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[soh] /soʊ/
noun, Music.
1.
sol1 .
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British Dictionary definitions for so's

so1

/səʊ/
adverb
1.
(foll by an adjective or adverb and a correlative clause often introduced by that) to such an extent: the river is so dirty that it smells
2.
(used with a negative; it replaces the first as in an equative comparison) to the same extent as: she is not so old as you
3.
(intensifier): it's so lovely, I love you so
4.
in the state or manner expressed or implied: they're happy and will remain so
5.
(not used with a negative; foll by an auxiliary verb or do, have, or be used as main verbs) also; likewise: I can speak Spanish and so can you
6.
(informal) indeed: used to contradict a negative statement: You didn't tell the truth. I did so!
7.
(archaic) provided that
8.
and so on, and so forth, and continuing similarly
9.
just so, See just (sense 19)
10.
or so, approximately: fifty or so people came to see me
11.
quite so, I agree; exactly
12.
so be it, used to express agreement or resignation
13.
so much
  1. a certain degree or amount (of)
  2. a lot (of): it's just so much nonsense
14.
so much for
  1. no more can or need be said about
  2. used to express contempt for something that has failed: so much for your bright idea
conjunction (subordinating; often foll by that)
15.
in order (that): to die so that you might live
16.
with the consequence (that): he was late home, so that there was trouble
17.
(takes an infinitive) so as, in order (to): to slim so as to lose weight
sentence connector
18.
in consequence; hence: she wasn't needed, so she left
19.
used to introduce a sentence expressing resignation, amazement, or sarcasm: so you're publishing a book!
20.
thereupon; and then: and so we ended up in France
21.
used to introduce a sentence or clause to add emphasis: he's crazy, so he is
22.
(informal) so what!, what importance does that have?
pronoun
23.
used to substitute for a clause or sentence, which may be understood: you'll stop because I said so
adjective
24.
used with is, was, etc. factual; true: it can't be so
interjection
25.
an exclamation of agreement, surprise, etc
Usage note
In formal English, so is not used as a conjunction, to indicate either purpose (he left by a back door so he could avoid photographers) or result (the project was abandoned so his services were no longer needed). In the former case to or in order to should be used instead, and in the latter case and so or and therefore would be more acceptable. The expression so therefore should not be used
Word Origin
Old English swā; related to Old Norse svā, Old High German sō, Dutch zoo

so2

/səʊ/
noun
1.
(music) a variant spelling of soh

so3

abbreviation
1.
Somalia

SO

abbreviation
1.
Somalia (international car registration)
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Word Origin and History for so's

so

adv.

Old English swa, swæ (adv., conj., pron.) "in this way," also "to that extent; so as, consequently, therefore," and purely intensive; from Proto-Germanic *swa (cf. Old Saxon, Middle Dutch, Old High German so, Old Norse sva, Danish saa, Swedish , Old Frisian sa, Dutch zo, German so "so," Gothic swa "as"), from PIE reflexive pronomial stem *swo- "so" (cf. Greek hos "as," Old Latin suad "so," Latin se "himself"), derivative of *s(w)e-, pronoun of the third person and reflexive (see idiom).

Old English swa frequently was strengthened by eall, and so also is contained in compounds as, also, such. The -w- was eliminated by contraction from 12c.; cf. two, which underwent the same process but retained its spelling. As an "introductory particle" [OED] from 1590s. Used to add emphasis or contradict a negative from 1913. So in mid-20c. British slang could mean "homosexual" (adj.). So? as a term of dismissal is attested from 1886 (short for is that so?, etc.). So what as an exclamation of indifference dates from 1934. So-and-so is from 1596 meaning "something unspecified;" first recorded 1897 as a euphemistic term of abuse. Abbreviating phrase and so on is attested from 1724. So far so good is from 1721.

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Slang definitions & phrases for so's

snuggle-pup

noun

A boyfriend or girlfriend (1922+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for so's

so

Somali

SO

  1. seller's option
  2. significant other
  3. Somalia (international vehicle ID)
  4. strikeout
  5. symphony orchestra
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so's in the Bible

(Nubian, Sabako), an Ethiopian king who brought Egypt under his sway. He was bribed by Hoshea to help him against the Assyrian monarch Shalmaneser (2 Kings 17:4). This was a return to the policy that had been successful in the reign of Jeroboam I.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with so's
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