noun, plural O's or Os; o's or os or oes.
noun, plural O's.
Origin of O
Origin of o'
Origin of O'
Origin of o.1
Origin of -o
Origin of -o-
Origin of O.1
Origin of omicron
Related Words for oforce, dash, juice, intensity, initiative, go, endurance, liveliness, application, animation, fortitude, effectiveness, might, exertion, life, efficacy, fire, ardor, activity, efficiency
Examples from the Web for o
Contemporary Examples of o
Born in Connecticut in 1847, he had a long railroad career before coming to the B O in 1896.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire
October 4, 2014
O flower of Scotland When will we see your like again … we can still rise now And be the nation again.Scots Must Choose Heart or Head
September 18, 2014
O daughter of Babylon… Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.Up to a Point: Shrugging Our Way Back to War in Iraq
P. J. O’Rourke
August 16, 2014
He also sent an email to [Goldman] saying: ‘[O]ne day I hope I get the real reason why you are doing this to me.’Too Big to Jail: Confessions of a Goldman Sachs Brat
June 26, 2014
Brother Slavs, we are on the verge, “[O Father] who art…” is heard in our midst.Ukraine Separatists' Pro-Putin Raps
June 23, 2014
Historical Examples of o
Ambrose only exclaimed “O uncle, you must have been hard pressed.”The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
O my dear, how my mother's condescension distressed me at the time!
I could hold no longer; but threw myself at her feet: O my dearest Mamma!
But, O my dear, the single life is by far the most eligible to me: indeed it is.
O the words of kindness, all to be expressed in vain, that flowed from her lips!
noun plural o's, O's or Os
Word Origin for O
Word Origin for -o
Word Origin for omicron
Word Origin for -o-
interjection of fear, surprise, admiration, etc.; see oh.
blood type, 1926, originally "zero," denoting absence of A and B agglutinogens.
as a prefix in Irish names, from Irish ó, ua (Old Irish au) "descendant."
15th letter of the Greek alphabet, literally "small 'o,' " from Greek (s)mikros "small," from PIE *smik-. Because the vowel was "short" in ancient Greek. Cf. Omega.
Word History: In 1786, the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier coined a term for the element oxygen (oxygène in French). He used Greek words for the coinage: oxy- means sharp, and -gen means producing. Oxygen was called the sharp-producing element because it was thought to be essential for making acids. Lavoisier also coined the name of the element hydrogen, the water-producing element, in 1788. Soon after, in 1791, another French chemist, J. A. Chaptal, introduced the word nitrogen, the niter-producing element, referring to its discovery from an analysis of nitric acid.