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Definitions of It

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. As an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it snows; it rains. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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? Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The neuter pronoun of the third person singular. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The thing spoken of or referred to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The thing referred to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The personal pronoun of the third person, singular number, and neuter gender; that one. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The neut. pron. of the third pers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The pron. of the 3d pers. sing. neut. nom. or obj.; the thing already spoken of. Note.-It in a sentence stands instead of, and refers to, a place, animal, thing, quality, or clause, but often to nothing definite, as, it rains. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for It

  1. What is it Dorothy? – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  2. I always like it – Peter and Polly in Winter by Rose Lucia
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