[səʊ] or [so]


(adv.) 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'.

(adv.) to a very great extent or degree; 'the idea is so obvious'; 'never been so happy'; 'I love you so'; 'my head aches so!'.

(adv.) (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed; 'he was so tired he could hardly stand'; 'so dirty that it smells'.

(adv.) 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'.

(adv.) to a certain unspecified extent or degree; 'I can only go so far with this student'; 'can do only so much in a day'.

(adv.) in the same way; also; 'I was offended and so was he'; 'worked hard and so did she'.

Editor: Matt--From WordNet


(adv.) In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.

(adv.) In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively, following as, to denote comparison or resemblance; sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.

(adv.) In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.

(adv.) Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so wisely.

(adv.) In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in this or that condition or state; under these circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to something just asserted or implied; used also with the verb to be, as a predicate.

(adv.) The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.

(adv.) It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.

(adv.) Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?

(adv.) Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So?

(adv.) About the number, time, or quantity specified; thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so in the country; I have read only a page or so.

(conj.) Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.

(interj.) Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.

Inputed by Hubert

Synonyms and Synonymous

ad. [1]. Thus, in like manner, for a like reason, with equal reason.[2]. To such a degree, in such a manner.[3]. Likewise, in the same manner, in such a manner, in this way.[4]. Such, in the same state or condition, as it is, as it was.[5]. Therefore, for this reason, on this account.[6]. Thus it is, so it is.[7]. Be it so, thus be it, it is well.

conj. Provided that, on condition that, in case that.

Typist: Paul


Typed by Evangeline


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