Definitions of Of

  1. Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race of kings; he is of noble blood.
  2. Denoting possession or ownership, or the relation of subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven.
  3. Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water.
  4. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of this little he had some to spare; some of the mines were unproductive; most of the company.
  5. Denoting that by which a person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of necessity.
  6. Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements.
  7. Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time.
  8. Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by.
  9. Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod.
  10. Denoting passage from one state to another; from.
  11. During; in the course of.
  12. In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; - used in a variety of applications; as:
  13. Denoting identity or equivalence; - used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba.
  14. From; as, to cure of a fever; rid of a nuisance; out of; as, he did it of necessity; about; concerning; as, talk of success; in; as, quick of speech; belonging to or connected with; as, the palace of the king; proceeding from; by; as, the plays of Shakespeare; showing kind, material, quality, measure, etc., as, a glass of milk; a woman of brains; a weight of ten pounds, etc.
  15. From or out from: belonging to: out of: among: proceeding from, so in the Litany and Nicene Creed: owing to: concerning: ( B. and Pr. Bk.) sometimes- by, from, on, or over.
  16. Associated or connected with.
  17. From or out from.
  18. Directed toward or exerted upon.
  19. Concerning; about.
  20. From or out of; proceeding from; belonging to; from among; concerning.
  21. Another form of the prefix ob, which see.
  22. From; out of; belonging to; denoting possession or property; according to; denoting properties, qualities, or condition.

Usage examples for Of

  1. " Of course," replied the captain. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  2. What do they say of us? – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  3. " What do you think of 'Many Waters'? – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  4. What then do you wish of me? – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  5. " Of course I do," she answered; " that is what I am." – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  6. That's the whole of it: I don't know. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  7. " Not all of them. – A Man to His Mate by J. Allan Dunn
  8. And what do you think of him?" – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  9. He knew and was sure of her. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Up and to church all of us. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  11. You think not, of course. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  12. So much he knew of her. – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  13. " Oh, the Willoughbys of Waterton," she said. – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  14. And the Duke of Datchet thought of it. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  15. Now's the time to make a man of him. – Madam Crowl's Ghost and The Dead Sexton by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  16. But 'ideas of treachery'! – Aspects of Literature by J. Middleton Murry
  17. Of course it is, George. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  18. The last of what? – Krindlesyke by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  19. Horseness is the whatness of allhorse. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  20. " Of course I want to come! – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes