OES


Office of Economic Stabilization.
Order of the Eastern Star.

Definition for oes (2 of 5)

O, o

[ oh ]
/ oʊ /

noun, plural O's or Os; o's or os or oes.

the fifteenth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
any spoken sound represented by the letter O or o, as in box, note, short, or love.
something having the shape of an O.
a written or printed representation of the letter O or o.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter O or o.

Definition for oes (3 of 5)

oe

[ oi ]
/ ɔɪ /

noun Scot.

Definition for oes (4 of 5)

O

[ oh ]
/ oʊ /

interjection

(used before a name in direct address, especially in solemn or poetic language, to lend earnestness to an appeal): Hear, O Israel!
(used as an expression of surprise, pain, annoyance, longing, gladness, etc.)

noun, plural O's.

the exclamation “O.”

Origin of O

1125–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin ō
Can be confusedO oh owe

Definition for oes (5 of 5)

oy

2

or oe

[ oi ]
/ ɔɪ /

noun Scot.

a grandchild.
Obsolete. a nephew or niece.

Origin of oy

2
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 (1 of 6)

o

O

/ (əʊ) /

noun plural o's, O's or Os

the 15th letter and fourth vowel of the modern English alphabet
any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in code, pot, cow, move, or form
another name for nought

British Dictionary definitions for oes (2 of 6)

Oe


symbol for

oersted

British Dictionary definitions for oes (3 of 6)

OE


abbreviation for

Old English (language)

British Dictionary definitions for oes (4 of 6)

/ (ˈaʊi) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for oes (5 of 6)

O

1

symbol for

chem oxygen
a human blood type of the ABO groupSee universal donor
logic a particular negative categorial proposition, such as some men are not married: often symbolized as SoPCompare A, E, I 2

abbreviation for

Australian slang offence

Word Origin for O

(for sense 3) from Latin (neg) o I deny

British Dictionary definitions for oes (6 of 6)

O

2
/ (əʊ) /

interjection

a variant spelling of oh
an exclamation introducing an invocation, entreaty, wish, etcO God!; O for the wings of a dove!
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Science definitions for oes

O


The symbol for oxygen.
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