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English noun: so

1. so (communication) the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization

Synonymssoh, sol

Broader (hypernym)solfa syllable

English adverb: so

1. so to a very great extent or degree

SamplesThe idea is so obvious.
Never been so happy.
I love you so.
My head aches so!.

Domain usageintensifier, intensive

2. so in a manner that facilitates

SamplesHe observed the snakes so he could describe their behavior.
He stooped down so he could pick up his hat.

3. so in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied

SamplesThey're happy and I hope they will remain so.
So live your life that old age will bring no regrets.

4. so to a certain unspecified extent or degree

SamplesI can only go so far with this student.
Can do only so much in a day.

5. so in the same way; also

SamplesI was offended and so was he.
Worked hard and so did she.

6. so in the way indicated

SamplesHold the brush so.
Set up the pieces thus.

Synonymsthus, thusly

7. so (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed

SamplesHe was so tired he could hardly stand.
So dirty that it smells.

8. so subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)

SamplesThen 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.

Synonymsand so, and then, then

9. so (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

SamplesTherefore 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.

Synonymshence, thence, therefore, thus

10. so in truth (often tends to intensify)

SamplesThey 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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