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o         

, O

  

      n   pl   , o's, O's, Os  
1    the 15th letter and fourth vowel of the modern English alphabet  
2    any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in code, pot, cow, move, or form  
3       another name for       nought  


A/O   , a/o     (Accounting, etc.)  
      abbrev. for   account of  
back o' Bourke  
      adv     (Austral)   in a remote or backward place  
     (from Bourke, a town in New South Wales)  
b.o.  
      abbrev. for  
1    back order  
2    branch office  
3    broker's order  
4    buyer's option  
B/O  
      abbrev. for  
1      (Book-keeping)   brought over  
2    buyer's option  
bottle-o   , bottle-oh  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z. history, informal)   a dealer in empty bottles  
cat-o'-mountain  
      n      another name for       catamount  
cat-o'-nine-tails  
      n   pl   , -tails   a rope whip consisting of nine knotted thongs, used formerly to flog prisoners,   (Often shortened to)    cat  
c/o  
      abbrev. for  
1    care of  
2      (Book-keeping)   carried over  
c.o.s.   , COS  
      abbrev. for   cash on shipment  
c.w.o.   , CWO  
      abbrev. for   cash with order  
D/O   , d.o.     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   delivery order  
e.o.  
      abbrev. for   ex officio  
e.o.m.     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   end of the month  
five-o'clock shadow  
      n   beard growth visible late in the day on a man's shaven face  
f.o.b.   , FOB     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   free on board  
f.o.r.   , FOR     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   free on rail  
four-o'clock  
      n  
1      (Also called)    marvel-of-Peru   a tropical American nyctaginaceous plant, Mirabilis jalapa, cultivated for its tubular yellow, red, or white flowers that open in late afternoon  
2       an Austral. name for       friarbird   esp. the noisy friarbird (Philemon corniculatus): so called because of its cry   esp. the noisy friarbird (Philemon corniculatus): so called because of its cry  
I/O  
      abbrev. for   input/output  
jack-o'-lantern  
      n  
1    a lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin, which has holes cut in it to represent a human face  
2    a will-o'-the-wisp or similar phenomenon  
Jell-o  
      n   Trademark   (in U.S. and Canada) jelly  
John o'Groats  
      n   a village at the northeasternmost tip of the Scottish mainland: considered to be the northernmost point of the mainland of Great Britain although Dunnet Head, slightly to the west, lies further north  
   See also       Land's End  
m.o.   , MO  
      abbrev. for  
1    mail order  
2    money order  
n.o.     (Cricket)  
      abbrev. for   not out  
O   [1]  
      symbol for  
1      (Chem)   oxygen  
2    a human blood type of the ABO group  
   See       universal donor  
3      (Logic)   a particular negative categorial proposition, such as some men are not married: often symbolized as SoP  
   Compare       A       E       I   2  
     (from Latin (neg)o I deny)  
O   [2]  
      interj  
1       a variant spelling of       oh  
2    an exclamation introducing an invocation, entreaty, wish, etc.  
O God!, O for the wings of a dove!     
o.  
      abbrev. for  
1    octavo  
2    old  
3    only  
4    order  
5      (Pharmacol)   pint  
     (from Latin octarius)  
O.  
      abbrev. for  
1    Ocean  
2    octavo  
3    old  
o-  
      prefix      short for       ortho-       4  
o'  
      prep  
Informal or archaic      shortened form of       of  
a cup o' tea     
O'-  
      prefix   (in surnames of Irish Gaelic origin) descendant of  
O'Corrigan     
     (from Irish Gaelic ó, ua descendant)  
-o  
      suffix   forming informal and slang variants and abbreviations, esp. of nouns  
wino, lie doggo, Jacko     
     (probably special use of oh)  
-o-  
      connective vowel   used to connect elements in a compound word  
chromosome, filmography         Compare       -i-  
     (from Greek, stem vowel of many nouns and adjectives in combination)  
O & M  
      abbrev. for   organization and method (in studies of working methods)  
o.b.     (N.Z.)  
