The Word is:”so”


adverb: so

1. to such a great extent.
“the words tumbled out so fast that I could barely hear them”

  • extremely; very much (used for emphasis).
    “she looked so pretty”
  • informal
    used to emphasize a clause or negative statement.
  • “that’s so not fair”

  • informal
    used with a gesture to indicate size.
    “the bird was about so long”
  • 2. to the same extent (used in comparisons).
    “he isn’t so bad as you’d think”

    3. referring back to something previously mentioned:

  • that is the case.
    “‘Has somebody called an ambulance?’ ‘I believe so’”
  • the truth.
    “I hear that you’re a writer—is that so?”
  • similarly; and also.
    “times have changed and so have I”
  • expressing agreement.
    “‘There’s another one.’ ‘So there is.’”
  • Irish
    used for emphasis in a formula added at the end of a statement.
    “your old man was the salt of the earth, so he was”
  • informal
    used to emphatically contradict a negative statement.
    “it is so!”
  • 4. in the way described or demonstrated; thus.
    “hold your arms so”

    conjunction: so

    1. and for this reason; therefore.
    “it was still painful so I went to see a specialist”

  • with the result that.
    “it was overgrown with brambles, so that I had difficulty making any progress”
  • 2. with the aim that; in order that.
    “they whisper to each other so that no one else can hear”
    3. and then; as the next step.
    “and so to the final”
    4. introducing a question.
    “so, what did you do today?”

  • introducing a question following on from what was said previously.
    “so what did he do about it?”
  • informal
    why should that be considered significant?
    “‘He came into the shop this morning.’ ‘So?’”
  • 5. introducing a statement which is followed by a defensive comment.
    “so I’m a policeman—what’s wrong with that?”
    6. introducing a concluding statement.
    “so that’s that”
    7. in the same way; correspondingly.
    “just as bad money drives out good, so does bad art drive out the good”

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