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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 so /ˈso, ||sə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So adv.
 1. In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
    Why is his chariot so long in coming?   --Judges v. 28.
 2. In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively, following as, to denote comparison or resemblance; sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.
    As a war should be undertaken upon a just motive, so a prince ought to consider the condition he is in.   --Swift.
 3. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.
    I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the beginning and progress of a rising world.   --T. Burnet.
    He is very much in Sir Roger's esteem, so that he lives in the family rather as a relation than dependent.   --Addison.
 4. Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so wisely.
 5. In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in this or that condition or state; under these circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to something just asserted or implied; used also with the verb to be, as a predicate.
    Use him [your tutor] with great respect yourself, and cause all your family to do so too.   --Locke.
    It concerns every man, with the greatest seriousness, to inquire into those matters, whether they be so or not.   --Tillotson.
    He is Sir Robert's son, and so art thou.   --Shak.
 6. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.
    God makes him in his own image an intellectual creature, and so capable of dominion.   --Locke.
 Here, then, exchange we mutually forgiveness;
 So may the guilt of all my broken vows,
 My perjuries to thee, be all forgotten.   --Rowe.
 7. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.
 And when 't is writ, for my sake read it over,
 And if it please you, so; if not, why, so.   --Shak.
    There is Percy; if your father will do me any honor, so; if not, let him kill the next Percy himself.   --Shak.
 8. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?
 9. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So? [Colloq.]
 10. About the number, time, or quantity specified; thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so in the country; I have read only a page or so.
    A week or so will probably reconcile us.   --Gay.
 Note:See the Note under Ill, adv.
 So . . . as. So is now commonly used as a demonstrative correlative of as when it is the puprpose to emphasize the equality or comparison suggested, esp. in negative assertions, and questions implying a negative answer. By Shakespeare and others so . . . as was much used where as . . . as is now common. See the Note under As, 1.
    So do, as thou hast said.   --Gen. xviii. 5.
    As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.   --Ps. ciii. 15.
    Had woman been so strong as men.   --Shak.
    No country suffered so much as England.   --Macaulay.
 -- So far, to that point or extent; in that particular. “The song was moral, and so far was right.” --Cowper.
 So far forth, as far; to such a degree. --Shak. --Bacon.
 So forth, further in the same or similar manner; more of the same or a similar kind. See And so forth, under And.
 So, so, well, well. So, so, it works; now, mistress, sit you fast.” --Dryden. Also, moderately or tolerably well; passably; as, he succeeded but so so.  “His leg is but so so.” --Shak.
 So that, to the end that; in order that; with the effect or result that.
 So then, thus then it is; therefore; the consequence is.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So conj. Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.
    Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose play upon the earth, so truth be in the field, we do injuriously, by licensing and prohibiting, to misdoubt her strength.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So, interj. Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: conforming to truth; "I wouldn't have told you this if it
             weren't so"; "a truthful statement" [syn: so(p), truthful]
      2: marked by system; in good order; "everything is in order";
         "his books are always just so"; "things must be exactly
         so" [syn: in order(p), so(p)]
      n : the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical
          scale in solmization [syn: sol, soh]
      adv 1: to a very great extent or degree; "the idea is so obvious";
             "never been so happy"; "I love you so"; "my head aches
      2: in order that; "he stooped down so he could pick up his hat"
      3: in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or
         implied; "They're happy and I hope they will remain so";
         "so live your life that old age will bring no regrets"
      4: to a certain unspecified extent or degree; "I can only go so
         far with this student"; "can do only so much in a day"
      5: in the same way; also; "I was offended and so was he";
         "worked hard and so did she"
      6: in the way indicated; "hold the brush so"; "set up the
         pieces thus"; (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant) [syn: thus,
      7: (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as
         expressed; "he was so tired he could hardly stand"; "so
         dirty that it smells"
      8: subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence
         connectors); "then he left"; "go left first, then right";
         "first came lightning, then thunder"; "we watched the late
         movie and then went to bed"; "and so home and to bed"
         [syn: then, and so, and then]
      9: in truth (often tends to intensify); "they said the car
         would break down and indeed it did"; "it is very cold
         indeed"; "was indeed grateful"; "indeed, the rain may
         still come"; "he did so do it!" [syn: indeed]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (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.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 So, a measure for grain; vail