English to English
1. to a very great extent or degree
the idea is so obvious|never been so happy|I love you so|my head aches so!
2. in a manner that facilitates
he observed the snakes so he could describe their behavior|he stooped down so he could pick up his hat
3. in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied
They're happy and I hope they will remain so|so live your life that old age will bring no regrets
4. to a certain unspecified extent or degree
I can only go so far with this student|can do only so much in a day
5. in the same way; also
I was offended and so was he|worked hard and so did she
6. in the way indicated
hold the brush so|set up the pieces thus
7. (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed
he was so tired he could hardly stand|so dirty that it smells
8. subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
then he left|go left first, then right|first came lightning, then thunder|we watched the late movie and then went to bed|and so home and to bed
9. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
therefore X must be true|the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory|we were young and thence optimistic|it is late and thus we must go|the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted
10. in truth (often tends to intensify)
they said the car would break down and indeed it did|it is very cold indeed|was indeed grateful|indeed, the rain may still come|he did so do it!
11. In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
12. Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.
13. Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.
14. the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization