-es

-es

1
a plural suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek: Hyades.

Origin:
< Greek -es

Dictionary.com Unabridged

-es

2
variant of -s2. in verbs ending in s, z, ch, sh, or post-consonantal y: passes; buzzes; pitches; dashes; studies.

-es

3
variant of -s3. in nouns ending in s, z, ch, sh, or post-consonantal y, and in nouns in f with v in the plural: losses; fuzzes; riches; ashes; babies; sheaves.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To -es
Collins
World English Dictionary
-es
 
suffix
1.  for nouns ending in ch, s, sh, z, postconsonantal y, for some nouns ending in a vowel, and nouns in f with v in the plural, a variant of -s : ashes; heroes; calves
2.  for verbs ending in ch, s, sh, z, postconsonantal y, or a vowel, a variant of -s : preaches; steadies; echoes

-s or -es1
 
suffix
forming the plural of most nouns: boys; boxes
 
[from Old English -as, plural nominative and accusative ending of some masculine nouns]
 
-es or -es1
 
suffix
 
[from Old English -as, plural nominative and accusative ending of some masculine nouns]

-s or -es2
 
suffix
forming the third person singular present indicative tense of verbs: he runs; she washes
 
[from Old English (northern dialect) -es, -s, originally the ending of the second person singular]
 
-es or -es2
 
suffix
 
[from Old English (northern dialect) -es, -s, originally the ending of the second person singular]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Nearby Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature