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I'm never gonna be somebody who's gonna fall down from the sky on a trapeze. That's not me. I really want to make sure that my focus stays on connecting with the audience.
Sara Bareilles

Meaning of "who's" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHO'S

who's  [huːz] play
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WHAT DOES WHO'S MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Who (pronoun)

The pronoun who, in English, is an interrogative pronoun and a relative pronoun, used chiefly to refer to humans. Its derived forms include whom, an objective form the use of which is now generally confined to formal English; the possessive form whose; and the emphatic form whoever (also whosoever and whom(so)ever; see also -ever).

Definition of who's in the English dictionary

The definition of who's in the dictionary is who is.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WHO'S


abuse
əˈbjuːz
Andrews
ˈændruːz
bijoux
ˈbiːʒuːz
blues
bluːz
choose
tʃuːz
cruise
kruːz
excuse
ɪkˈskjuːz
fuse
fjuːz
Hughes
hjuːz
lose
luːz
Matthews
ˈmæθjuːz
muse
mjuːz
news
njuːz
refuse
rɪˈfjuːz
Syracuse
ˈsaɪrəˌkjuːz
Toulouse
tuːˈluːz
use
juːz
values
ˈvæljuːz
Veracruz
ˌvɛrəˈkruːz
whose
huːz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHO'S

who
who-does-what
who´d
who´ll
who´s who
who´ve
whoa
whodunit
whodunitry
whodunnit
whodunnitry
whoe´er
whoever
whole
whole blood
whole gale
whole hog
whole milk
whole note
whole number

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHO'S

Alzheimer´s
baker´s
Barnardo´s
chemist´s
fair do´s
he´s
it´s
Jane´s
j´s
let´s
Levi´s
Lord´s
New Year´s
one´s
Parkinson´s
she´s
that´s
there´s
T´s
Z´s

Synonyms and antonyms of who's in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «who's» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHO'S

Find out the translation of who's to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of who's from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «who's» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

谁的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quién es
570 millions of speakers

English

who´s
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कौन है
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

من هو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кто
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quem é
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

qui est
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Siapa
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誰です
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사람은 누군가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

யார் தான்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोण आहे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

chi è
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kto
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хто
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cine e
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ο οποίος είναι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wie se
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vem är
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hvem er
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of who's

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHO'S»

The term «who's» is very widely used and occupies the 3.372 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WHO'S» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «who's» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «who's» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about who's

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10 QUOTES WITH «WHO'S»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word who's.
1
Javier Bardem
I look at myself, and I see a Spanish person who's trying to be understood by an English-speaking audience and is putting a lot of energy into that, instead of into expressing himself freely and feeling comfortable.
2
Sara Bareilles
I'm never gonna be somebody who's gonna fall down from the sky on a trapeze. That's not me. I really want to make sure that my focus stays on connecting with the audience.
3
Matt Berninger
A person with grace is somebody who's socially graceful or is a classy person, but sometimes you just feel the opposite of that, and you just feel like a jerk and a loser and a weirdo.
4
Jello Biafra
Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those - but it's really important who's mayor and who's on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board.
5
Nolan Bushnell
Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
6
Leslie Cockburn
I have a great spouse, Andrew Cockburn, who's also a journalist.
7
Dave Coulier
When I walk out on stage, I don't know who's in the audience. To me, in my little fat skull, the laugh is just the widest demographic you can get.
8
Kevin Durant
I can score the basketball, but I think I can pass pretty well or I can make the correct pass. I'm not the type of guy who's just going to throw the ball inbounds to a guy who's wide open. I can make the right pass.
9
Tim Ferriss
The first thing I would do for anyone who's trying to lose body fat, for instance, would be to remove foods from the house that he or she would consume during lapses of self-control.
10
Norman Finkelstein
People are motivated by the desires for privilege, for power, for profit. Those are not shocking revelations. Anyone who's had any experience in life knows these things.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHO'S»

