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o US English

Pint

O1 US English

The fifteenth letter of the alphabet

O2 US English

Ocean

O3 US English

archaic spelling of oh.

o' US English

Short for of, used to represent an informal pronunciation.

O' US English

In Irish patronymic names such as O’Neill

o- US English

Ortho-

-o US English

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

-o- US 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 US English

The fifteenth letter of the alphabet

oh in O1 US English

Zero (in a sequence of numerals, especially when spoken)

oxygen US English

A colorless, odorless reactive gas, the chemical element of atomic number 8 and the life-supporting component of the air. Oxygen forms about 20 percent of the earth’s atmosphere, and is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust, mainly in the form of oxides, silicates, and carbonates

O in oxygen US English

A colorless, odorless reactive gas, the chemical element of atomic number 8 and the life-supporting component of the air. Oxygen forms about 20 percent of the earth’s atmosphere, and is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust, mainly in the form of oxides, silicates, and carbonates

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 US English

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

c/o US English

Care of

I/O US English

Input-output

o/a US English

On or about

O & M US English

Operations and maintenance

o/c US English

Overcharge

P & O US English

Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

w/o US English

Without

o'er US English

Archaic or poetic/literary contraction for over.

O-Bon US English

Another name for Bon.

O-ring US English

A gasket in the form of a ring with a circular cross section, typically made of pliable material, used to seal connections in pipes, tubes, etc.

billy-o US English

Very much, hard, or strongly

o'clock US English

Used to specify the hour in telling time

O level US English

(In the UK except Scotland) the lower of the two main levels of standardized examinations in secondary schools

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. US English

(1862–1910), US short-story writer; pseudonym of William Sydney Porter. Jailed for embezzlement in 1898, he started writing in prison. His humorous, ironic stories of everyday life depend on coincidence and twists. Collections of his works include Cabbages and Kings (1904), The Voice of the City (1908), and Waifs and Strays (published posthumously in 1917)

O'Fallon US 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

O'Connell New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Daniel (1775–1847), Irish nationalist leader


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