1. [ adverb ] (intensifier) to a very great extent or degree

"the idea is so obvious" "never been so happy" "I love you so" "my head aches so!"

Related terms: intensifier
2. [ adverb ] in order that

"he stooped down so he could pick up his hat"

3. [ adverb ] 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"

4. [ adjective ] conforming to truth
Synonyms: truthful

"I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so" "a truthful statement"

Related terms: true
5. [ adverb ] to a certain unspecified extent or degree

"I can only go so far with this student" "can do only so much in a day"

6. [ adverb ] in they same way; also

"I was offended and so was he" "worked hard and so did she"

7. [ adverb ] in the way indicated
Synonyms: thus thusly

"hold the brush so" "set up the pieces thus" (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)

8. [ adverb ] (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed

"he was so tired he could hardly stand" "so dirty that it smells"

9. [ adverb ] subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
Synonyms: then and_then and_so

"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"

10. [ adverb ] in truth (often tends to intensify)
Synonyms: indeed

"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!"

11. [ adjective ] marked by system; in good order
Synonyms: in_order

"everything is in order" "his books are always just so" "things must be exactly so"

Related terms: systematic
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8527
13. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 2668
14. [ noun ] (music,linguistics) the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
Synonyms: soh sol
Related terms: solfa_syllable
Similar spelling:   soy