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Webster 1913 Edition


's

’s

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A contraction for is or (colloquially) for has.
“My heart’s subdued.”
Shak.

Definition 2022


's

's

See also: -'s and Appendix:Variations of "s"

English

Particle

’s

  1. See -'s.

Catalan

Pronoun

’s

  1. Contraction of se.

Declension


Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

A clitic form of des, the genitive of the masculine and neuter singular articles de and het.

Prefix

’s

  1. Used in ’s ochtends, ’s morgens, ’s middags, ’s avonds, ’s nachts, ’s zomers, and ’s winters.
  2. Used in place names such as ’s-Gravenhage and ’s-Hertogenbosch.
  3. Used to construct the following kind of noun phrase: ’s werelds + {superlative adjective} + {noun}
    ’s werelds beste reisbestemming the world’s best travel destination
    ’s werelds mooiste zeereis the world’s most beautiful sea voyage

Etymology 2

Adverb

's

  1. Short for eens.

German

Pronoun

’s

  1. (chiefly informal or poetic) Contraction of es.

See also


Irish

Conjunction

’s

  1. Contraction of is (and).

Particle

’s

  1. Contraction of is (is).

Scottish Gaelic

Verb

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.

Derived terms

Conjunction

’s

  1. Shortened form of is.
  2. Shortened form of agus.