its

adjective \ ˈits , əts \

Definition of its

: of or relating to it or itself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action
  • going to its kennel
  • a child proud of its first drawings
  • its final enactment into law

Examples of its in a Sentence

  1. the dog in its kennel

  2. The landscape is beautiful in its own unique way.

  3. Each region has its own customs.

  4. The company is hoping to increase its sales.

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First Known Use of its

circa 1507


ITS Defined for English Language Learners

its

adjective

Definition of its for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or belonging to a certain thing, animal, etc. : made or done by a certain thing, animal, etc.


ITS Defined for Kids

its

adjective \ ˈits \

Definition of its for Students

: relating to or belonging to it or itself
  • The fox licked its sore paw.


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