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O

O, or o, is the fifteenth letter in the ISO basic Latin alphabet and the fourth vowel letter in the modern English alphabet. Its name in English is o (pronounced ), plural oes.
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Oh

Used to express strong emotion, such as surprise, fear, anger, or pain
Oh—can't you stop making so much noise?.
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O

Used before the name of or a pronoun referring to a person or thing being formally addressed
"How can I put it to you, O you who prepare to travel with important matters on your mind?" (Jo Durden-Smith).
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Oh

Used in direct address
Oh, sir! You forgot your keys.
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O

Used to express surprise or strong emotion
"O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches" (Henry David Thoreau).
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Oh

Used to indicate understanding or acknowledgment of a statement
Oh, I see. You can't come until tomorrow.
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O

The 15th letter of the modern English alphabet.
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Oh

Zero.
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O

Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter o.
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Oh

Expression of surprise.
Oh! I didn't see you there.
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O

The 15th in a series.
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Oh

Expression of wonder, amazement, or awe.
Oh, wow! That's amazing.
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O

Something shaped like the letter O.
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Oh

Expression of understanding, affirmation, recognition, or realization.
Oh, so that's how it works.
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O

O One of the four major blood groups in the ABO system. Individuals with this blood group have neither A nor B antigens on the surface of their red blood cells, and have both anti-A and anti-B antibodies in their blood serum.
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Oh

A word to precede an offhand or annoyed remark.
Oh, leave me alone.
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O

A zero.
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Oh

A word to precede an added comment or afterthought.
Oh, and don't forget your coat.
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O

Of
Lots o' luck.
Top o' the morning.
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Oh

An invocation or address (similar to the vocative in languages with noun declension), often with a term of endearment.
Oh, gosh
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O

Alternative form of oh
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Oh

Exclamation for drama or emphasis (often poetic).
Oh, when will it end?
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O

Operator
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Oh

Expression of pain. See ouch.
Oh! That hurt.
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O

(acronym of) Object, see SVO
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Oh

Space filler or extra syllable, especially in (popular) music.
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O

A zero used in reading out numbers.
It is currently two-o-five in the afternoon (2:05 PM).
The first permanent English settlement in America was in Jamestown in sixteen-o-seven (1607).
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Oh

(interrogative) Expression of mild scepticism.
"You should watch where you're going!" "Oh?"
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O

Over
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Oh

A word to mark a spoken phrase as imaginary.
What if he says "Oh, I need to see your ID"?
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O

O, the fifteenth letter of the English alphabet, derives its form, value, and name from the Greek O, through the Latin. The letter came into the Greek from the PhŒnician, which possibly derived it ultimately from the Egyptian. Etymologically, the letter o is most closely related to a, e, and u; as in E. bone, AS. bān; E. stone, AS. stān; E. broke, AS. brecan to break; E. bore, AS. beran to bear; E. dove, AS. dūfe; E. toft, tuft; tone, tune; number, F. nombre.
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Oh

An utterance of oh; a spoken expression of surprise, acknowledgement, etc.
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O

Among the ancients, O was a mark of triple time, from the notion that the ternary, or number 3, is the most perfect of numbers, and properly expressed by a circle, the most perfect figure.
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Oh

The letter O, o (more commonly spelled o)
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O

The letter O, or its sound.
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Oh

The digit 0 (especially in representations of speech)
My telephone number is four-double-three-two-oh-nine.
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O

Something shaped like the letter O; a circle or oval.
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Oh

(intransitive) To utter the interjection oh; to express surprise, etc.
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O

A cipher; zero.
Thou art an O without a figure.
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Oh

An exclamation expressing various emotions, according to the tone and manner, especially surprise, pain, sorrow, anxiety, or a wish. See the Note under O.
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O

One.
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Oh

A midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
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O

An exclamation used in calling or directly addressing a person or personified object; also, as an emotional or impassioned exclamation expressing pain, grief, surprise, desire, fear, etc.
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
O how love I thy law ! it is my meditation all the day.
O for a kindling touch from that pure flame!
But she is in her grave, - and ohThe difference to me!
Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness!
We should distinguish between the sign of the vocative and the emotional interjection, writing O for the former, and oh for the latter.
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O

The blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens;
People with type O blood are universal donors
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O

A nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
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O

The 15th letter of the Roman alphabet
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