1. it(Noun)

    (in the senses "punch", "kill", etc).

  2. it(Verb)

    (in the senses "punch", "kill", etc).

  3. Origin: A representation of the pronunciation of hit by a speaker whose dialect lacks the voiceless glottal fricative or transition ([h]). Not to be confused with hit, which is a dialectal variant of the pronoun it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. It

    the neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the same plural (they, their or theirs, them)

  2. It

    as a substance for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it home

  3. It

    as a demonstrative, especially at the beginning of a sentence, pointing to that which is about to be stated, named, or mentioned, or referring to that which apparent or well known; as, I saw it was John

  4. It

    as an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains

  5. It

    as a substitute for such general terms as, the state of affairs, the condition of things, and the like; as, how is it with the sick man?

  6. It

    as an indefinite object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk)

  7. Origin: [OE. it, hit, AS. hit; cf. D. het. 181. See He.]


  1. It

    It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by an eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. "It" primarily appears in the form of a clown in order to attract its preferred prey of young children. The novel is told through narratives alternating between two time periods, and is largely told in the third-person omniscient mode. It deals with themes which would eventually become King staples: the power of memory, childhood trauma, and the ugliness lurking behind a façade of traditional small-town values. The novel won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year. Publishers Weekly listed It as the best-selling book in the United States in 1986.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. It

    it, pron. the thing spoken of. [M. E. and A.S. hit, neut. of he; Ice. hit, Dut. het, Goth. ita; akin to L. id, Sans. i, pronominal root=here. The t is an old neuter suffix, as in tha-t, wha-t, and cognate with d in L. illu-d, istu-d, quo-d.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'it' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #10

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'it' in Written Corpus Frequency: #5

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'it' in Nouns Frequency: #2453

Anagrams for it »

  1. ti, TI, Ti.

How to pronounce it?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say it in sign language?

  1. it


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of it in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of it in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. ititititit

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