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Definitions of o word
- noun plural o the fifteenth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel. 1
- noun plural o any spoken sound represented by the letter O or o, as in box, note, short, or love . 1
- noun plural o something having the shape of an O . 1
- noun plural o a written or printed representation of the letter O or o. 1
- noun plural o a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter O or o. 1
- noun plural o the exclamation “O.”. 1
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Origin of o
First appearance:before 1125
One of the 6% oldest English words
1125-75; Middle English < Old French < Latin ō
Parts of speech for O
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
o usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for o
- energy — The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.
- activity — Activity is a situation in which a lot of things are happening or being done.
- animation — Animation is the process of making films in which drawings or puppets appear to move.
- application — An application for something such as a job or membership of an organization is a formal written request for it.
- ardour — Ardour is a strong, intense feeling of love or enthusiasm for someone or something.
- secretly — done, made, or conducted without the knowledge of others: secret negotiations.
- behind closed doors — If people have talks and discussions behind closed doors, they have them in private because they want them to be kept secret.
- behind someone's back — without someone's knowledge or consent
- clandestinely — characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, especially for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious: Their clandestine meetings went undiscovered for two years.
- confidentially — Confidentially is used to say that what you are telling someone is a secret and should not be discussed with anyone else.
Antonyms for o
- apathy — You can use apathy to talk about someone's state of mind if you are criticizing them because they do not seem to be interested in or enthusiastic about anything.
- dullness — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
- helplessness — unable to help oneself; weak or dependent: a helpless invalid.
- idleness — the quality, state, or condition of being lazy, inactive, or idle: His lack of interest in the larger world and his consummate idleness were the causes of their dreadful divorce.
- impotence — the condition or quality of being impotent; weakness.
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