an ending used in writing to represent the possessive morpheme after most singular nouns, some plural nouns, esp. 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.[ME -es, OE]'s21. 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.'s3a contraction of God's, as in 'swounds; 'sdeath; 'sblood.'s4a contraction of us, as in Let's go.'s5a contraction of as, as in so's to get there on time.
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