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.
Informal. very or extremely:
I’m so sad.
Informal. (used with the word “not” or in a generally negative statement to emphasize an adjective, noun phrase, or clause) really; surely:
That is so not funny! My mom is so going to kill me!
My head aches so!
(used before an adverb or an adverbial clause and followed 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.
and so to bed.
in order that (often followed by that):
Check carefully, so any mistakes will be caught.
with the result that (often followed 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.
(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.
not so much, Informal. not (def 3).
only / just so many, being a limited or small number or amount:
I can eat only so many pieces of fruit.
only / just so much, 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.
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.
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.
so much as, even:
He doesn’t so much as say hello to me.
so to speak. speak (def 22).
so what?. what (def 27).
(foll by an adjective or adverb and a correlative clause often introduced by that) to such an extent: the river is so dirty that it smells
(used with a negative; it replaces the first as in an equative comparison) to the same extent as: she is not so old as you
(intensifier): it’s so lovely, I love you so
in the state or manner expressed or implied: they’re happy and will remain so
(not used with a negative; foll by an auxiliary verb or do, have, or be used as main verbs) also; likewise: I can speak Spanish and so can you
(informal) indeed: used to contradict a negative statement: You didn’t tell the truth. I did so!
(archaic) provided that
and so on, and so forth, and continuing similarly
just so, See just (sense 19)
or so, approximately: fifty or so people came to see me
quite so, I agree; exactly
so be it, used to express agreement or resignation
a certain degree or amount (of)
a lot (of): it’s just so much nonsense
so much for
no more can or need be said about
used to express contempt for something that has failed: so much for your bright idea
conjunction (subordinating; often foll by that)
in order (that): to die so that you might live
with the consequence (that): he was late home, so that there was trouble
(takes an infinitive) so as, in order (to): to slim so as to lose weight
in consequence; hence: she wasn’t needed, so she left
used to introduce a sentence expressing resignation, amazement, or sarcasm: so you’re publishing a book!
thereupon; and then: and so we ended up in France
used to introduce a sentence or clause to add emphasis: he’s crazy, so he is
(informal) so what!, what importance does that have?
used to substitute for a clause or sentence, which may be understood: you’ll stop because I said so
used with is, was, etc. factual; true: it can’t be so
an exclamation of agreement, surprise, etc
(music) a variant spelling of soh
Somalia (international car registration)
1. Shift Out
2. Significant Other, almost invariably written abbreviated and pronounced /S-O/ by hackers. Used to refer to one’s primary relationship, especially a live-in to whom one is not married.
The country code for Somalia.
Somalia (international vehicle ID)
(Nubian, Sabako), an Ethiopian king who brought Egypt under his sway. He was bribed by Hoshea to help him against the Assyrian monarch Shalmaneser (2 Kings 17:4). This was a return to the policy that had been successful in the reign of Jeroboam I.
1. seller’s option. 2. shipping order. 1. Signal Officer. 2. Special Order. 3. Standing Order. abbreviation 1. strike out s.o. strikeout
- So 2
An early system on IBM 701. [Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)]. (1994-11-04)
1. service-oriented architecture. 2. start of authority. SOA 1. S-band omni antenna 2. service-oriented architecture
SoAfr. South Africa, South African