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Alphabetical List of Entries

~ O ~

O Has in English a long sound; as, drone, groan, stone, alone, cloke, broke, coal, droll; or short, got, knot, shot, prong, long. It is usually denoted long by a servile a subjoined; as, moan, or by e at the end of the syllable; as, bone: when these vowels are not appended, it is generally short, except before ll; as, droll, scroll, and even then sometimes short; as, loll.

  1. O is used as an interjection of wishing or exclamation.

    O that we, who have resisted all the designs of his love,
    would now try to defeat that of his anger!
    Decay of Piety.

    O! were he present, that his eyes and hands
    Might see, and urge, the death which he commands.
    Dryd.
  2. O is used with no great elegance by Shakespeare for a circle or oval.

                Can this cockpit hold
    The vasty field of France? or may we cram
    Within this wooden O, the very casks
    That did affright the air at Agincourt?
    Shakesp.
O
Oaf
Oafish
Oafishness
Oak
Oak (evergreen)
Oakapple
Oaken
Oakenpin
Oakum
Oar (noun)
Oar (verb active)
Oar (verb neuter)
Oary
Oast
Oatcake
Oaten
Oats
Obeisance
Obelisk
Obequitation
Oberration
Obese
Oblectation
Obliteration
Oblivious
Obmutescence
Observatory
Obstetrication
Obstetrick
Obstipation
Obstreperous
Obstreperously
Obstreperousness
Obstriction
Obstupefaction
Obstupefactive
Occecation
Odontalgick
 Oe
Oglio
Old
Oligarchy
Olitory
Ombre
Omega
Omelet
Omen
Omened
Omentum
Omer
Ominate
Omination
Ominous
Ominously
Ominousness
Omission
Omit
Omittance
Omnifarious
Omniferous
Omnifick
Omniform
Omnigenous
Omnipotence
Omnipotency
Omnipotent
Omnipresence
Omnipresent
Omniscience
Omnisciency
Omniscient
Omniscious
Omnivorous
Omoplate
Omphaloptick
One (adjective)
 Oneirocritical
Oneirocritick
Onerary
Onion
Onomancy
Onycha
Opera
Opiate (noun)
Opprobrious
Opsimathy
Optative
Orange
Orbity
Orc
Orchal
Orchanet
Orchard
Orchestre
Orrery
Oscitancy
Oscitant
Oscitation
Ostrich
Other
Ought (noun)
Ought (verb)
Owe
Own (noun)
Own (verb)
Oxymoron
Oxyrrhodine
Oyer
Oyes
Oylethole
Oyster
Oysterwench
Oysterwoman
Ozaena

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