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of at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


of at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. of, unstressed form of ?i (prep., adv.) "away, away from," from P.Gmc. *af-, from PIE *apo- "off, away." Equivalent of L. ab, Gk. apo. Primary sense in O.E. was still "away," but shifted in M.E. with use of the word to translate L. de, ex, and especially O.Fr. de, which had come to be the substitute for the genitive case. "This preposition shares with another word of the same length, AS, the evil glory of being accessary to more crimes against grammar than any other." [Fowler] ///

of at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

prep [Language: Old English; Origin:]//
1 used to show what a part belongs to or comes from: --the back of the house// --the last scene of the movie// --the end of the day//
2 used to show who something or someone belongs to or has a connection with: --a friend of Mark's// --Avocado salad is a favourite of mine.// --Product inspection is the responsibility of the employees themselves.//
3 used when talking about a feature or quality that something has: --the cost of the meal// --the beauty of the scenery// --the length of the swimming-pool//
4 used to show what group one or more things or people belong to: --some of the students// --'Sunflowers' is one of his best-known paintings.// --Two of the guests are vegetarian.// --a member of the baseball team//
5 used to show what type of substance or thing you are referring to, when talking about an amount: --two kilos of sugar// --millions of dollars// --a bar of chocolate//
6 used to say what something contains: --a cup of coffee// --several packets of cigarettes// --truckloads of refugees//
7 used to say what type of things or people are in a group: --a herd of elephants// --his circle of friends// --a bunch of bananas//
8 : a) used to state specifically which thing of the general type mentioned you are referring to// --the city of New York// --the art of painting// --the problem of unemployment// b) used to state specifically what a particular number, amount, age etc is// --at the age of 52// --an increase of 3%//
9 used to talk about things produced by a famous or skilled writer, artist etc: --the plays of Shakespeare// --the paintings of Picasso// --the work of a great architect//
10 used to say what a story, some news etc is about, or what a picture, map etc shows: --a story of love and loss// --news of his arrest// --a photo of Elizabeth// --a map of Indonesia//
11 : a) used after nouns that refer to actions, or to people who do something, in order to show who or what the action is done to// --the cancellation of the meeting// --the killing of innocent children// --supporters of the project// b) used after nouns that refer to actions in order to show who or what does the action// --the ringing of the phone// --the arrival of a visitor//
12 used after some adjectives that describe feelings, to show who or what the feeling is directed towards: --He's always been frightened of spiders.// --Most children want their parents to feel proud of them.//
13 used when referring to the day, moment etc when something happened: --the day of the accident// --the week of the festival// --I was at home at the time of the murder.//
14 used to say where something is in relation to a place or thing: north/south etc of sth // --a historic seaside town 99 km south of London// to the left/right of sth // --To the left of the sofa is a table.// --I live within a mile of here.//
15 used to describe a person or thing by saying what their main qualities or features are: --Albright was seen as a woman of great determination.// --It's an area of considerable historical interest.//
16 used to say what someone's age is: --He has two children, a boy of twelve and a girl of fifteen.//
17 it is kind/stupid/careless etc of sb (to do sth): used to say that someone's action shows a particular quality// --It was kind of you to remember my birthday.//
18 used to say where someone comes from: --the people of China// --Jesus of Nazareth//
19 used to show the country, organization, or group in which someone has a particular position: --King Philip II of Spain// --the secretary of the tennis club//
20 used in dates before the name of the month: --the 27th of July//
21 used to say when something happened: --the presidential election of 1825// --one of the biggest upsets of recent years//
22 AmE spoken used in giving the time, to mean 'before': British Equivalent: to// --It's a quarter of seven (=6.45) .//
23 used to show the cause of someone's death: --He died of cancer.//
24 literary used to say what material has been used to make something: --a dress of pure silk//
25 of an evening/of a weekend etc: BrE in the evenings, at weekends etc// --We often used to walk by the river of an evening.// ----------// GRAMMAR // To refer to someone or something that belongs to or is connected with someone, it is usual to use -'s or -s' (NOT of) with short noun phrases : Dad's car (NOT the car of Dad) | a child's bike (NOT the bike of a child) | my sister's boyfriend (NOT the boyfriend of my sister) | the miners' strike (NOT the strike of the miners) // When referring to one of several people or things belonging to or connected with someone, or when using 'this' or 'that', use of + mine/yours/his/hers/ours/theirs : a friend of mine (NOT a friend of me) | a relation of ours (NOT a relation of us)| that car of yours (NOT that car of you) // To talk about the person who sang, wrote, painted, or composed a particular work, use by not of : a song by Mariah Carey (NOT of Mariah Carey) // ----------//

OF at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:

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OF at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

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of at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:


of at Dutch => English Of Explained:

or, whether

of at Welsh => English Of Explained:


OF at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

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of at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "of":
about, anent, apropos of, as for, as regards, as respects, as to,
concerning, in connection with, in point of, in re,
in reference to, in regard to, in relation to, in relation with,
in respect to, on, pertaining to, pertinent to, re, referring to,
regarding, relating to, relative to, respecting, speaking of,
touching, upon, with regard to, with respect to

of at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:


of at Dutch => English Of Explained:

of [ɔf]
questionparticle, if, either, whether

of at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 belonging to sb; relating to sb:
a friend of mine * the love of a mother for her child * the role of the teacher * Can't you throw out that old bike of Tommy's? * the paintings of Monet
HELP NOTE When you are talking about everything someone has painted, written, etc. use of. When you are referring to one or more examples of somebody's work, use by: a painting by Monet
2 belonging to sth; being part of sth; relating to sth:
the lid of the box * the director of the company * a member of the team * the result of the debate
3 coming from a particular background or living in a place:
a woman of Italian descent * the people of Wales
4 concerning or showing sb/sth:
a story of passion * a photo of my dog * a map of India
5 used to say what sb/sth is, consists of, or contains:
the city of Dublin * the issue of housing * a crowd of people * a glass of milk
6 used with measurements and expressions of time, age, etc:
2 kilos of potatoes * an increase of 2% * a girl of 12 * the fourth of July * the year of his birth * (old-fashioned) We would often have a walk of an evening.
7 used to show sb/sth belongs to a group, often after some, a few, etc:
some of his friends * a few of the problems * the most famous of all the stars
8 used to show the position of sth/sb in space or time:
just north of Detroit * at the time of the revolution * (AmE) at a quarter of eleven tonight (= 10.45 p.m.)
9 used after nouns formed from verbs. The noun after 'of' can be either the object or the subject of the action:
the arrival of the police (= they arrive) * criticism of the police (= they are criticized) * fear of the dark * the howling of the wind
10 used after some verbs before mentioning sb/sth involved in the action:
to rob / deprive sb of sth * He was cleared of all blame. * Think of a number, any number.
11 used after some adjectives before mentioning sb/sth that a feeling relates to:
to be ashamed / proud of sth
12 used to give your opinion of sb's behaviour:
It was kind of you to offer.
13 used when one noun describes a second one:
Where's that idiot of a boy? (= the boy that you think is an idiot)
of all used before a noun to say that sth is very surprising:
I'm surprised that you of all people should say that.
of all the ... used to express anger:
Of all the nerve!

Of at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Of \Of\, prep. [AS. of of, from, off; akin to D. & OS. af, G. ab
off, OHG. aba from, away, Icel., Dan., Sw., & Goth. af, L.
ab, Gr. ?, Skr. apa. Cf.{Off}, {A-} (2), {Ab-}, {After},
In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from;
belonging to; relating to; concerning; -- used in a variety
of applications; as:

1. Denoting that from which anything proceeds; indicating
origin, source, descent, and the like; as, he is of a race
of kings; he is of noble blood.

That holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be
called the Son of God. --Luke i. 35.

I have received of the Lord that which also I
delivered unto you. --1 Cor. xi.

2. Denoting possession or ownership, or the relation of
subject to attribute; as, the apartment of the consul: the
power of the king; a man of courage; the gate of heaven.
``Poor of spirit.'' --Macaulay.

3. Denoting the material of which anything is composed, or
that which it contains; as, a throne of gold; a sword of
steel; a wreath of mist; a cup of water.

4. Denoting part of an aggregate or whole; belonging to a
number or quantity mentioned; out of; from amongst; as, of
this little he had some to spare; some of the mines were
unproductive; most of the company.

of at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

{On the wing}.
(a) Supported by, or flying with, the wings another.

{On the wings of the wind}, with the utmost velocity.

{Under the wing}, or {wings}, {of}, under the care or
protection of.

{Wing and wing} (Naut.), with sails hauled out on either
side; -- said of a schooner, or her sails, when going
before the wind with the foresail on one side and the
mainsail on the other; also said of a square-rigged vessel
which has her studding sails set. Cf. {Goosewinged}.

{Wing case} (Zo["o]l.), one of the anterior wings of beetles,
and of some other insects, when thickened and used to
protect the hind wings; an elytron; -- called also {wing

{Wing covert} (Zo["o]l.), one of the small feathers covering
the bases of the wing quills. See {Covert}, n., 2.

{Wing gudgeon} (Mach.), an iron gudgeon for the end of a
wooden axle, having thin, broad projections to prevent it
from turning in the wood. See Illust. of {Gudgeon}.

{Wing shell} (Zo["o]l.), wing case of an insect.

{Wing stroke}, the stroke or sweep of a wing.

{Wing transom} (Naut.), the uppermost transom of the stern;
-- called also {main transom}. --J. Knowles.

of at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » OF|of-|off



From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » of|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » of||of, from|lang=ang, an unstressed form of Inter: term » af|lang=ang, Inter: term » æf||from, off, away, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » ab||from|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » h₂epo||from, off, back|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » of|lang=sco, Inter: term » af||off, away|lang=sco, Inter: etyl » fy|- Inter: term » af|lang=fy, Inter: term » ôf||off, away|lang=fy, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » af||off, from|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » nds|- Inter: term » af||off, from|lang=nds, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » ab||off, from|lang=de, Inter: etyl » da|- Inter: term » af||of|lang=da, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » av||of|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » af||of|lang=is, Inter: etyl » got|- {{term|

OF at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » of|of-


Inter: initialis » m

  • Old French
    1. Inter: basebal » l outfield, outfielder


      * F/O, fo, fo'

    Translation: cs » OF

  • òf at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » of



    Inter: head » pap|conjunction
  • or
    1. in other words

    Translation: sm » òf

  • ôf at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==West Frisian==


    * Inter: IPA » /ɔː/|lang=fy


    Inter: head » fy|preposition
  • off
  • : Fan ... ôf -- Beginning at ...
  • óf at English (WD) Of Explained:


    Alternative forms

    * Inter: l » nl|of


    Inter: head » nl|conjunction
  • (subordinating) whether, if

  • Translation: li » óf
    Translation: nl » óf