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Of meaning

Of - 14 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 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.
  5. 5. Denoting that by which a person or thing is actuated or impelled; also, the source of a purpose or action; as, they went of their own will; no body can move of itself; he did it of necessity.
  6. 6. Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements.
  7. 7. Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time.
  8. 8. Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by.
  9. 9. Denoting relation to place or time; belonging to, or connected with; as, men of Athens; the people of the Middle Ages; in the days of Herod.
  10. 10. Denoting passage from one state to another; from.
  11. 11. During; in the course of.
  12. 12. In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; - used in a variety of applications; as:
  13. 13. Denoting identity or equivalence; - used with a name or appellation, and equivalent to the relation of apposition; as, the continent of America; the city of Rome; the Island of Cuba.
  14. 14. From; out from; among; pertaining to.

Of - examples of usage

  1. And now I never think of it. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. It does me good to think of you. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Just you think of it! - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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