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s

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noun, often capitalized often attributive \ˈes\

Simple Definition of s

  • : the 19th letter of the English alphabet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of s

plural s's or ss play \ˈe-səz\

  1. 1a :  the 19th letter of the English alphabetb :  a graphic representation of this letterc :  a speech counterpart of orthographic s

  2. 2 :  a graphic device for reproducing the letter s

  3. 3 :  one designated s especially as the 19th in order or class

  4. 4 [abbreviation for satisfactory] a :  a grade rating a student's work as satisfactoryb :  one graded or rated with an S

  5. 5 :  something shaped like the letter S

Examples of s in a sentence

  1. a word that starts with an s

  2. a word that starts with s



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of s

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms


2

s

abbreviation

Definition of s

  1. 1 sabbath

  2. 2 saint

  3. 3 schilling

  4. 4 scruple

  5. 5 second; secondary

  6. 6 section

  7. 7 senate

  8. 8 series

  9. 9 shilling

  10. 10 [L signa] label

  11. 11 siemens

  12. 12 signor

  13. 13 sine

  14. 14 singular

  15. 15 small

  16. 16 smooth

  17. 17 snow

  18. 18 society

  19. 19 son

  20. 20 sou

  21. 21 subject

  22. 22 symmetrical




1

S

abbreviation

Definition of S

  1. 1 satisfactory

  2. 2 short

  3. 3 standard deviation of a sample

  4. 4 svedberg




2

S

symbol

Definition of S

  1. sulfur




1

-s

noun plural suffix \s after a voiceless consonant, z after a voiced consonant or a vowel\

Simple Definition of -s

  • —used to form the plural of most nouns

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of -s

  1. —used to form the plural of most nouns that do not end in s, z, sh, ch, or postconsonantal y <heads> <books> <boys> <beliefs>, to form the plural of proper nouns that end in postconsonantal y <Marys>, and with or without a preceding apostrophe to form the plural of abbreviations, numbers, letters, and symbols used as nouns <MCs> <PhD's> <4s> <the 1940's> <$s> <B's> — compare 1-es

Origin of -s

Middle English -es, -s, from Old English -as, nominative & accusative plural ending of some masculine nouns; akin to Old Saxon -os


2

-s

adverb suffix

Definition of -s

  1. —used to form adverbs denoting usual or repeated action or state <always at home Sundays> <mornings he stops by the newsstand>



Origin of -s

Middle English -es, -s, plural ending of nouns, from -es, genitive singular ending of nouns (functioning adverbially), from Old English -es


3

-s

verb suffix

Definition of -s

  1. —used to form the third person singular present of most verbs that do not end in s, z, sh, ch, or postconsonantal y <falls> <takes> <plays> — compare 2-es



Origin of -s

Middle English (Northern & North Midland dialect) -es, from Old English (Northumbrian dialect) -es, -as, probably from Old English -es, -as, 2d singular present indicative ending — more at -est


S Defined for Kids

noun , often cap \ˈes\

Definition of s for Students

plural s's or ss \ˈe-səz\

  1. 1 :  the 19th letter of the English alphabet

  2. 2 :  a grade rating a student's work as satisfactory




S

abbreviation

Definition of S for Students

  1. 1 satisfactory

  2. 2 small

  3. 3 south

  4. 4 southern




1

-s

noun plural suffix \s after sounds f, k, p, t, th; əz after sounds ch, j, s, sh, z, zh; z after other sounds\

Definition of -s for Students

  1. —used to form the plural of most nouns that do not end in s, z, sh, ch, x, or y following a consonant <heads> <books> <beliefs> and with or without an apostrophe to form the plural of abbreviations, numbers, letters, and symbols used as nouns <4s> <#s> <B's>




2

-s

adverb suffix

Definition of -s for Students

  1. —used to form adverbs showing usual or repeated action or state <We are always at home Sundays.>




3

-s

verb suffix

Definition of -s for Students

  1. —used to form the third person singular present of most verbs that do not end in s, z, sh, ch, x, or y following a consonant <falls> <takes> <plays>




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