Definition of 'so'
- the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
Synonyms: sol soh
- to a very great extent or degree; "the idea is so obvious"; "never been so happy"; "I love you so"; "my head aches so!"
- 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"
- 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"
- to a certain unspecified extent or degree; "I can only go so far with this student"; "can do only so much in a day"
- in the same way; also; "I was offended and so was he"; "worked hard and so did she"
- in the way indicated; "hold the brush so"; "set up the pieces thus"; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)
Synonyms: thus thusly
- (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed; "he was so tired he could hardly stand"; "so dirty that it smells"
- 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
- 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!"