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There are more ideas on earth than intellectuals imagine. And these ideas are more active, stronger, more resistant, more passionate than "politicians" think. We have to be there at the birth of ideas, the bursting outward of their force: not in books expressing them, but in events manifesting this force, in struggles carried on around ideas, for or against them. Ideas do not rule the world. But it is because the world has ideas... that it is not passively ruled by those who are its leaders or those who would like to teach it, once and for all, what it must think.
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Etymology

Old English hit.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

it (subjective and objective it, reflexive and intensive itself, possessive adjective and noun its)

  1. The third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to a non-human entity, to an inanimate thing with no or unknown sex or gender.
    Put it over there.
    Take each day as it comes.
  2. The third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to a human entity of unknown sex or gender.
    She took the baby and held it in her arms.
  3. Used to refer to oneself when identifying oneself, often on the phone, but not limited to this situation.
    It's me. John.
  4. The impersonal pronoun, used without referent as the subject of an impersonal verb or statement.
    It is nearly 10 o’clock.
    It’s very cold today.
    It’s lonely without you.
  5. The impersonal pronoun, used as a placeholder for a delayed subject, or less commonly, object.
    It is easy to see how she would think that.
    I find it odd that you would say that.
    He saw to it that everyone would vote for him.
See Dictionary:Inflection Templates for other personal pronouns.

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Abbreviation

It or It. or it

  1. (language) Italian.
  2. Italy.

Derived terms

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Azeri

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *it, *ït.

Noun

it (Cyrillic spelling ит)

  1. dog

Verb

it (Cyrillic spelling ит)

  1. get lost (imperative)

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *it, *ït.

Noun

it

  1. dog

Synonyms

References

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [1]

Latin

Verb

it

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of .

Turkish

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *it, *ït.

Noun

it

  1. dog
  2. a word for aspersion

Usage notes

It's generally used in countryside when meant "dog". But if the dog isn't loved, it can be said "it" for it, too.

Verb

it

  1. push (imperative)

West Frisian

Article

it n.

  1. the (the definite article that is placed before neuter nouns. Non-neuter (common gender) nouns take the article de).

Pronoun

it (personal pronoun)

  1. it: the third person singular, referring to something neutral, genderless.

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