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8 definitions found
 for It
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  It \It\ ([i^]t), pron. [OE. it, hit, AS. hit; cf. D. het.
     [root]181. See He.]
     The neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the
     masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the
     same plural (they, their or theirs, them).
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     Note: The possessive form its is modern, being rarely found
           in the writings of Shakespeare and Milton, and not at
           all in the original King James's version of the Bible.
           During the transition from the regular his to the
           anomalous its, it was to some extent employed in the
           possessive without the case ending. See His, and
           He. In Dryden's time its had become quite established
           as the regular form.
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                 The day present hath ever inough to do with it
                 owne grief.                        --Genevan
                                                    Test.
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                 Do, child, go to it grandam, child. --Shak.
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                 It knighthood shall do worse. It shall fright all
                 it friends with borrowing letters. --B. Jonson.
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     Note: In the course of time, the nature of the neuter sign t
           in it, the form being found in but a few words, became
           misunderstood. Instead of being looked upon as an
           affix, it passed for part of the original word. Hence
           was formed from it the anomalous genitive its,
           superseding the Saxon his. --Latham.
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                 The fruit tree yielding fruit after his (its)
                 kind.                              --Gen. i. 11.
  
     Usage: It is used,
  
     1. As a substance for any noun of the neuter gender; as, here
        is the book, take it home.
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     2. 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.
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              It is I; be not afraid.               --Matt. xiv.
                                                    27.
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              Peter heard that it was the Lord.     --John xxi. 7.
        Often, in such cases, as a substitute for a sentence or
        clause; as, it is thought he will come; it is wrong to do
        this.
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     3. As an indefinite nominative for a impersonal verb; as, it
        snows; it rains.
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     4. 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?
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              Think on me when it shall be well with thee. --Gen.
                                                    xl. 14.
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     5. 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).
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              The Lacedemonians, at the Straits of Thermopyl[ae],
              when their arms failed them, fought it out with
              nails and teeth.                      --Dryden.
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              Whether the charmer sinner it, or saint it,
              If folly grows romantic, I must paint it. --Pope.
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     Its self. See Itself.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Personal \Per"son*al\ (p[~e]r"s[u^]n*al), a. [L. personalis: cf.
     F. personnel.]
     1. Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
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              Every man so termed by way of personal difference.
                                                    --Hooker.
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     2. Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or
        affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals;
        peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or
        general; as, personal comfort; personal desire.
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              The words are conditional, -- If thou doest well, --
              and so personal to Cain.              --Locke.
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     3. Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance;
        corporeal; as, personal charms. --Addison.
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     4. Done in person; without the intervention of another.
        "Personal communication." --Fabyan.
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              The immediate and personal speaking of God. --White.
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     5. Relating to an individual, his character, conduct,
        motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive
        manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
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     6. (Gram.) Denoting person; as, a personal pronoun.
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     Personal action (Law), a suit or action by which a man
        claims a debt or personal duty, or damages in lieu of it;
        or wherein he claims satisfaction in damages for an injury
        to his person or property, or the specific recovery of
        goods or chattels; -- opposed to real action.
  
     Personal equation. (Astron.) See under Equation.
  
     Personal estate or Personal property (Law), movables;
        chattels; -- opposed to real estate or real property.
        It usually consists of things temporary and movable,
        including all subjects of property not of a freehold
        nature.
  
     Personal identity (Metaph.), the persistent and continuous
        unity of the individual person, which is attested by
        consciousness.
  
     Personal pronoun (Gram.), one of the pronouns I, thou,
        he, she, it, and their plurals.
  
     Personal representatives (Law), the executors or
        administrators of a person deceased.
  
     Personal rights, rights appertaining to the person; as, the
        rights of a personal security, personal liberty, and
        private property.
  
     Personal tithes. See under Tithe.
  
     Personal verb (Gram.), a verb which is modified or
        inflected to correspond with the three persons.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  IT
      n 1: the branch of engineering that deals with the use of
           computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and
           transmit information [syn: information technology, IT]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "it":
     I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, better self, ego,
     ethical self, he, her, herself, him, himself, inner man,
     inner self, me, my humble self, myself, not an illusion,
     number one, oneself, other self, ourselves, self, she,
     subconscious self, subliminal self, superego, the article,
     the genuine article, the goods, the very model, the very thing,
     them, themselves, they, you, yours truly, yourself, yourselves
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  IT
         Information Technology
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  IT
         Iran Time [+0300] (TZ)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  IT
  
     1.  Information Technology.
  
     2.  Internal Translator.
  
     (2000-10-02)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  it
  
      The country code for Italy.
  
     (1999-01-27)
  

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