- third-person singular form of be
- He is a doctor.
- 2012, Robert Moore, Where the Gold is Buried, a legend of Old Fort Niagara (ISBN 9781105635878), page 137:
- "It's not two weeks yet," I reminded her, hoping that might somehow cheer her. [...] "Tomorrow is two weeks," Ruth said in a distant voice, staring into the flames.
- (now, colloquial) Used in phrases with existential there when the semantic subject is a third-person plural.
- There is three of them there.
- c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, “Loues Labour’s Lost”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene ii], page 141 ↗, column 2:
- Ber. There is five in the firſt ſhew, / Ken. You are deceiued, tis not so.
- bes (AAVE)
- (British, America) IPA: /aɪz/
- plural form of i
- remember to dot your i's
- Initialism of Islamic State
- (languages) Initialism of Interior Salish
- French: EI
- German: IS
- Spanish: EI
- Initialism of International Sign
- (computing) Initialism of information system(s)
- (politics) Initialism of international studies
- plural form of I
- Abbreviation of islands#English|Islands. (also Is.)