- My father had two horses that looked so much alike that he measured them so he could tell them apart.
- Did that help?
- It sure did. He found that the white one was 6 inches shorter than the black one.
- —adv. - to such an extent (stop complaining so; so small as to be invisible; not so late as i expected).
- in this or that way; in the manner, position, or state described or implied (place your feet so; am not cold but may become so).
- also (he went and so did i).
- indeed, actually (you said it was good, and so it is).
- very (i am so glad).
- (with verbs of saying or thinking etc.) Thus, this, that (i think so; so he said). —conj. (often foll. By that) 1 consequently (was ill, so couldn't come).
- in order that (came early so that i could see you).
- and then; as the next step (so then i gave up; and so to bed).
- (introducing a question) then; after that (so what did you do?). and so on (or forth) 1 and others of the same kind.
- and in other similar ways. Or so approximately (50 or so). So as to in order to. So be it expression of acceptance or resignation. So long! Colloq. Goodbye. So much 1 a certain amount (of).
- nothing but (so much nonsense). So much for that is all that need be done or said about (a thing). So so adj. & adv. Colloq. Only moderately good or well. So what? Colloq. That is not significant. [old english]
- var. Of *soh.
Abbr. - senior.
- symb. Strontium.
abbr. - steamship.
- hist. Nazi special police force.
- saints. [sense 2 from german schutz-staffel]
Abbr. Stone (in weight).
- Abbr. Street.
- abbr. Saint.
- bernard n. (in full st bernard dog) very large dog of a breed orig. Kept in the alps to rescue travellers.
- john's wort n. Yellow-flowered plant.
- leger n. Horse-race at doncaster for three-year-olds. [from the name of the founder]
- vitus's dance n. Disease producing involuntary convulsive movements of the body.
abbr. - south-west.
n. Membranous bag in an animal or plant. [latin: related to *sack1]
adj. (sadder, saddest) 1 unhappy.
- causing sorrow.
- shameful, deplorable. sadden v. Sadly adv. Sadness n. [old english]
Abbr. Stamped addressed envelope.
—v. (-gg-) 1 sink or subside, esp. Unevenly.
- have a downward bulge or curve in the middle.
- fall in price. —n. State or extent of sagging. saggy adj. [low german or dutch]