There are 4 definitions of -s in English:

-s1

Pronunciation: /s, z after a vowel sound or voiced consonant/

suffix

  • Denoting the plurals of nouns (as in apples, wagons, etc.). Compare with -es1.

Origin

Old English plural ending -as.

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Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space

There are 4 definitions of -s in English:

-s2

Pronunciation: /s, z after a vowel sound or voiced consonant/

suffix

  • Forming the third person singular of the present of verbs (as in sews, runs, etc.). Compare with -es2.

Origin

Old English dialect.

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-s3

Pronunciation: /s, z after a vowel sound or voiced consonant/

suffix

  • 1Forming adverbs such as besides.
  • 2Forming possessive pronouns such as hers, ours.

Origin

Old English -es, masculine and neuter genitive singular ending.

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-s4

Pronunciation: /s, z after a vowel sound or voiced consonant/

suffix

  • Forming nicknames or pet names: ducks

Origin

suggested by -s1.

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