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Definitions of o'

  1.   a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume the most abundant element in the earth's crust
  2.   the blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens people with type O blood are universal donors
  3.   the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet
  4.   the blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens people with O blood are universal donors
  5.   O the fifteenth letter of the English alphabet derives its form value and name from the Greek O through the Latin The letter came into the Greek from the Ph nician which possibly derived it ultimately from the Egyptian Etymologically the letter o is most closely related to a e and u as in E bone AS ban E stone AS stan E broke AS brecan to break E bore AS beran to bear E dove AS d fe E toft tuft tone tune number F nombre
  6.   Among the ancients O was a mark of triple time from the notion that the ternary or number 3 is the most perfect of numbers and properly expressed by a circle the most perfect figure
  7.   The letter O or its sound
  8.   Something shaped like the letter O a circle or oval
  9.   A cipher zero
  10.   One
  11.   An exclamation used in calling or directly addressing a person or personified object also as an emotional or impassioned exclamation expressing pain grief surprise desire fear etc
  12.   A prefix to Irish family names which signifies grandson or descendant of and is a character of dignity as O'Neil O'Carrol
  13.   A shortened form of of or on
  14.   Among the ancients was a mark of triple time from the notion that the ternary or number 3 is the most perfect of numbers and properly expressed by a circle the most perfect figure
  15.   An exclamation of wonder pain etc a call or term of address
  16.   1 Chemical symbol of oxygen Abbreviation for opening in formulae for electrical reactions oculus eye octarius pint
  17.   In chemistry abbreviation for ortho
  18.   An exclamation of wonder pain grief etc
  19.   Expressing pain wonder desire grief c also in calling or addressing
  20.   Fifteenth letter of the alphabet
  21.   The fifteenth letter in the English alphabet
  22.   An exclamation used in address
  23.   Same as OH
  24.   Is the fifteenth letter and the fourth vowel of the English alphabet It has three distinct vocal sounds long as in note or moan short as in lot plot or dove and diphthongal like oo as in move prove c It is also the sign of the vocative case and is sometimes used as an interjection or exclamation As a prefix to Irish names it signifies son of
  25.   Is used in addressing a person or a personified object to express invoking or imploring and always in addressing the Deity thus distinguished from oh which is employed to express an earnest wish admiration or pity warning pain sorrow surprise or dissent Note It would be very useful and desirable were these distinctions observed but our best writers use the two forms indiscriminately o being the one now most generally employed the point Called the point of exclamation is often put after o and oh but when rightly used the Ought to be placed after the noun only the o in fact only marking the vocative case oh dear and oh dear me exclamations expressive of surprise uneasiness or exhaustion fear pain and the like

Quotes of o'

  1. And there begins a lang digression about the lords o' the creation – Robert Burns
  2. The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn – Robert Burns
  3. Worm or beetle drought or tempest on a farmer's land may fall Each is loaded full o' ruin but a mortgage beats 'em all – Will Carleton
  4. There's no sort o' mistake in little Bullet He can pick up miles on his feet and fling 'em behind him as fast as the next man's hoss I don't care where he comes from And he can keep at it as long as the sun can shine without resting – Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
  5. Men o' war were to be a part of the fabric of my life for the next half -century – Lord Mountbatten

Usage examples for o'

  1. “ O she's still there all right all right – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Those I O U's ” – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  3. Who might that be O Fergus – The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge by Unknown
  4. “ O I wisht I hadn't a'come ” – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  5. You're quite sure o' that – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne

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