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verb
3rd person singular present indicative of be.
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Idioms about is

    as is. as1 (def. 23).

Origin of is

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch is, Old Norse es, er, German, Gothic ist, Latin est, Greek estí, Old Church Slavonic jestĭ, Sanskrit asti

Other definitions for is (2 of 5)

IS

abbreviation
Islamic State. See ISIS.

Other definitions for is (3 of 5)

is-

variant of iso- before a vowel: isallobar.

Other definitions for is (4 of 5)

is.

abbreviation
island.
isle.

Other definitions for is (5 of 5)

Is.

abbreviation
Isaiah.
island.
isle.
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How to use is in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for is (1 of 5)

is1
/ (ɪz) /

verb
(used with he, she, it, and with singular nouns) a form of the present tense (indicative mood) of be 1

Word Origin for is

Old English; compare Old Norse es, German ist, Latin est, Greek esti

British Dictionary definitions for is (2 of 5)

is2

the internet domain name for
Iceland

British Dictionary definitions for is (3 of 5)

IS

abbreviation for
Iceland (international car registration)

Word Origin for IS

Icelandic ĺsland

British Dictionary definitions for is (4 of 5)

is-

combining form
variant of iso- isentropic

British Dictionary definitions for is (5 of 5)

Is.

abbreviation for
Also: Isa Bible Isaiah
Island(s) or Isle(s)
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