"it" Definition

  1. pron. The neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the same plural (they, their or theirs, them).
  2. pron. As a substance for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here is the book, take it home.
  3. pron. As a demonstrative, especially at the beginning of a sentence, pointing to that which is about to be stated, named, or mentioned, or referring to that which apparent or well known; as, I saw it was John.
  4. pron. As an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains.
  5. pron. As a substitute for such general terms as, the state of affairs, the condition of things, and the like; as, how is it with the sick man?
  6. pron. As an indefinite object after some intransitive verbs, or after a substantive used humorously as a verb; as, to foot it (i. e., to walk).

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Position in dictionary: 53613 of 111710 words.
Word Type: pron., pron., pron., pron., pron., pron.,
Words that start with "it": 54
Words that end with "it": 349
Words that contain "it": 7204
Next words in dictionary: ita palm, itacism, itacist, itacolumite, itaconic
Previous words in dictionary: isuret, istle, isthmuses, isthmus, isthmian

English Dictionary Definition of it

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