meaning of 's

's meaning in Etymology Dictionary

suffix forming the possessive singular case of all Modern English nouns; its usage slowly had been extended in Middle English from Old English -es, the most typical genitive inflection of masculine and neuter nouns (eg d

's meaning in General Dictionary

A contraction for is or (colloquially) for has.

Sentence Examples with the word 's

See The Story of the Life of George Stephenson, including a Memoir of his Son Robert Stephenson, by Samuel Smiles (1857; new ed., 1873); Jeaffreson, Life of Robert Stephenson (2 vols., 1864); and Smiles 's Lives of British Engineers, vol.

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