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I. noun (plural s's or ss) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive Date: before 12th century 1. a. the 19th letter of the English alphabet b. a graphic representation of this letter c. a speech counterpart of orthographic s 2. a graphic device for reproducing the letter s 3. one designated s especially as the 19th in order or class 4. [abbreviation for satisfactory] a. a grade rating a student's work as satisfactory b. one graded or rated with an S 5. something shaped like the letter S II. abbreviation 1. sabbath 2. saint 3. schilling 4. scruple 5. second; secondary 6. section 7. senate 8. series 9. shilling 10. [L signa] label 11. siemens 12. signor 13. sine 14. singular 15. small 16. smooth 17. snow 18. society 19. son 20. sou 21. subject 22. symmetrical

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  • S — s. m. et f. Lettre consonne, la dix neuvième de l alphabet. Lorsqu on la nomme Esse, suivant la prononciation ancienne et usuelle, le nom de cette lettre est féminin : Une S ( esse ). Lorsqu on l appelle Se, suivant la méthode moderne, ce nom est …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 's — [OE. es, AS. es.] The suffix used to form the possessive singular of nouns; as, boy s; man s. [1913 Webster] s s A contraction for is or (colloquially) for has. My heart s subdued. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -'s — [OE. es, AS. es.] The suffix used to form the possessive singular of nouns; as, boy s; man s. [1913 Webster] s s A contraction for is or (colloquially) for has. My heart s subdued. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ś — is an S with an acute accent. It is found in the Polish alphabet and it is used in some other countries:*Slavic: usually IPA| [ɕ] (voiceless alveolo palatal fricative) **Polish language **In the Belarusian Łacinka alphabet for сь IPA|/sʲ/… …   Wikipedia

  • S — ([e^]s), the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, is a consonant, and is often called a sibilant, in allusion to its hissing sound. It has two principal sounds; one a mere hissing, as in sack, this; the other a vocal hissing (the same as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ŝ — or ŝ (S circumflex) is a consonant in Esperanto orthography, representing a voiceless postalveolar fricative (either palato alveolar or retroflex); that is, either IPA2|ʃ or IPA| [ʂ] .Esperanto orthography uses a diacritic for all four of its… …   Wikipedia

  • -s — 1. [OE. es, AS. as.] The suffix used to form the plural of most words; as in roads, elfs, sides, accounts. [1913 Webster] 2. [OE. s, for older th, AS. [eth].] The suffix used to form the third person singular indicative of English verbs; as in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -s — I. noun plural suffix Etymology: Middle English es, s, from Old English as, nominative & accusative plural ending of some masculine nouns; akin to Old Saxon os used to form the plural of most nouns that do not end in s, z, sh, ch, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -'s — noun suffix or pronoun suffix Etymology: Middle English es, s, genitive singular ending, from Old English es; akin to Old High German es, genitive singular ending, Greek oio, ou, Sanskrit asya used to form the possessive of singular nouns < boy s …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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