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The 19th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. Any spoken sound represented by the letter S or s, as in saw, sense, or goose. Something having the shape of an S. A written or printed representation of the letter S or s. A device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter S or s. Satisfactory. Signature. Small. Soft. South. Second. Satisfactory. Saxon. Sentence. Short. Electricity. siemens. Signature. Single. Small. Soft. Music. soprano. South. Southern. State (highway). Grammar. subject. The 19th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 18th. (sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 7 or

70.Compare Roman numerals. Second. Biochemistry. serine. Thermodynamics. entropy. Physics. strangeness. Sulfur. An ending used in writing to represent the possessive morpheme after most singular nouns, some plural nouns, especially those not ending in a letter or combination of letters representing an s or z sound, noun phrases, and noun substitutes, as in man's, women's, baby's, James's, witness's, (or witness'), king of England's, or anyone's. Contraction of is: She's here. Contraction of does: What's he do for a living now? Contraction of has: He's just gone. A contraction of God's, as in 'swounds; 'sdeath; 'sblood. A contraction of us, as in Let's go. A contraction of as, as in so's to get there on time. Saint. School. Second. Section. See. Series. Shilling; shillings. Sign. Signed. Silver. Singular. Sire. Small. Society. Son. South. Southern. Steamer. Stem. Stem of. Substantive. (in prescriptions) mark; write; label. (in prescriptions) let it be written. Fellow. Sabbath. Saint. Saturday. Saxon. (in Austria) schilling; schillings. School. Sea. Senate. September. Shilling; shillings. Signor. Small. Socialist. Society. Sol3(def
1). South. Southern. (in Ecuador) sucre; sucres. Sunday. A native English suffix used in the formation of adverbs: always; betimes; needs; unawares. An ending marking the third person singular indicative active of verbs: walks. An ending marking nouns as plural (boys; wolves), occurring also on nouns that have no singular (dregs; entrails; pants; scissors), or on nouns that have a singular with a different meaning (clothes; glasses; manners; thanks). The pluralizing value of -s3 is weakened or lost in a number of nouns that now often take singular agreement, as the names of games (billiards; checkers; tiddlywinks) and of diseases (measles; mumps; pox; rickets); the latter use has been extended to create informal names for a variety of involuntary conditions, physical or mental (collywobbles; d.t.'s; giggles; hots; willies). A parallel set of formations, where -s3 has no plural value, are adjectives denoting socially unacceptable or inconvenient states (bananas; bonkers; crackers; nuts; preggers; starkers); cf. -ers. A suffix of hypocoristic nouns, generally proper names or forms used only in address: Babs; Fats; Suzykins; Sweetums; Toodles. Second (of time) The 19th letter and 15th consonant of the modern English alphabet A speech sound represented by this letter, usually an alveolar fricative, either voiceless, as in sit, or voiced, as in dogs something shaped like an S (in combination)an S-bend in a road Satisfactory Society Small (size) South Chem sulphur Physics entropy siemens strangeness Currency (the former) schilling sol (the former) sucre Sweden (international car registration) See Semi- Shilling Singular Son Succeeded Plural SS Saint School Sea Signor Society Forming the plural of most nounsboys; boxes Forming the third person singular present indicative tense of verbshe runs; she washes Forming nicknames and names expressing affection or familiarityFats; Fingers; ducks

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