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 — 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 — [[t]ɪts[/t]] ♦ DET POSS (Its is a third person singular possessive determiner.) You use its to indicate that something belongs or relates to a thing, place, or animal that has just been mentioned or whose identity is known. You can use its to… …   English dictionary

  • ITS — ( Intermarket Trading System) Electronic communications network linking the trading floors of seven registered exchanges to permit trading among them in stocks listed on either the NYSE or AMEX and one or more regional exchanges . Through ITS,… …   Financial and business terms

  • its — adjective Date: circa 1507 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 > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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