Definition of so:

part of speech: conjunction

On condition that; if; therefore; as, it is raining, so we cannot go.

part of speech: adjective

In this manner or degree; thus; therefore; to such extent; in case.

part of speech: adverb

In a like manner or degree; as, she is not so tall as her sister; in such a way, state, or amount as is indicated or known; as, he acted so; for this or that reason; therefore; more or less; as, get a dozen or so.

part of speech: adjective

In this manner or degree: thus: for like reason: in such manner or degree: in a high degree: as has been stated: on this account: be it so: provided that: in case that.

Usage examples for so:

  • " Not so he said. "Si'Wren of the Patriarchs", Roland Cheney.
  • It is so then. "The Lady of Lyons or Love and Pride", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
  • So that's what I'll do. "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  • So you're not going away now? "The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life", Charles Klein.

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Judging correctly from experience; having ability to decide rightly what is best to say or do; discreet; skilful; learned; based on good judgment. ...