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OES

1.
Office of Economic Stabilization.
2.
Order of the Eastern Star.

O, o

[oh] /oʊ/
noun, plural O's or Os; o's or os or oes.
1.
the fifteenth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter O or o, as in box, note, short, or love .
3.
something having the shape of an O .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter O or o.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter O or o.

oe

[oi] /ɔɪ/
noun, Scot.
1.
oy2 .

O

[oh] /oʊ/
interjection
1.
(used before a name in direct address, especially in solemn or poetic language, to lend earnestness to an appeal):
Hear, O Israel!
2.
(used as an expression of surprise, pain, annoyance, longing, gladness, etc.)
noun, plural O's.
3.
the exclamation “O.”.
Origin of O
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English < Old French < Latin ō
Can be confused
O, oh, owe.

oy2

or oe

[oi] /ɔɪ/
noun, Scot.
1.
a grandchild.
2.
Obsolete. a nephew or niece.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English (north and Scots) o(o), oy(e) < Scots Gaelic ogha; see O'
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British Dictionary definitions for OES

o

/əʊ/
noun (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

O1

symbol
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, I2
abbreviation
4.
(Austral, slang) offence
Word Origin
(for sense 3) from Latin (neg)o I deny

O2

/əʊ/
interjection
1.
a variant spelling of oh
2.
an exclamation introducing an invocation, entreaty, wish, etc: O God!, O for the wings of a dove!

Oe

symbol
1.
oersted

OE

abbreviation
1.
Old English (language)

/ˈaʊi/
noun
1.
Kenzaburo (kɛnzəˈbʊrəʊ). born 1935, Japanese novelist and writer; his books include The Catch (1958), A Personal Matter (1964), and Silent Cry (1989): Nobel prize for literature 1994
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Contemporary definitions for OES
interjection

an exclamation of dismay or exasperation; also written oi ; also called oy vay , oy vey

Examples

It is snowing again! Oy!

Word Origin

Yiddish

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Word Origin and History for OES

o

interjection of fear, surprise, admiration, etc.; see oh.

O

blood type, 1926, originally "zero," denoting absence of A and B agglutinogens.

oe

found in Greek borrowings into Latin, representing Greek -oi-. Words with -oe- that came early into English from Old French or Medieval Latin usually already had been levelled to -e- (e.g. economic, penal, cemetery), but later borrowings directly from Latin or Greek tended to retain it at first (oestrus, diarrhoea, amoeba) as did proper names (Oedipus, Phoebe, Phoenix) and purely technical terms. British English tends to be more conservative with it than American, which has done away with it in all but a few instances.

It also occurred in some native Latin words (foedus "treaty, league," foetere "to stink," hence occasionally in English foetid, foederal, which was the form in the original publications of the "Federalist" papers). In these it represents an ancient -oi- in Old Latin (e.g. Old Latin oino, Classical Latin unus), which apparently passed through an -oe- form before being levelled out but was preserved into Classical Latin in certain words, especially those belonging to the realms of law (e.g. foedus) and religion, which, along with the vocabulary of sailors, are the most conservative branches of any language in any time, through a need for precision, immediate comprehension, demonstration of learning, or superstition. But in foetus it was an unetymological spelling in Latin that was picked up in English and formed the predominant spelling of fetus into the early 20c.

oy

Yiddish exclamation of dismay, 1892, American English. Extended form oy vey (1959) includes Yiddish vey, from German Weh "woe" (see woe).

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OES in Medicine

o
The Greek letter omicron. Entries beginning with this character are alphabetized under omicron.

O 1

The symbol for the element oxygen.

O 2
abbr.
oculus

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OES in Science
O  
The symbol for oxygen.
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Slang definitions & phrases for OES

oy

interjection

An exclamation of multiple significance: Oy may be employed to express anything from ecstasy to horror

[1892+; fr Hebrew]

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Related Abbreviations for OES

OES

Office of Employment Security

o

1.
Latin octarius (pint)
2.
octavo
3.
ohm

O

1.
old
2.
Oriental (as in personal ads, but usually A, Asian)
3.
out
4.
outstanding

Oe

oersted

OE

Old English

OY

1.
operating year
2.
optimum yield
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