The neuter pronoun of the third person, corresponding to the masculine pronoun he and the feminine she, and having the same plural (they, their or theirs, them).
- Used to refer to that one previously mentioned. Used of a nonhuman entity; an animate being whose sex is unspecified, unknown, or irrelevant; a group of objects or individuals; an action; or an abstraction: polished the table until it shone; couldn't find out who it was; opened the meeting by calling it to order.
- Used as the subject of an impersonal verb: It is snowing.
- Used as an anticipatory subject or object: Is it certain that they will win?
- Used as an anticipatory subject to emphasize a term that is not itself a subject: It was on Friday that all the snow fell.
- Used to refer to a general condition or state of affairs: She couldn't stand it.
- Used to refer to a crucial situation or culmination: This is it—the rivals are finally face to face. That's it! I won't tolerate any more foolishness.
- Informal Used to refer to something that is the best, the most desirable, or without equal: He thinks he's it. That steak was really it!
- Games A player, as in tag, who attempts to find or catch the other players.
- An animal that has been neutered: The cat is an it.
- with it Slang Aware of or knowledgeable about the latest trends or developments.
- with it Slang Mentally responsive and perceptive: I'm just not with it today.