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    so - Dictionary definition and meaning for word so

    Definition
    (noun) the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
    Synonyms : soh , sol
    Definition
    (adv) to a very great extent or degree
    Example Sentence
    • the idea is so obvious
    • never been so happy
    • I love you so
    • my head aches so!
    Definition
    (adv) in a manner that facilitates
    Example Sentence
    • he observed the snakes so he could describe their behavior
    • he stooped down so he could pick up his hat
    Definition
    (adv) in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied
    Example Sentence
    • They're happy and I hope they will remain so
    • so live your life that old age will bring no regrets
    Definition
    (adv) to a certain unspecified extent or degree
    Example Sentence
    • I can only go so far with this student
    • can do only so much in a day
    Definition
    (adv) in the same way; also
    Example Sentence
    • I was offended and so was he
    • worked hard and so did she
    Definition
    (adv) in the way indicated
    Synonyms : thus , thusly
    Example Sentence
    • hold the brush so
    • set up the pieces thus
    Definition
    (adv) (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed
    Example Sentence
    • he was so tired he could hardly stand
    • so dirty that it smells
    Definition
    (adv) subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
    Synonyms : and so , and then , then
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
    Synonyms : hence , thence , therefore , thus
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) in truth (often tends to intensify)
    Synonyms : indeed
    Example Sentence
    • 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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