Definition of SO

noun : SO

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

Adverb : SO

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) to a very great extent or degree; "the idea is so obvious"; "never been so happy"; "I love you so"; "my head aches so!" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) to a certain unspecified extent or degree; "I can only go so far with this student"; "can do only so much in a day" ;

  • 5. (

    ) in the same way; also; "I was offended and so was he"; "worked hard and so did she" ;

  • 6. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) (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. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 9. (

    ) (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" ;

  • 10. (

    ) 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!" ;


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