      abbrev. for   ordinary building (grade) (of timber not from the heart of a log)  
O'Brien  
      n  
1    Conor Cruise. born 1917, Irish diplomat and writer. As an Irish Labour MP he served in the coalition government of 1973--77, becoming a senator (1977--79). He edited the Observer (1978--81)  
2    Edna. born 1936, Irish novelist. Her books include The Country Girls (1960), House of Splendid Isolation (1994), and Down by the River (1997). She has also written plays, film scripts, and short stories  
3    Flann, real name Brian O'Nolan. 1911--66, Irish novelist and journalist. His novels include At Swim-Two-Birds (1939) and the posthumously published The Third Policeman (1967). As Myles na Gopaleen he wrote a satirical column for the Irish Times  
o/c  
      abbrev. for   overcharge  
O'Casey  
      n   Sean (ʃɔ:n). 1880--1964, Irish dramatist. His plays include Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926), which are realistic pictures of Dublin slum life  
o'clock  
      adv  
1    used after a number from one to twelve to indicate the hour of the day or night  
2    used after a number to indicate direction or position relative to the observer, twelve o'clock being directly ahead or overhead and other positions being obtained by comparisons with a clock face  
     (C18: abbreviation for of the clock)  
O'Connell  
      n   Daniel. 1775--1847, Irish nationalist leader and orator, whose election to the British House of Commons (1828) forced the acceptance of Catholic emancipation (1829)  
O'Connor  
      n  
1    Feargus. 1794--1855, Irish politician and journalist, a leader of the Chartist movement  
2    (Mary) Flannery. 1925--64, U.S. novelist and short-story writer, author of Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear it Away (1960)  
3    Frank, real name Michael O'Donovan. 1903--66, Irish short-story writer and critic  
4    Thomas Power, known as Tay Pay. 1848--1929, Irish journalist and nationalist leader  
o.e.     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   omissions excepted  
o'er  
      prep  
      adv      a poetic contraction of       over  
O'Flaherty  
      n   Liam ('lɪəm). 1897--1984, Irish novelist and short-story writer. His novels include The Informer (1925) and Famine (1937)  
o.g.  
      abbrev. for   own goal  
O grade  
      n     (formerly, in Scotland)  
1   
a    the basic level of the Scottish Certificate of Education, now replaced by Standard Grade  
b    (as modifier)  
O grade history     
2    a pass in a particular subject at O grade  
she has ten O grades        (Formal name)    Ordinary grade  
O. Henry  
      n   pen name of William Sidney Porter. 1862--1910, U.S. short-story writer. His collections of stories, characterized by his use of caricature and surprising endings, include Cabbages and Kings (1904) and The Four Million (1906)  
O'Higgins     (Spanish)  
      n  
1    Ambrosio (æm'brəʊzɪˌəʊ). ?1720--1801, Irish soldier, who became viceroy of Chile (1789--96) and of Peru (1796--1801)  
2    his son, Bernardo (bɛr'narðo). 1778--1842, Chilean revolutionary. He was one of the leaders in the struggle for independence from Spain and was Chile's first president (1817--23)  
O.K.  
Informal  
      sentence substitute  
1    an expression of approval, agreement, etc.  
      adj   usually postpositive  
      adv  
2    in good or satisfactory condition  
      vb   , O.K.s, O.K.ing   , O.K.ed  
3    tr   to approve or endorse  
      n   pl   , O.K.s  
4    approval or agreement,   (Also)    OK, o.k, okay  
     (C19: perhaps from o(ll) k(orrect), jocular alteration of all correct)  
O'Keeffe  
      n   Georgia. 1887--1986, U.S. painter, best known for her semiabstract still lifes, esp. of flowers: married the photographer Alfred Stieglitz  
O level  
      n     (formerly, in Britain)  
1   
a    the basic level of the General Certificate of Education, now replaced by GCSE  
b    (as modifier)  
O level maths     
2    a pass in a particular subject at O level  
he has eight O levels        (Formal name)    Ordinary level  
O'Neill  
      n   Eugene (Gladstone). 1888--1953, U.S. dramatist. His works, which are notable for their emotional power and psychological analysis, include Desire under the Elms (1924), Strange Interlude (1928), Mourning becomes Elektra (1931), Long Day's Journey into Night (1941), and The Iceman Cometh (1946): Nobel prize for literature 1936  
o.n.o.     (in advertisements in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand)  
      abbrev. for   or near(est) offer  
£50 o.n.o     
o.p.   , O.P.  
      abbrev. for   out of print  
o.r.     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   owner's risk  
O-ring  
      n   a rubber ring used in machinery as a seal against oil, air, etc.  
