Its
Its Its ([i^]ts), poss. pron. Possessive form of the pronoun it. See {It}. [1913 Webster]

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  • its — [ ıts ] determiner *** Its is the possessive form of it. 1. ) belonging or relating to a thing, idea, place, animal, etc. when it has already been mentioned or when it is obvious which one you are referring to: The chair lay on its side. We were… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ITS — ITS, it s or its can mean:* its , the possessive adjective and possessive pronoun form of the personal pronoun it * it s , a contraction of it is or it has * The It s man, a man with torn clothes and unkempt beard who appeared at the beginning of …   Wikipedia

  • its — /its/, pron. the possessive form of it (used as an attributive adjective): The book has lost its jacket. I m sorry about its being so late. [1590 1600; earlier it s, equiv. to IT1 + S1] Usage. While it is possible to use ITS as a predicate… …   Universalium

  • its — W1S1 [ıts] determiner [possessive form of it ] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: it] used to refer to something that belongs to or is connected with a thing, animal, baby etc that has already been mentioned ▪ Salzburg is famous for its beautiful… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • its — /Its/ determiner the possessive form of it: The baby had fallen out of its crib. | I must admit the plan does have its merits …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • its — its, it s Its is the possessive form of it (The cat licked its paws) and it s is a shortened form of it is (It s raining again) or occasionally it has (I don t know if it s come) …   Modern English usage

  • ITS — Information Technology Service Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • ITS — ↑ Temperaturskala …   Universal-Lexikon

  • its — neuter possessive pronoun; the modern word begins to appear in writing at the end of 16c., from IT (Cf. it) + genitive/possessive ending S (Cf. s) (q.v.), and at first commonly written it s, a spelling retained by some to the beginning of the 19c …   Etymology dictionary

  • its */*/*/ — UK [ɪts] / US determiner Summary: Its is the possessive form of it. Get it right: its: People often confuse its and it s. The form its is the possessive form of it : Wrong: Television has it s own gods and heroes. Right: Television has its own… …   English dictionary

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