so that
conjunction Date: before 12th century that 2a(1)

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  • So that — So So, adv. [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw[=a]; akin to OFries, s[=a], s?, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s?, G. so, Icel. sv[=a], sv?, svo, so, Sw. s?, Dan. saa, Goth. swa so, sw? as; cf. L. suus one s own, Skr. sva one s own, one s self. [root]192. Cf. As,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • so that — {conj.} 1. or in order that; for the purpose that; so. So that is usually followed by can or could ; in order that is usually followed by may or might . * /Let s get ready now so that we can leave when Father comes./ * /Betty saved her money in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • so that — {conj.} 1. or in order that; for the purpose that; so. So that is usually followed by can or could ; in order that is usually followed by may or might . * /Let s get ready now so that we can leave when Father comes./ * /Betty saved her money in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • so --- that — Used with an adjective or adverb before a clause of result. * /The bus was so full that I could hardly turn around./ * /Billy pitched so well that everyone cheered him at the end of the game./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • so --- that — Used with an adjective or adverb before a clause of result. * /The bus was so full that I could hardly turn around./ * /Billy pitched so well that everyone cheered him at the end of the game./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • involute closely coiled so that the axis is obscured — coiled coiled (koild), adj. curled or wound especially in concentric rings or spirals; as, a coiled snake ready to strike; the rope lay coiled on the deck. Opposite of {uncoiled}. Note: [Narrower terms: {coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • So — So, adv. [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw[=a]; akin to OFries, s[=a], s?, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s?, G. so, Icel. sv[=a], sv?, svo, so, Sw. s?, Dan. saa, Goth. swa so, sw? as; cf. L. suus one s own, Skr. sva one s own, one s self. [root]192. Cf. As, {Custom} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • So — So, adv. [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw[=a]; akin to OFries, s[=a], s?, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s?, G. so, Icel. sv[=a], sv?, svo, so, Sw. s?, Dan. saa, Goth. swa so, sw? as; cf. L. suus one s own, Skr. sva one s own, one s self. [root]192. Cf. As, {Custom} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • So far — So So, adv. [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw[=a]; akin to OFries, s[=a], s?, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s?, G. so, Icel. sv[=a], sv?, svo, so, Sw. s?, Dan. saa, Goth. swa so, sw? as; cf. L. suus one s own, Skr. sva one s own, one s self. [root]192. Cf. As,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • So far forth — So So, adv. [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw[=a]; akin to OFries, s[=a], s?, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s?, G. so, Icel. sv[=a], sv?, svo, so, Sw. s?, Dan. saa, Goth. swa so, sw? as; cf. L. suus one s own, Skr. sva one s own, one s self. [root]192. Cf. As,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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