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Meaning of SO

Pronunciation:  sow

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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.
    3. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with
       as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to
             I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the
             beginning and progress of a rising world. --T.
             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
    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
             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.
    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.
             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
    {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.
  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
  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

(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.

 Definition:  a measure for grain; vail