Word of the Day: It

it / it

 

pronoun

 

  1. that one; used as subject or direct or indirect object of a verb or preposition

A good deed dies when it is spoken about.

Arabian Proverb

 

  1. used as the subject of a verb that describes a condition or action

It is raining and you can hear the pattern of the drops.

Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986

 

  1. used to represent an understood or previously mentioned group

Any education given by a group tends to socialize its members, but the quality and the value of the socialization depends upon the habits and aims of the group.

John Dewey, 1859-1952

 

  1. used to represent an implicit or previously mentioned action or activity

Swing is so much more than a dance, it’s a way of life.

Nicholas Hope, 1958-

 

  1. used in reference to an unspecific source

It is said that love and a cough cannot be hid.

Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893-1957

 

  1. used to refer to circumstances, a current state of affairs, etc.

Ultimately, ‘how’s it going?’ is the most futile and the most profound of questions.

Pascal Bruckner, 1948-

 

  1. used as an anticipatory subject

If it were ever to rain soup, the poor would only have forks.

Brazilian Proverb

 

  1. a crucial point

Life is definitely not a rehearsal, this is it.

Mike Watt, 1957-

 

noun

 

  1. in children’s games, the player who performs the principal task

The game is over whenever It gets everyone else frozen. The last person frozen becomes the new It.
Helaine Becker, 1961-