English noun: so
|1.||so (communication) the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization|
|Broader (hypernym)||solfa syllable|
English adverb: so
|1.||so to a very great extent or degree|
|Samples||The idea is so obvious.|
Never been so happy.
I love you so.
My head aches so!.
|Domain usage||intensifier, intensive|
|2.||so in a manner that facilitates|
|Samples||He 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|
|Samples||They'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|
|Samples||I can only go so far with this student.|
Can do only so much in a day.
|5.||so in the same way; also|
|Samples||I was offended and so was he.|
Worked hard and so did she.
|6.||so in the way indicated|
|Samples||Hold the brush so.|
Set up the pieces thus.
|7.||so (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed|
|Samples||He was so tired he could hardly stand.|
So dirty that it smells.
|8.||so subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)|
|Samples||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||and so, and then, then|
|9.||so (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result|
|Samples||Therefore 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.
|Synonyms||hence, thence, therefore, thus|
|10.||so in truth (often tends to intensify)|
|Samples||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!.