so

Primary Meanings of so

1.
adv
to a very great extent or degree
2.
adv
in a manner that facilitates
3.
n
the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
Full Definitions of so
1

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 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 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 in the way indicated

“hold the brush so
Synonyms:
thus, thusly

adv in the same way; also

“I was offended and so was he”
“worked hard and so did she”

adv in truth (often tends to intensify)

“he did so do it!”
Synonyms:
indeed
2

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

“the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted”
Synonyms:
hence, thence, therefore, thus

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 subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)

Synonyms:
and so, and then, then
3

n the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization

Synonyms:
soh, sol
Type of:
solfa syllable
one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization

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