Definition and Meanings for so

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So is ranked 20,667 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of so

adverb, conjunction, interjection

Etymology of so

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. custom, ethic, idiom, such

Meaning of so


as adverb

  • in that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
  • 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.
  • in such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • the case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.
  • it is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.
  • well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?
  • is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? so?
  • 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.

as adverb


    as conjunction

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

    as interjection

    • be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.
    • No antonyms for so

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