see also: IS, Is
  • (British, America, CA, Australia) IPA: /ɪz/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /ɘz/
  1. 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.
  2. (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.
Synonyms Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /aɪz/
  1. plural form of i
    remember to dot your i's

Proper noun
  1. Initialism of Islamic State
  2. (languages) Initialism of Interior Salish
Synonyms Translations
  • French: EI
  • German: IS
  • Spanish: EI


  1. Initialism of International Sign
  2. (computing) Initialism of information system(s)
  3. (politics) Initialism of international studies

  1. plural form of I
  2. Abbreviation of islands#English|Islands. (also Is.)

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