- look! see! (frequently used in Biblical expressions; now usually used as an expression of surprise in the phrase lo and behold).
Origin of lo1
- an informal, simplified spelling of low1, used especially in labeling or advertising commercial products: lo calorie.
Examples from the Web for lo
Contemporary Examples of lo
Brands like Lo & Sons and Delsey are already tapping Travel Noire to connect with black travelers.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement
January 4, 2015
And lo, Snowballs—underpants which can hold a flexible gel pack that you store in the freezer—was born.Men, Ice Your Balls To Make Babies—and Other Male Fertility Fixes
December 22, 2014
And lo and behold, she was determined to sink the mining industry, and we were determined to fight for our community.‘Pride’: The Feel-Good Movie of the Year, and the Film Rupert Murdoch Doesn’t Want You to See
October 13, 2014
“In a sense, the masses are not organized,” says Lo, who is with the South China Morning Post.
Lo thinks the local government should designate one or two protest sites and leave the demonstrators alone.
Historical Examples of lo
Then I heard a voice, saying, 'Lo, the soul seeketh to ascend!'Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
But, the letter read, lo, there was the same disappointment as of old!Weighed and Wanting
There shall be a sound of lamentation; lo, then we shall rest.
Verily their way shall be filled with disaster; lo, then we shall rest.
But when the division of all this wealth came to be made, lo!Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
- look! see! (now often in the phrase lo and behold)
Word Origin for lo
early 13c., from Old English la, exclamation of surprise, grief, or joy; influenced in Middle English by lo!, short for lok "look!" imperative of loken "to look" (see look (v.)). Expression lo and behold attested by 1779.