o.s.  
      abbrev. for  
1    old series  
2    only son  
3      (Also)    OS, O/S   out of stock  
4      (Also)    OS, O/S     (Banking)   outstanding  
O tempora! O mores!     (Latin)  
      sentence substitute   oh the times! oh the customs!: an exclamation at the evil of them  
O'Toole  
      n   (Seamus 'ʃeɪməs) Peter. born 1932, British actor, born in Ireland. His films include Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Lion in Winter (1968), High Spirits (1988), and Fairytale (1998); stage appearances include Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell (1989)  
P & O  
      abbrev. for   the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company  
Rory O'Connor  
      n   Also called Roderic. ?1116--98, king of Connaught and last High King of Ireland  
six o'clock swill  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   a period of heavy drinking, esp. during the years when hotels had to close their bars at 6.00 p.m  
s.o.  
      abbrev. for  
1    seller's option  
2    shipping order  
s.o.b.   Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
      abbrev. for   son of a bitch  
tam-o'-shanter  
      n   a Scottish brimless wool cap with a bobble in the centre, usually worn pulled down at one side,   (Also called)    tam, tammy  
     (C19: named after the hero of Burns' poem Tam o' Shanter (1790))  
will-o'-the-wisp  
      n  
1      (Also called)    friars lantern, ignis fatuus, jack-o-lantern   a pale flame or phosphorescence sometimes seen over marshy ground at night. It is believed to be due to the spontaneous combustion of methane or other hydrocarbons originating from decomposing organic matter  
2    a person or thing that is elusive or allures and misleads  
     (C17: originally Will with the wisp, from Will short for William and wisp in former sense of a twist of hay or straw burning as a torch)  
  will-o-the-wispish, will-o-the-wispy      adj  
w/o  
      abbrev. for  
1    without  
2    written off  
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O          [1]  
      symbol for  
1      (Chem)   oxygen  
2    a human blood type of the ABO group  
   See       universal donor  
3      (Logic)   a particular negative categorial proposition, such as some men are not married: often symbolized as SoP  
   Compare       A       E       I   2  
     (from Latin (neg)o I deny)  

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O          [2]  
      interj  
1       a variant spelling of       oh  
2    an exclamation introducing an invocation, entreaty, wish, etc.  
O God!, O for the wings of a dove!     

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o   , O         
      n   pl   , o's, O's, Os  
1    the 15th letter and fourth vowel of the modern English alphabet  
2    any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in code, pot, cow, move, or form  
3       another name for       nought  


A/O   , a/o            (Accounting, etc.)  
      abbrev. for   account of  
back o' Bourke  
      adv     (Austral)   in a remote or backward place  
     (from Bourke, a town in New South Wales)  
b.o.  
      abbrev. for  
1    back order  
2    branch office  
3    broker's order  
4    buyer's option  
B/O  
      abbrev. for  
1      (Book-keeping)   brought over  
2    buyer's option  
bottle-o   , bottle-oh  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z. history, informal)   a dealer in empty bottles  
cat-o'-mountain  
      n      another name for       catamount  
cat-o'-nine-tails  
      n   pl   , -tails   a rope whip consisting of nine knotted thongs, used formerly to flog prisoners,   (Often shortened to)    cat  
c/o  
      abbrev. for  
1    care of  
2      (Book-keeping)   carried over  
c.o.s.   , COS  
      abbrev. for   cash on shipment  
c.w.o.   , CWO  
      abbrev. for   cash with order  
D/O   , d.o.            (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   delivery order  
e.o.  
