Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: apostrophe  u'pós-tru-fee
  1. Address to an absent or imaginary person
  2. The mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word

Derived forms: apostrophes

Type of: punctuation, punctuation mark [Brit], rhetorical device

Encyclopedia: Apostrophe