Meaning of so
Pronunciation: (sō), [key]
- in the way or manner indicated, described, or implied: Do it so.
- in that or this manner or fashion; thus: So it turned out.
- in the aforesaid state or condition: It is broken and has long been so.
- to the extent or degree indicated or suggested: Do not walk so fast.
- very or extremely: I'm so sad.
- very greatly: My head aches so!
- (used before an adverb or an adverbial clause and fol. by as) to such a degree or extent: so far as I know.
- having the purpose of: a speech so commemorating the victory.
- for this or that reason; hence; therefore: She is ill, and so cannot come to the party.
- (used as an affirmative to emphasize or confirm a previous statement) most certainly: I said I would come, and so I will.
- (used as an emphatic affirmative to contradict a previous statement) indeed; truly; too: I was so at the party!
- likewise or correspondingly; also; too: If he is going, then so am I.
- in such manner as to follow or result from: As he learned, so did he teach.
- in the way that follows; in this way: The audience was seated, and so the famous speech began.
- in the way that precedes; in that way: So ended the speech, and the listeners arose and cheered.
- in such way as to end in: So live your life that old age will bring you no regrets.
- then; subsequently: and so to bed.
- even: He doesn't so much as say hello to me.
- to turn up the volume of the radio so as to drown out the noise from the next apartment.
- with the result or purpose:to turn up the volume of the radio so as to drown out the noise from the next apartment.
- Older Use.provided that:I like any flower, just so as it's real.
- being a limited or small number or amount: I can eat only so many pieces of fruit.
- being a limited amount or quantity; up to a certain point or maximum: I can eat only so much fruit; just so much that one can do in such a case.
- See(def. 20).
- See(def. 17).
- in order that (often fol. by that): Check carefully, so any mistakes will be caught.
- with the result that (often fol. by that): He checked carefully, so that the mistakes were caught.
- on the condition that; if.
- such as has been stated: to be good and stay so.
- something that is about or near the persons or things in question, as in number or amount: Of the original twelve, five or so remain.
- The carpeting is priced at so much per yard.
- something, as an amount or cost, that is not specified or determined:The carpeting is priced at so much per yard.
- all that is or needs to be said or done:So much for the preliminaries, let's get down to the real issues.
- (used as an exclamation of surprise, shock, discovery, inquiry, indifference, etc., according to the manner of utterance.)
- true as stated or reported; conforming with reality or the fact: Say it isn't so.
Pronunciation: (sō), [key]
— n. Music.
- Signal Officer.
- Special Order.
- Standing Order.
- seller's option.
- shipping order.
- so (Thesaurus)