      abbrev. for   ex officio  
e.o.m.     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   end of the month  
five-o'clock shadow  
      n   beard growth visible late in the day on a man's shaven face  
f.o.b.   , FOB     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   free on board  
f.o.r.   , FOR     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   free on rail  
four-o'clock  
      n  
1      (Also called)    marvel-of-Peru   a tropical American nyctaginaceous plant, Mirabilis jalapa, cultivated for its tubular yellow, red, or white flowers that open in late afternoon  
2       an Austral. name for       friarbird   esp. the noisy friarbird (Philemon corniculatus): so called because of its cry   esp. the noisy friarbird (Philemon corniculatus): so called because of its cry  
I/O  
      abbrev. for   input/output  
jack-o'-lantern  
      n  
1    a lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin, which has holes cut in it to represent a human face  
2    a will-o'-the-wisp or similar phenomenon  
Jell-o  
      n   Trademark   (in U.S. and Canada) jelly  
John o'Groats  
      n   a village at the northeasternmost tip of the Scottish mainland: considered to be the northernmost point of the mainland of Great Britain although Dunnet Head, slightly to the west, lies further north  
   See also       Land's End  
m.o.   , MO  
      abbrev. for  
1    mail order  
2    money order  
n.o.     (Cricket)  
      abbrev. for   not out  
O          [1]  
      symbol for  
1      (Chem)   oxygen  
2    a human blood type of the ABO group  
   See       universal donor  
3      (Logic)   a particular negative categorial proposition, such as some men are not married: often symbolized as SoP  
   Compare       A       E       I   2  
     (from Latin (neg)o I deny)  
O          [2]  
      interj  
1       a variant spelling of       oh  
2    an exclamation introducing an invocation, entreaty, wish, etc.  
O God!, O for the wings of a dove!     
o.  
      abbrev. for  
1    octavo  
2    old  
3    only  
4    order  
5      (Pharmacol)   pint  
     (from Latin octarius)  
O.  
      abbrev. for  
1    Ocean  
2    octavo  
3    old  
o-  
      prefix      short for       ortho-       4  
o'  
      prep  
Informal or archaic      shortened form of       of  
a cup o' tea     
O'-  
      prefix   (in surnames of Irish Gaelic origin) descendant of  
O'Corrigan     
     (from Irish Gaelic ó, ua descendant)  
-o  
      suffix   forming informal and slang variants and abbreviations, esp. of nouns  
wino, lie doggo, Jacko     
     (probably special use of oh)  
-o-  
      connective vowel   used to connect elements in a compound word  
chromosome, filmography         Compare       -i-  
     (from Greek, stem vowel of many nouns and adjectives in combination)  
O & M  
      abbrev. for   organization and method (in studies of working methods)  
o.b.     (N.Z.)  
      abbrev. for   ordinary building (grade) (of timber not from the heart of a log)  
O'Brien  
      n  
1    Conor Cruise. born 1917, Irish diplomat and writer. As an Irish Labour MP he served in the coalition government of 1973--77, becoming a senator (1977--79). He edited the Observer (1978--81)  
2    Edna. born 1936, Irish novelist. Her books include The Country Girls (1960), House of Splendid Isolation (1994), and Down by the River (1997). She has also written plays, film scripts, and short stories  
3    Flann, real name Brian O'Nolan. 1911--66, Irish novelist and journalist. His novels include At Swim-Two-Birds (1939) and the posthumously published The Third Policeman (1967). As Myles na Gopaleen he wrote a satirical column for the Irish Times  
o/c  
      abbrev. for   overcharge  
O'Casey  
      n   Sean (ʃɔ:n). 1880--1964, Irish dramatist. His plays include Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926), which are realistic pictures of Dublin slum life  
o'clock  
      adv  
1    used after a number from one to twelve to indicate the hour of the day or night  
2    used after a number to indicate direction or position relative to the observer, twelve o'clock being directly ahead or overhead and other positions being obtained by comparisons with a clock face  
     (C18: abbreviation for of the clock)  
O'Connell  
      n   Daniel. 1775--1847, Irish nationalist leader and orator, whose election to the British House of Commons (1828) forced the acceptance of Catholic emancipation (1829)  
O'Connor  
      n  
1    Feargus. 1794--1855, Irish politician and journalist, a leader of the Chartist movement  
2    (Mary) Flannery. 1925--64, U.S. novelist and short-story writer, author of Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear it Away (1960)  
3    Frank, real name Michael O'Donovan. 1903--66, Irish short-story writer and critic  
4    Thomas Power, known as Tay Pay. 1848--1929, Irish journalist and nationalist leader  
o.e.     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   omissions excepted  
o'er  
      prep  
      adv      a poetic contraction of       over  
O'Flaherty  
      n   Liam ('lɪəm). 1897--1984, Irish novelist and short-story writer. His novels include The Informer (1925) and Famine (1937)  
o.g.  
