I. interjection also O Etymology: Middle English o Date: 13th century 1. — used to express an emotion (as surprise or desire) or in response to physical stimuli 2. — used in direct address <
oh, waiter! Will you come here, please?
3. — used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement 4. — used to introduce an example or approximation II. noun Etymology: o; from the similarity of the symbol for zero (0) to the letter O Date: 1936 zero

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oh — [ o ] interj. • 1659; anciennt ho; lat. oh 1 ♦ Interjection marquant la surprise ou l admiration. « Oh ! oh ! je n y prenais pas garde » (Molière). « Oh ! c était un malin » (Zola). 2 ♦ Interjection renforçant l expression d un sentiment… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • oh — [əu US ou] interjection [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: O 1] 1.) used when you want to get someone s attention or continue what you are saying ▪ Oh, look, I think that s Harry over there. ▪ Milk, cereal, juice oh, and put lettuce on the list too. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Oh! — Studioalbum von Girls’ Generation Veröffentlichung Korea Sud …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • oh — òh, óh inter., fonosimb. FO 1 inter., a seconda del contesto e del tono della voce, esprime meraviglia, sorpresa, sdegno, dolore, compassione, sospetto, ecc.: oh, finalmente!, oh! che piacere vederti, oh, non è possibile!, oh! ma come mi dispiace …   Dizionario italiano

  • OH — OH: chem. Symbol für die ↑ Hydroxygruppe. * * * oh <Interj.>: a) Ausruf der Überraschung, der Verwunderung o. Ä.: oh, wie schön! oh, wie schrecklich!; oh, Verzeihung, das konnte ich nicht wissen; b) Ausruf der Ablehnung, der Zurückweisung:… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • oh — 1530s, interjection expressing various emotions, a common Indo European word (Cf. O.Fr. ô, oh; L. o, oh; Gk. o; O.C.S., Lith. o; Goth., Du., Ger. o; O.Ir. a; Skt. a), but not found in Old English, which translated L. oh with la or eala. Often… …   Etymology dictionary

  • oh ! — ● oh ! interjection Sert à exprimer l étonnement, l admiration, la supplication, le dégoût, la répulsion, etc. Indique un appel (renforcé quelquefois par là). ● oh ! (difficultés) interjection Orthographe et emploi Ces trois graphies représentent …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Oh — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre > Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Oh — Oh, By the Way Oh, by the Way Сборник Pink Floyd Дата выпуска 10 Декабрь 2007 Записан 1967–1994 Жанр Прогрессивный рок, Психоделический рок Длительность 723 мин 59 …   Википедия

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