O O ([=o]), n.; pl. {O's} or {Oes} ([=o]z). 1. The letter O, or its sound. ``Mouthing out his hollow oes and aes.'' --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Something shaped like the letter O; a circle or oval. ``This wooden O [Globe Theater]''. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A cipher; zero. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Thou art an O without a figure. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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