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oh

interjection \ (ˈ)ō \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of oh

1 used to express an emotion (such as surprise or desire) or in response to physical stimuli
  • Oh, no! I forgot my key.
  • Oh, don't stop!
2 used in direct address
  • oh, waiter! Will you come here, please?
3 used to express acknowledgment or understanding of a statement
  • Oh, yes. It's one of my favorite cities.
4 used to introduce an example or approximation
  • Their house is about, oh, I'd say four miles from here.

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Origin and Etymology of oh

Middle English o


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oh

noun \ ˈō \

Definition of oh

:zero

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Origin and Etymology of oh

o; from the similarity of the symbol for zero (0) to the letter O

oh Synonyms

Synonyms
aught, cipher, goose egg, naught (also nought), nil, nothing, o, zero, zilch, zip
Related Words
blank, void

OH

abbreviation

Definition of OH

Ohio


OH Defined for English Language Learners

oh

interjection

Definition of oh for English Language Learners

  • —used to express surprise, happiness, disappointment, or sadness

  • —used in response to a physical sensation (such as pain)

  • —used to address someone directly


oh

noun

Definition of oh for English Language Learners

  • —used to show the way the number 0 is often pronounced


OH Defined for Kids

oh

interjection
variants: also O \ō, ˈō\

Definition of oh for Students

1 used to express an emotion (as surprise or pain)
  • Oh, why did I ever come here?
2 used in direct address
  • Oh, children, stop that noise!

OH

abbreviation

Definition of OH for Students

Ohio


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