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Meaning of SO

Pronunciation:  sow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
  2. [adv]  in truth (often tends to intensify); "they said the car would break down and indeed it did"; "it is very cold indeed"; "was indeed grateful"; "indeed, the rain may still come"; "he did so do it!"
  3. [adv]  subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors); "then he left"; "go left first, then right"; "first came lightning, then thunder"; "we watched the late movie and then went to bed"; "and so home and to bed"
  4. [adv]  in order that; "he stooped down so he could pick up his hat"
  5. [adv]  in the way indicated; "hold the brush so"; "set up the pieces thus"; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)
  6. [adv]  (intensifier) to a very great extent or degree; "the idea is so obvious"; "never been so happy"; "I love you so"; "my head aches so!"
  7. [adv]  (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed; "he was so tired he could hardly stand"; "so dirty that it smells"
  8. [adv]  in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied; "They're happy and I hope they will remain so"; "so live your life that old age will bring no regrets"
  9. [adv]  to a certain unspecified extent or degree; "I can only go so far with this student"; "can do only so much in a day"
  10. [adv]  in they same way; also; "I was offended and so was he"; "worked hard and so did she"
 

SO is a 2 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: and so, and then, indeed, soh, sol, then, thus, thusly
 
 See Also: solfa syllable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \So\, adv. [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw[=a]; akin to OFries,
    s[=a], s?, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s?, G. so, Icel. sv[=a], sv?,
    svo, so, Sw. s?, Dan. saa, Goth. swa so, sw? as; cf. L. suus
    one's own, Skr. sva one's own, one's self. [root]192. Cf. As,
    {Custom}, {Ethic}, {Idiom}, {Such}.]
    1. In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or
       as implied, or as supposed to be known.
    
             Why is his chariot so long in coming? --Judges v.
                                                   28.
    
    2. In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like
       reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively,
       following as, to denote comparison or resemblance;
       sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.
    
             As a war should be undertaken upon a just motive, so
             a prince ought to consider the condition he is in.
                                                   --Swift.
    
    3. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with
       as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to
       escape.
    
             I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the
             beginning and progress of a rising world. --T.
                                                   Burnet.
    
             He is very much in Sir Roger's esteem, so that he
             lives in the family rather as a relation than
             dependent.                            --Addison.
    
    4. Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can
       not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so
       wisely.
    
    5. In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in
       this or that condition or state; under these
       circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to
       something just asserted or implied; used also with the
       verb to be, as a predicate.
    
             Use him [your tutor] with great respect yourself,
             and cause all your family to do so too. --Locke.
    
             It concerns every man, with the greatest
             seriousness, to inquire into those matters, whether
             they be so or not.                    --Tillotson.
    
             He is Sir Robert's son, and so art thou. --Shak.
    
    6. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this
       reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a
       conjuction.
    
             God makes him in his own image an intellectual
             creature, and so capable of dominion. --Locke.
    
             Here, then, exchange we mutually forgiveness; So may
             the guilt of all my broken vows, My perjuries to
             thee, be all forgotten.               --Rowe.
    
    7. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; --
       used to express assent.
    
             And when 't is writ, for my sake read it over, And
             if it please you, so; if not, why, so. --Shak.
    
             There is Percy; if your father will do me any honor,
             so; if not, let him kill the next Percy himself.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    8. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive;
       as, so the work is done, is it?
    
    9. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward
       tone; as, do you say he refuses? So? [Colloq.]
    
    10. About the number, time, or quantity specified;
        thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so
        in the country; I have read only a page or so.
    
    
    
       A week or so will probably reconcile us.    --Gay.
    
    Note: See the Note under {Ill}, adv.
    
    {So} . . . {as}. So is now commonly used as a demonstrative
       correlative of as when it is the puprpose to emphasize the
       equality or comparison suggested, esp. in negative
       assertions, and questions implying a negative answer. By
       Shakespeare and others so . . . as was much used where as
       . . . as is now common. See the Note under {As}, 1.
    
             So do, as thou hast said.             --Gen. xviii.
                                                   5.
    
             As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. --Ps.
                                                   ciii. 15.
    
             Had woman been so strong as men.      --Shak.
    
             No country suffered so much as England. --Macaulay.
    
    {So far}, to that point or extent; in that particular. ``The
       song was moral, and so far was right.'' --Cowper.
    
    {So far forth}, as far; to such a degree. --Shak. --Bacon.
    
    {So forth}, further in the same or similar manner; more of
       the same or a similar kind. See {And so forth}, under
       {And}.
    
    {So, so}, well, well. ``So, so, it works; now, mistress, sit
       you fast.'' --Dryden. Also, moderately or tolerably well;
       passably; as, he succeeded but so so. ``His leg is but so
       so.'' --Shak.
    
    {So that}, to the end that; in order that; with the effect or
       result that.
    
    {So then}, thus then it is; therefore; the consequence is.
    
    
  2. \So\, conj.
    Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.
    
    
    
       Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose play upon
       the earth, so truth be in the field, we do injuriously, by
       licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    
  3. \So\, interj.
    Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you
    are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. 1. shift out

    2. Significant Other, almost invariably written abbreviated and pronounced /S-O/ by hackers. Used to refer to one's primary relationship, especially a live-in to whom one is not married.

    [jargon file]

  2. The country code for Somalia.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Nubian, Sabako), an Ethiopian king who brought Egypt under his sway. He was bribed by Hoshea to help him against the Assyrian monarch Shalmaneser (2 Kings 17:4). This was a return to the policy that had been successful in the reign of Jeroboam I.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition:  a measure for grain; vail
 

 

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