Word of the Day: It
it / it
- that one; used as subject or direct or indirect object of a verb or preposition
A good deed dies when it is spoken about.
- 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
- 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
- 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-
- used in reference to an unspecific source
It is said that love and a cough cannot be hid.
Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893-1957
- 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-
- used as an anticipatory subject
If it were ever to rain soup, the poor would only have forks.
- a crucial point
Life is definitely not a rehearsal, this is it.
Mike Watt, 1957-
- 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-