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so

so

 
pronunciation:
so
parts of speech:
adverb, conjunction, pronoun, interjection, adjective
phrases:
so what?
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in the way expressed or indicated.
Why do you believe so?
similar words:
thus
definition 2: to the extent or degree indicated or understood.
She was so ill that she could not work.
similar words:
thus
definition 3: to a great degree or extent.
I'm so happy the job is finished.
similar words:
very
definition 4: likewise; also; too.
I ate lunch, and so did she.
definition 5: therefore; hence; consequently.
He is tired, and so cannot work today.
similar words:
accordingly, therefore, thus
definition 6: indeed; truly (used to dispute a previous statement).
Don't tell me I can't do it because I can so!You thought I didn't know anything about it--well, I do so!
definition 7: in the way indicated.
You need to hold the camera so.
definition 8: in that way.
He was painting the house, and while he was so occupied, he fell off the ladder.
phrase: so what?
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition 1: in order that.
Please be on time so we won't miss any of the party.She put the delicate things higher on the shelf so the baby couldn't reach them.
definition 2: with the result that.
You were late, so you were marked absent.I was tired, so I went to bed early.
 
part of speech: pronoun
definition 1: such as has been suggested or stated; the same.
She became a wife and remained so.
definition 2: a thing or amount that is close in quantity to that which is referred to.
Your share of the bill will be ten dollars or so.
 
part of speech: interjection
definition: used as an expression of surprise, amazement, understanding, emphasis, or the like.
So! You think you can do it better than I can?
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: verifiable; true; factual.
The report would not have been published if its contents were not so.
Homophone Note
The words so, sew, and sow1 sound alike but have different meanings.