Meaning of 'S in English


's 1

an ending used in writing to represent the possessive morpheme after most singular nouns, some plural nouns, esp. 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.

[ ME -es, OE ]

's 2

1. contraction of is: She's here.

2. contraction of does: What's he do for a living now?

3. contraction of has: He's just gone.

Usage . See contraction .

's 3


a contraction of God's, as in 'swounds; 'sdeath; 'sblood.

's 4

a contraction of us, as in Let's go.

Usage . See contraction .

's 5

a contraction of as, as in so's to get there on time.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .