"s" meaning in English

Character

Forms: S [uppercase], ss [plural], s's [plural] IPA: /ɛs/ [letter], /s/ [phoneme], /z/ [phoneme], /ʒ/ [phoneme] Audio: en-us-s.ogg [US]
  1. The nineteenth letter of the English alphabet, called ess and written in the Latin script. Tags: letter, lowercase

Noun

IPA: /ɛs/ [letter], /s/ [phoneme], /z/ [phoneme], /ʒ/ [phoneme] Audio: en-us-s.ogg [US]
  1. Abbreviation of scruple. (unit of mass in the apothecaries' system) Tags: abbreviation, alt-of Alternative form of: scruple (extra: unit of mass in the apothecaries' system) Categories (topical): Metrology
    Topics: metrology
  2. Abbreviation of strange quark. Tags: abbreviation, alt-of Alternative form of: strange quark Categories (topical): Physics
  3. Alternative form of s. Tags: alt-of, alternative Alternative form of: s.

Numeral

Forms: S [uppercase] IPA: /ɛs/ [letter], /s/ [phoneme], /z/ [phoneme], /ʒ/ [phoneme] Audio: en-us-s.ogg [US]
  1. The ordinal number nineteenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called ess and written in the Latin script. Tags: alt-of, lowercase, number, ordinal Alternative form of: nineteenth (extra: derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called ess and written in the Latin script) Categories (topical): English ordinal numbers

Inflected forms

Alternative forms

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        "US"
      ],
      "text": "Audio (US)"
    }
  ],
  "word": "s"
}

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