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verb

3rd person singular present indicative of be.

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Idioms for is

    as is. as1 (def. 23).

Origin of is

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

Definition for is (2 of 5)

IS

abbreviation

Islamic State. See ISIS.

Definition for is (3 of 5)

is-

variant of iso- before a vowel: isallobar.

Definition for is (4 of 5)

is.

abbreviation

island.
isle.

Definition for is (5 of 5)

Is.

abbreviation

Isaiah.
island.
isle.
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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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Medical definitions for is

is-

pref.

Variant ofiso-
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