      abbrev. for   own goal  
O grade  
      n     (formerly, in Scotland)  
1   
a    the basic level of the Scottish Certificate of Education, now replaced by Standard Grade  
b    (as modifier)  
O grade history     
2    a pass in a particular subject at O grade  
she has ten O grades        (Formal name)    Ordinary grade  
O. Henry  
      n   pen name of William Sidney Porter. 1862--1910, U.S. short-story writer. His collections of stories, characterized by his use of caricature and surprising endings, include Cabbages and Kings (1904) and The Four Million (1906)  
O'Higgins     (Spanish)  
      n  
1    Ambrosio (æm'brəʊzɪˌəʊ). ?1720--1801, Irish soldier, who became viceroy of Chile (1789--96) and of Peru (1796--1801)  
2    his son, Bernardo (bɛr'narðo). 1778--1842, Chilean revolutionary. He was one of the leaders in the struggle for independence from Spain and was Chile's first president (1817--23)  
O.K.  
Informal  
      sentence substitute  
1    an expression of approval, agreement, etc.  
      adj   usually postpositive  
      adv  
2    in good or satisfactory condition  
      vb   , O.K.s, O.K.ing   , O.K.ed  
3    tr   to approve or endorse  
      n   pl   , O.K.s  
4    approval or agreement,   (Also)    OK, o.k, okay  
     (C19: perhaps from o(ll) k(orrect), jocular alteration of all correct)  
O'Keeffe  
      n   Georgia. 1887--1986, U.S. painter, best known for her semiabstract still lifes, esp. of flowers: married the photographer Alfred Stieglitz  
O level  
      n     (formerly, in Britain)  
1   
a    the basic level of the General Certificate of Education, now replaced by GCSE  
b    (as modifier)  
O level maths     
2    a pass in a particular subject at O level  
he has eight O levels        (Formal name)    Ordinary level  
O'Neill  
      n   Eugene (Gladstone). 1888--1953, U.S. dramatist. His works, which are notable for their emotional power and psychological analysis, include Desire under the Elms (1924), Strange Interlude (1928), Mourning becomes Elektra (1931), Long Day's Journey into Night (1941), and The Iceman Cometh (1946): Nobel prize for literature 1936  
o.n.o.     (in advertisements in Britain, Australia, and New Zealand)  
      abbrev. for   or near(est) offer  
£50 o.n.o     
o.p.   , O.P.         
      abbrev. for   out of print  
o.r.     (Commerce)  
      abbrev. for   owner's risk  
O-ring  
      n   a rubber ring used in machinery as a seal against oil, air, etc.  
o.s.  
      abbrev. for  
1    old series  
2    only son  
3      (Also)    OS, O/S   out of stock  
4      (Also)    OS, O/S     (Banking)   outstanding  
O tempora! O mores!     (Latin)  
      sentence substitute   oh the times! oh the customs!: an exclamation at the evil of them  
O'Toole  
      n   (Seamus 'ʃeɪməs) Peter. born 1932, British actor, born in Ireland. His films include Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Lion in Winter (1968), High Spirits (1988), and Fairytale (1998); stage appearances include Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell (1989)  
P & O  
      abbrev. for   the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company  
Rory O'Connor  
      n   Also called Roderic. ?1116--98, king of Connaught and last High King of Ireland  
six o'clock swill  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   a period of heavy drinking, esp. during the years when hotels had to close their bars at 6.00 p.m  
s.o.  
      abbrev. for  
1    seller's option  
2    shipping order  
s.o.b.   Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)  
      abbrev. for   son of a bitch  
tam-o'-shanter  
      n   a Scottish brimless wool cap with a bobble in the centre, usually worn pulled down at one side,   (Also called)    tam, tammy  
     (C19: named after the hero of Burns' poem Tam o' Shanter (1790))  
will-o'-the-wisp  
      n  
1      (Also called)    friars lantern, ignis fatuus, jack-o-lantern   a pale flame or phosphorescence sometimes seen over marshy ground at night. It is believed to be due to the spontaneous combustion of methane or other hydrocarbons originating from decomposing organic matter  
2    a person or thing that is elusive or allures and misleads  
     (C17: originally Will with the wisp, from Will short for William and wisp in former sense of a twist of hay or straw burning as a torch)  
  will-o-the-wispish, will-o-the-wispy      adj  
w/o  
      abbrev. for  
1    without  
2    written off  

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