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English Dictionary: IS by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Is \Is\, v. i. [AS. is; akin to G. & Goth. ist, L. est, Gr. [?],
      Skr. asti. [root]9. Cf. {Am}, {Entity}, {Essence}, {Absent}.]
      The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the
      indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See
      {Be}.
  
      Note: In some varieties of the Northern dialect of Old
               English, is was used for all persons of the singular.
  
                        For thy is I come, and eke Alain.   --Chaucer.
  
                        Aye is thou merry.                        --Chaucer.
  
      Note: The idiom of using the present for future events sure
               to happen is a relic of Old English in which the
               present and future had the same form; as, this year
               Christmas is on Friday.
  
                        To-morrow is the new moon.            --1 Sam. xx.
                                                                              5.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Is- \Is-\
      See {Iso-}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Iso- \I"so-\, Is- \Is-\ [Gr. 'i`sos equal.]
      A prefix or combining form, indicating identity, or equality;
      the same numerical value; as in isopod, isomorphous,
      isochromatic. Specif.:
      (a) (Chem.) Applied to certain compounds having the same
            composition but different properties; as in isocyanic.
      (b) (Organic Chem.) Applied to compounds of certain isomeric
            series in whose structure one carbon atom, at least, is
            connected with three other carbon atoms; -- contrasted
            with neo- and normal; as in isoparaffine; isopentane.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   IS
  
      1. {International Standard}.
  
      2. {Intermediate System}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   is
  
      The {country code} for Iceland.
  
      (1999-01-27)
  
  
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