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O, o

[oh] /oʊ/
noun, plural O's or Os; o's or os or oes.
1.
the fifteenth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter O or o, as in box, note, short, or love .
3.
something having the shape of an O .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter O or o.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter O or o.

O

[oh] /oʊ/
interjection
1.
(used before a name in direct address, especially in solemn or poetic language, to lend earnestness to an appeal):
Hear, O Israel!
2.
(used as an expression of surprise, pain, annoyance, longing, gladness, etc.)
noun, plural O's.
3.
the exclamation “O.”.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English < Old French < Latin ō
Can be confused
O, oh, owe.
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British Dictionary definitions for o's

o

/əʊ/
noun (pl) o's, O's, Os
1.
the 15th letter and fourth vowel of the modern English alphabet
2.
any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in code, pot, cow, move, or form
3.
another name for nought

O1

symbol
1.
(chem) oxygen
2.
a human blood type of the ABO group See universal donor
3.
(logic) a particular negative categorial proposition, such as some men are not married: often symbolized as SoP Compare A, E, I2
abbreviation
4.
(Austral, slang) offence
Word Origin
(for sense 3) from Latin (neg)o I deny

O2

/əʊ/
interjection
1.
a variant spelling of oh
2.
an exclamation introducing an invocation, entreaty, wish, etc: O God!, O for the wings of a dove!
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Word Origin and History for o's

o

interjection of fear, surprise, admiration, etc.; see oh.

O

blood type, 1926, originally "zero," denoting absence of A and B agglutinogens.

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o's in Medicine

o
The Greek letter omicron. Entries beginning with this character are alphabetized under omicron.

O 1

The symbol for the element oxygen.

O 2
abbr.
oculus

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o's in Science
O  
The symbol for oxygen.
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Related Abbreviations for o's

o

  1. Latin octarius (pint)
  2. octavo
  3. ohm

O

  1. old
  2. Oriental (as in personal ads, but usually A, Asian)
  3. out
  4. outstanding
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