Discover the use of who's in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to who's and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: A Play
A social event becomes a personal challenge for two faculty members and their wives at a small New England college as their inner fears and desires are exposed.
Edward Albee, 1962
2
Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
A guide to reading "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure.
Michael Adams, 1985
3
Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Presented to great popular and critical acclaim at the Mark Taper Forum of the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Edward Albee, 1990
4
Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain
Not so, argues the renowned neuroscientist Michael S. Gazzaniga in this thoughtful, provocative book based on his Gifford Lectures——one of the foremost lecture series in the world dealing with religion, science, and philosophy.
Michael S. Gazzaniga, 2011
5
Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners
List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.
Elizabeth A. Brennan, Elizabeth C. Clarage, 1999
6
Who's to Say?: A Dialogue on Relativism
Arguments are examined, re-examined, challenged, and honoured in this lively dialogue on relativism and objectivity.
Norman Melchert, 1994
7
Who's Afraid of Human Cloning?
Gregory Penceoffers a candid look at the arguments for and against for and against human cloning, and comes to some startling conclusions.
Gregory E. Pence, 1998
8
Who's Bashing Whom?: Trade Conflict in High-technology ...
This volume answers these questions on the basis of detailed and rigorous case studies of trade disputes between the United States, Japan, and Europe in aircraft, semiconductors, supercomputers, telecommunications, and other electronics ...
Laura D'Andrea Tyson, 1992
9
Who's who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to ...
A comprehensive cross-referenced biographical guide to the key men and women in the history of Western homosexuality. Covers famous, notorious and previously unknown figures across royalty, politics, the arts, mediine, religion, and more.
Robert Aldrich, Garry Wotherspoon, 2002
10
Who's Who in Classical Mythology
John Hazel Who's Who inRussia since 1900 Martin McCauley Who's Whoin Shakespeare Peter Quennell andHamish Johnson Who's Who of TwentiethCentury Novelists Tim Woods Who's Who in TwentiethCentury World Poetry Edited by ...
Michael Grant, John Hazel, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHO'S»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term who's is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Greece's debt crisis: A who's who
Hong Kong (CNN) Following a referendum in which Greeks voted against accepting new austerity measures, European leaders have given Greece one last ... «CNN, Jul 15»
2
Who's Speaking Up for the American Worker?
At the other end of the front row sat another septuagenarian retiree, whose eyes filled with tears, as I showed pictures of and spoke about the people who line up ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
3
Who's afraid of America?
Bob Work, the deputy secretary of defence charged with overseeing the new offset strategy, says that by the mid-1980s Soviet generals who studied the results ... «The Economist, Jun 15»
4
Who's Happy Now?
Conservatives are happier than liberals, or so decades of surveys that ask about life satisfaction would suggest. . . . But a new series of studies questions the gap ... «The New Yorker, May 15»
5
Who's Who in the Fight for Yemen
Yemen is being torn apart by a toxic political crisis between a weak national government and a rebel movement known as the Houthis, who have taken over the ... «FRONTLINE, Apr 15»
6
Who's Playing Marbles Now?
They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.” Fox contributor Rudy Giuliani observed on the same day that in ... «New York Times, Dec 14»
7
WHO's contribution to the Ebola response
WHO has been working in Ebola-affected countries to help the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) achieve their 70-70-60 goals. The goals ... «World Health Organization, Dec 14»
8
Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis
WHO's "Global Tuberculosis Report 2014", published today, shows that 9 million people developed TB in 2013, and 1.5 million died, including 360 000 people ... «World Health Organization, Oct 14»
9
WHO report on suicide prevention
4 SEPTEMBER 2014 ¦ GENEVA - More than 800 000 people die by suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO's first global ... «World Health Organization, Sep 14»
10
World Health Statistics 2014
World Health Statistics 2014 contains WHO's annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made ... «World Health Organization, May 14»

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