S, s meaning, S, s definition | English Cobuild dictionary


S, s

  ( S's, s's    plural  )
1       n-var   S is the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet.  
2    S or s is an abbreviation for words beginning with s, such as `south', `seconds', and `son'.  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
The form -es is also used. The suffix -s is pronounced [PH:-][PH:s] after the consonant sounds [PH:p][PH:,] [PH:t][PH:,] [PH:k][PH:,] [PH:f] or [PH:T]. After other sounds -s is pronounced [PH:-][PH:z]. The suffix -es is pronounced [PH:-][PH:z] after vowel sounds, and [PH:-][PH:I][PH:z] after consonant sounds.     
1       suffix   -s or -es is added to a noun to form a plural.  
...her two beloved cats., ...a few problems., ...new houses and flats..., Most bosses are traditional.     
2       suffix   -s or -es is added to a verb to form the third person singular, present tense.  
He never thinks about it..., She likes her job..., No-one wishes to see that.     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
what`s up
Slang; casual greeting "Wazzup, my friend?"
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
suite of the pointed first letters of the name of an organisation. eg B.O.A.C. , B.B.C., N.A.T.O., N.A.S.A..
When the "sigle" can be read like a simple word, it becomes an "acronym" : Nato, Nasa, Faq,...so B.B.C. is just a "sigle"
classical African concept, humanist phylosophy focusing on people`s interrelations. It is originary from Bantu languages.
"I am what I am because of who we all are" , "Live consciuosly" are sayings belonging to this phylosophy
uppermost layer in Earth`s atmosphere; lies above the ionosphere and extends to the edge of interplanetary space
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
attempting to view the GOD(s) machine, speaking your mind truthfully, giving your opinion mindfully, having thought you were someone and not a person.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.


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