Main definitions of -s in US English:

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s1

suffix

  • Denoting the plurals of nouns (as in apples, wagons, etc.).

    Compare with -es

Origin

Old English plural ending -as.

Pronunciation

-s

/s/

Main definitions of -s in US English:

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s2

suffix

  • Forming the third person singular of the present of verbs (as in sews, vaunts, etc.).

    Compare with -es

Origin

Old English dialect.

Pronunciation

-s

/s/

Main definitions of -s in US English:

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s3

suffix

  • 1Forming adverbs such as afterwards, besides.

  • 2Forming possessive pronouns such as hers, ours.

Origin

Old English -es, masculine and neuter genitive singular ending.

Pronunciation

-s

/s/

Main definitions of -s in US English:

: -s1-s2-s3-s4

-s4

suffix

  • Forming nicknames or hypocoristics.

    ‘Pops’

Origin

Suggested by -s.

Pronunciation

-s

/s/