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1so/ˈsoʊ/adverb
1so
/ˈsoʊ/
adverb
Learner's definition of SO  
: to a degree that is suggested or stated — often + that — often used with as when making a comparison, when giving an example of some quality, or when describing someone or something
— see also so much as (below)
   b  : to a great degree : very or extremely
◊ When this sense of so is used before an adjective alone, it is considered informal.
   c  informal  : without any doubt — used to make a statement more forceful
: to a definite but not specified amount
: in the same way
: in the way that is stated or suggested — often + that
informal  : most certainly

and so forth

orand so on
: and other things often of the same or similar kind

even so

— see 2even

ever so

— see ever

every so often

— see every

how so

— see 1how

never so much as

— see never

so far

— see 1far

so help me (God)

— see 1help

so long

— see 2long

so much

: an amount, price, etc., that is not stated or known

so much as

— used after a negative word (such as not or a contraction of not) to stress the smallness of an amount or effort
— see also 1so 1a (above)

so much for

informal
— used to say that everything that can be said about or done with something or someone has been said or done
— used to say that something has ended

so much so (that)

: to the extent that

so much the better

— see 3better

so to speak

— see speak
2so/ˈsoʊ/pronoun
2so
/ˈsoʊ/
pronoun
Learner's definition of SO  
— used to refer to something that has just been stated or suggested

if I may say so

— see 1say

or so

— used to say that a number, amount, etc., is not exact
3so/ˈsoʊ/conjunction
3so
/ˈsoʊ/
conjunction
Learner's definition of SO  
: for that reason : and therefore
— used to say the reason for something
— used in speech to introduce a statement or question
— used in speech to say in a somewhat rude or annoyed way that something is unimportant
— used in speech to say that you have just become aware of someone or something

so as

— see 2as

so far as

— see 1far

so long as

— see 2long
4so/ˈsoʊ/adjective
4so
/ˈsoʊ/
adjective
Learner's definition of SO  
not used before a noun
: agreeing with actual facts : true

just so

— see 2just
5so/ˈsoʊ/noun
5so
/ˈsoʊ/
noun
Learner's definition of SO  
[noncount]music
: sol
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