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Definitions of Of

  1.   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.
  2.   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.
  3.   Concerning; about.
  4.   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.
  5.   Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time.
  6.   Denoting passage from one state to another; from.
  7.   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.
  8.   During; in the course of.
  9.   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.
  10.   From; out of; belonging to; denoting possession or property; according to; denoting properties, qualities, or condition.
  11.   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.
  12.   Another form of the prefix ob, which see.
  13.   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.
  14.   Associated or connected with.
  15.   Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements.
  16.   Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by.
  17.   From or out from.
  18.   From; out from; among; pertaining to.
  19.   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.
  20.   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.
  21.   In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; - used in a variety of applications; as:
  22.   Directed toward or exerted upon.
  23.   Equivalent to.
  24.   From or out of; proceeding from; belonging to; from among; concerning.

Antonyms for Of

following, Since, next, next to, APRES, after.

Quotes of Of

  1. I think all of those things, but certainly the booze really brought out the really unreasonable side of me, and I just didn't want to revisit that place again. – Rick Allen
  2. I never got tired of Tom and Jerry, but I did have a dream of doing more with my life than making cartoons. – Joseph Barbera
  3. Works of art produced in the contemporary world are a further expression of that. But I don't think there is an active, ongoing nihilist self -consciousness in the artist. – Leonard Baskin
  4. I had to go and sing with the musical director of the film, Simon Lee, who is just incredible, and it went great. I sang with him about five things, things we'd worked on. And then I went to sing for Andrew Lloyd Weber. – Gerard Butler
  5. Well, they just don't know anything else except that one form of their business, acting, and they don't really want to learn any other part of it, or they would. Directing and producing and putting a show together is very creative, for me. – Jackie Cooper
  6. I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged. – David Guterson
  7. Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle. – Heinrich Heine
  8. I think Walking Dead is more of a stretch for me because I'm a light hearted superhero kind of guy. – Robert Kirkman
  9. Sound comes out of a life experience. – Bill Laswell
  10. In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk- they are all part of the curriculum. – Michel de Montaigne
  11. Obviously, there is diversity, but Europe is a union of diversity. – Jean-Pierre Raffarin
  12. I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, 'I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer. – David Sedaris
  13. The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home. – William Temple
  14. That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke. – Mike Tyson
  15. And for the past 10 years I've been in a real commercial setting where people are all about numbers, they're all about that bottom line. So it's nice to step out of that and hang out with a bunch of people who play music just because they love it, as you can imagine. – Lee Ann Womack

Usage examples for Of

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

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