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s

play
noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ˈes\

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

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 [Latin 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 south; southern

  22. 22 subject

  23. 23 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

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

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 and Etymology 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 and Etymology 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 and Etymology of -s

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


S Defined for English Language Learners

noun

Definition of s for English Language Learners

  • : the 19th letter of the English alphabet

-s

noun plural suffix

Definition of -s for English Language Learners

  • —used to form the plural of most nouns


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


Medical Dictionary

S

abbreviation

Medical Definition of S

  1. 1sacral—used especially with a number from 1 to 5 to indicate a vertebra or segment of the spinal cord in the sacral region the relative length of cord segments S1 to S5

  2. 2signa—used to introduce the signature in writing a prescription

  3. 3smooth—used of bacterial colonies

  4. 4subject

  5. 5svedberg


S

symbol

Medical Definition of S

  1. sulfur


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