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it (pronoun)
1.
that one - used as subject or direct object or indirect object of a verb or object of a preposition usually in reference to a lifeless thing took a quick look at the house and noticed it was very old, a plant there is a rosebush near the fence and it is now blooming, a person or animal whose sex is unknown or disregarded don't know who it is, a group of individuals or things, or an abstract entity beauty is everywhere and it is a source of joy compare he its she they
2.
- used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent it is raining
3.
a) - used as anticipatory subject or object of a verb it is necessary to repeat the whole thing often used to shift emphasis to a part of a statement other than the subject it was in this city that the treaty was signed
b) - used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning footed it back to camp
4.
- used to refer to an explicit or implicit state of affairs or circumstances how is it going
5.
a crucial or climactic point - this is it
it (noun)
the player in a game who performs the principal action of the game (as trying to find others in hide-and-seek)
It (abbreviation)
Italian; Italy
IT (abbreviation)
information technology
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