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Definition of IS

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Is- \Is-\
     See {Iso-}.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Is \Is\, v. i. [AS. is; akin to G. & Goth. ist, L. est, Gr. ?, Skr. asti. [root]9. Cf. {Am}, {Entity}, {Essence}, {Absent}.] The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See {Be}. [1913 Webster]

     Note: In some varieties of the Northern dialect of Old English, is was used for all persons of the singular. [1913 Webster]

                 For thy is I come, and eke Alain.  --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

                 Aye is thou merry.                 --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The idiom of using the present for future events sure to happen is a relic of Old English in which the present and future had the same form; as, this year Christmas is on Friday. [1913 Webster]

                 To-morrow is the new moon.         --1 Sam. xx.
                                                    5. Isabel

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Iso- \I"so-\, Is- \Is-\ [Gr. 'i`sos equal.] A prefix or combining form, indicating identity, or equality; the same numerical value; as in isopod, isomorphous, isochromatic. Specif.: (a) (Chem.) Applied to certain compounds having the same composition but different properties; as in isocyanic. (b) (Organic Chem.) Applied to compounds of certain isomeric series in whose structure one carbon atom, at least, is connected with three other carbon atoms; -- contrasted with neo- and normal; as in isoparaffine; isopentane. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

IS
         Intermediate System (ATM)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

IS
         International Standard (ISO)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

IS
         International Supplement (ODT)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]


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