Definitions for of-
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word of-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of*ʌv, ɒv; unstressed əv or, esp. before consonants, ə(prep.)
(used to indicate distance or direction from, separation, deprivation, etc.):
within a mile of the house; robbed of one's money.
(used to indicate derivation or origin):
the songs of Gershwin.
(used to indicate cause or reason):
dead of hunger.
(used to indicate material, substance, or contents):
a dress of silk; a book of poems.
(used to indicate apposition or identity):
a genius of a pilot.
(used to indicate possession or association):
property of the church.
(used to indicate inclusion in a number, class, or whole):
one of us.
(used to indicate the object of the action noted by the preceding noun, verb, or adjective):
the ringing of bells; to write of home; tired of working.
(used to indicate qualities or attributes):
a woman of courage.
(used to indicate a specified time):
They arrived of an evening.
before the hour of; until:
ten minutes of one.
on the part of:
It was nice of you to come.
set aside for or devoted to:
a minute of prayer.
consumed of worms.
* Usage: of with an adjective after the adverb how or too is largely characteristic of informal speech: How long of a drive will it be? It's too hot of a day for tennis. This is often criticized in more formal situations. See also couple, off.
Origin of of:
bef. 900; ME, OE: of, off; c. G ab, L ab, Gk apó
have: He should of asked me.
Ref: Compare a4.
* auxiliary v. Nonstandard..
var. of ob- (by assimilation) before
a regulatory body for a specified industry
Origin: first syllable of office
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