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O1 British & World English

The fifteenth letter of the alphabet

O3 British & World English

archaic spelling of oh.

o' British & World English

Short for of, used to represent an informal pronunciation.

O' British & World English

In Irish patronymic names such as O’Neill

-o British & World English

Forming chiefly informal or slang variants or derivatives such as beano, wino

-o- British & World English

Used as the terminal vowel of combining forms

O New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

15th letter of the alphabet

O' New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Irish patronymic prefix; means ‘grandfather’

P&O New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

o in O1 British & World English

The fifteenth letter of the alphabet

oh in O1 British & World English

Nought or zero (in a sequence of numerals, especially when spoken)

oxygen British & World English

A colourless, odourless reactive gas, the chemical element of atomic number 8 and the life-supporting component of the air

O in oxygen British & World English

A colourless, odourless reactive gas, the chemical element of atomic number 8 and the life-supporting component of the air

oxygen New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

chemical element of atomic number 8

Ohio New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

state in the north-eastern US

o-o British & World English

A honeyeater (bird) found in Hawaii, now probably extinct, which had a thin curved bill and climbed about on tree trunks

I/O British & World English

Input-output

o/a British & World English

On or about

O & M British & World English

Operations and maintenance

o/c British & World English

Overcharge

P & O British & World English

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

o'er British & World English

Archaic or literary term of over.

O-Bon British & World English

Another name for Bon.

O-ring British & World English

A gasket or seal in the form of a ring with a circular cross section, typically made of rubber and used especially in swivelling joints

billy-o British & World English

Very much, hard, or strongly

o'clock British & World English

Used to specify the hour when telling the time

O grade British & World English

Short for Ordinary Grade.

O level British & World English

(In the UK except Scotland) a qualification in a specific subject formerly taken by school students aged 14-16, at a level below A level. It was replaced in 1988 by the GCSE

O'Brian New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Patrick (1914–2000), British novelist; pseudonym of Richard Patrick Russ

O'Brien New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Edna (b.1932), Irish writer

O'Casey New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Sean (1880–1964), Irish dramatist

O level New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

ordinary level (examination)

O'Neill New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Eugene (Gladstone) (1888–1953), American dramatist

Henry, O. British & World English

(1862–1910), American short-story writer; pseudonym of William Sydney Porter. Jailed for embezzlement in 1898, he started writing short stories in prison. Collections include Cabbages and Kings (1904) and The Voice of the City (1908)

O'Fallon British & World English

A city in eastern Missouri, northwest of St. Louis; population 76,819 (est. 2008)

Jackie O New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

nickname of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


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