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's

1
an ending used in writing to represent the possessive morpheme after most singular nouns, some plural nouns, especially those not ending in a letter or combination of letters representing an s or z sound, noun phrases, and noun substitutes, as in man's, women's, baby's, James's, witness's, (or witness' ), king of England's, or anyone's.

Origin:
Middle English -es, Old English

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's

2
1.
contraction of is: She's here.
2.
contraction of does: What's he do for a living now?
3.
contraction of has: He's just gone.

See contraction.

's

3
Archaic.
a contraction of God's, as in 'swounds; 'sdeath; 'sblood.

's

4
a contraction of us, as in Let's go.

See contraction.

's

5
a contraction of as, as in so's to get there on time.
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