[assimilated contr. < ME -es < OE, masc. & neut. gen. sing. inflection] suffix
1. forming the possessive singular of most nouns and noun phrases and of some pronouns [a child's game, the defense attorney's case, the Senator from Maine's bill, one's own ideas]
2. forming the possessive plural of nouns whose plural does not end in s [a children's dictionary]
1. is [he's here]
2. has [she's done it]
3. Informal does [what's it matter?]: Used in contractions
us: used with the verb let in the contraction let's

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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