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  1. sol, soh, so(adverb)

    the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization

  2. so(adverb)

    to a very great extent or degree

    "the idea is so obvious"; "never been so happy"; "I love you so"; "my head aches so!"

  3. so(adverb)

    in a manner that facilitates

    "he observed the snakes so he could describe their behavior"; "he stooped down so he could pick up his hat"

  4. so(adverb)

    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"

  5. so(adverb)

    to a certain unspecified extent or degree

    "I can only go so far with this student"; "can do only so much in a day"

  6. so(adverb)

    in the same way; also

    "I was offended and so was he"; "worked hard and so did she"

  7. thus, thusly, so(adverb)

    in the way indicated

    "hold the brush so"; "set up the pieces thus"; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)

  8. so(adverb)

    (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed

    "he was so tired he could hardly stand"; "so dirty that it smells"

  9. then, so, and so, and then(adverb)

    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"

  10. therefore, hence, thence, thus, so(adverb)

    (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

    "therefore X must be true"; "the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory"; "we were young and thence optimistic"; "it is late and thus we must go"; "the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted"

  11. indeed, so(adverb)

    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!"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. so(Noun)

    A syllable used in solfu00E8ge to represent the fifth note of a major scale.

  2. so(Adverb)

    To the extent that

  3. so(Adverb)

    To a particular extent.

    I need a piece of cloth long. [= this long]

  4. so(Adverb)

    In a particular manner.

    Place the napkin on the table just so.

  5. so(Adverb)

    In the same manner or to the same extent as aforementioned; also.

  6. so(Adjective)

    True, accurate.

  7. so(Adjective)

    In that state or manner; with that attribute. ()

  8. so(Adjective)


    Is he so?

  9. so(Conjunction)

    In order that.

    Eat your broccoli so you can have dessert.

  10. so(Conjunction)

    With the result that; for that reason; therefore.

  11. so(Conjunction)

    Provided that; on condition that, as long as.

  12. so(Interjection)

    Used after a pause for thought to introduce a new topic, question or story.

  13. so(Interjection)

    Shortened form of "So what?"

    "You park your car in front of my house every morning." "So?"

  14. SO(Abbreviation)


  15. So(ProperNoun)

    A Mon-Khmer-speaking people of Laos and Thailand.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. So(adverb)

    in that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known

  2. So(adverb)

    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

  3. So(adverb)

    in such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape

  4. So(adverb)

    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. So(adverb)

    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

  6. So(adverb)

    the case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction

  7. So(adverb)

    it is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent

  8. So(adverb)

    well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?

  9. So(adverb)

    is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So?

  10. So(adverb)

    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

  11. So

    provided that; on condition that; in case that; if

  12. So

    be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors

  13. Origin: [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw; akin to OFries, s, s, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s, G. so, Icel. sv, 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. 192. Cf. As, Custom, Ethic, Idiom, Such.]

The New Hacker's DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. SO

    1. (also S.O.) Abbrev. for Significant Other, almost invariably written abbreviated and pronounced /S·O/ by hackers. Used to refer to one's primary relationship, esp. a live-in to whom one is not married. See MOTAS, MOTOS, MOTSS. 2. [techspeak] The Shift Out control character in ASCII (Control-N, 0001110).


  1. Mercy Street

    "Mercy Street" is a song written by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. The song deals with the life and conflicting emotions of the poet Anne Sexton, and makes frequent allusions to incidents from Sexton's life and a number of her poems, in particular the work 45 Mercy Street. Themes touched on in the song include suicide attempts, troubled parental relationships, a desire to become whole, attempting to come to terms with the past, and confessing. A video was created for "Mercy Street", even though the song was not released as a single.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SO' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #65

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SO' in Written Corpus Frequency: #33

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SO' in Adverbs Frequency: #1

Anagrams of SO »

  1. O's, OS, o's, os

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