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Definition of 'so'

Noun

  1. the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
       Synonyms: sol soh

Adverb

  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)
       Synonyms: thus thusly
  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"
       Synonyms: then and so and then
  9. 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!"
       Synonyms: indeed


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