to a very great extent or degree Examples - never been so happy - I love you so - my head aches so!
in a manner that facilitates Example - he stooped down so he could pick up his hat
in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied Example - so live your life that old age will bring no regrets
to a certain unspecified extent or degree Example - can do only so much in a day
in the same way; also Example - worked hard and so did she
in the way indicated Example - set up the pieces thus
(usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed Example - so dirty that it smells
subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors) Examples - 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
(used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result Examples - 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
in truth (often tends to intensify) Examples - it is very cold indeed - was indeed grateful - indeed, the rain may still come - he did so do it!
so - noun
the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization