it Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “it” in the English Dictionary

"it" in British English

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uk   us   /ɪt/

it pronoun (THING)

A1 used as the ​subject of a ​verb, or the ​object of a ​verb or ​preposition, to refer to a thing, ​animal, ​situation, or ​idea that has already been ​mentioned: "Where's my ​pen? It was on my ​desk a ​minute ago." "You ​left it by the ​phone." The ​company was ​losingmoney and it had to ​letpeople go. The ​argument was ​upsetting for us all - I don't ​want to ​talk about it. Children who ​stay away from ​school do it for different ​reasons.
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it pronoun (SUBJECT/OBJECT)

A1 used as the ​subject or ​object of a ​verb to ​represent a phrase at the end of the ​sentence: It's ​unlikely that she'll ​arrive on ​time. It ​costs more if you ​travel before 9.00. I ​liked it in ​Scotland. I ​find it ​convenient to be ​able to do my ​banking by ​phone.

it pronoun (TIME/WEATHER)

A2 used to ​talk about the ​time, ​date, ​weather, or ​distances: What ​time is it? It was ​October, so it was ​quitecold. It ​rained all ​day. It's ten ​miles to Leeds.


uk   us   /ɪt/ informal
used for ​describing things or ​people that are very ​fashionable, and everyone is ​interested in them, ​wants to have them, etc.: The ​design of this ​bag makes it the "it-bag" for this ​summer.

ITnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌaɪˈtiː/
A2 abbreviation for information technology
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(Definition of it from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"it" in American English

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 us   /ɪt, ət/
the thing or ​animal being ​spoken about, that has already been ​mentioned: I can’t ​find the ​newspaper. Do you ​know where it is? Someone is at the ​door. Find out who it is. It is sometimes used to ​introduce a ​statement that does not ​involve a ​particularevent or ​person: It’s ​supposed to ​raintomorrow.
(Definition of it from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"IT" in Business English

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ITnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌaɪˈtiː/
IT abbreviation for informationtechnology: the ​science and ​activity of using ​computers and ​software to ​store and ​sendinformation: Leapfrogging ​outdated IT is one way that ​developingnations can ​beat the ​industrializedworld. IT ​consultant/​director/​manager IT ​department/​division/​staff IT ​professional/​specialist
IT companies or ​organizations that ​sell or ​providegoods or ​servicesrelating to ​computers, ​software, ​access to the ​internet, etc.: IT industry/sector The IT ​industry has the ​systems to gather and ​manage more ​data than the ​world can ​produce. jobs/work in IT The ​agencydeals with a wide ​range of ​jobs in IT.
IT, WORKPLACE the ​department in an ​organization that is ​responsible for ​electronicequipment and ​services, ​includingcomputers, ​software, and ​internetaccess: Take your ​computer to IT and they'll put a new hard ​drive in it.
(Definition of IT from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “it”
in Korean 그것, 상황 설명이나 의견을 말할 때 쓴다, 시간…
in Arabic ضَمير الغائب لِلمُفْرَد غَيْر العاقِل, إنّه (لِلوَقْت), إنّه (لِلأسْماء)…
in Malaysian IT – teknologi maklumat…
in French il, elle, le…
in Russian он, она, оно (о предметах и животных)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用作主語或受詞)它,這,那(指上文提到的事物、動物或情況)…
in Italian esso, essa, lo…
in Turkish o, onu, bahsedilen nesne…
in Polish to, on, ona…
in Spanish informació tecnològica…
in Vietnamese công nghệ thông tin…
in Portuguese usado para significar uma coisa, situação ou ideia que já foi mencionada anteriormente, usado antes de alguns adjetivos…
in Thai เทคโนโลยีสารสนเทศ (ไอที)…
in German es, zur Betonung, das…
in Catalan s’utilitza per a referir-se a alguna cosa que s’ha esmentat abans, s’utilitza davant d’adjectius, noms i verbs per a introduir una opinió o una descripció…
in Japanese それ(先述されたもの、ことなどを表す), (形容詞、名詞、動詞の前につけて形式的な主語、目的語になる), (時間、距離、天候を表す文の主語。日本語には訳さない)…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用作主语或宾语)它,这,那(指上文提到的事物、动物或情况)…
in Indonesian TI, Teknologi Informasi…
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