Is

Is

(?), v. i. [AS. is; akin to G. & Goth. ist, L. est, Gr. , Skr. asti. 9. Cf. Am, Entity, Essence, Absent.] The third person singular of the substantive verb be, in the indicative mood, present tense; as, he is; he is a man. See Be.
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In some varieties of the Northern dialect of Old English, is was used for all persons of the singular.
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For thy is I come, and eke Alain.
Chaucer.
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Aye is thou merry.
Chaucer.
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The idiom of using the present for future events sure to happen is a relic of Old English in which the present and future had the same form; as, this year Christmas is on Friday.
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To-morrow is the new moon.
1 Sam. xx. 5.

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Is"a*bel

(?), n.,

Is"a*bel col"or

(?). } [F. isabelle.] See Isabella.

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Is`a*bel"la

(?), n.,

Is`a*bel"la col"or

(?) }. [Said to be named from the Spanish princess Isabella, daughter of king Philip II., in allusion to the color assumed by her shift, which she wore without change from 1601 to 1604, in consequence of a vow made by her.] A brownish yellow color.
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