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Definitions of Of

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Denoting reference to a thing; about; concerning; relating to; as, to boast of one's achievements. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Denoting nearness or distance, either in space or time; from; as, within a league of the town; within an hour of the appointed time. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Denoting the agent, or person by whom, or thing by which, anything is, or is done; by. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Denoting passage from one state to another; from. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. During; in the course of. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. In a general sense, from, or out from; proceeding from; belonging to; relating to; concerning; - used in a variety of applications; as: Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. From; as, to cure of a fever; rid of a nuisance; out of; as, he did it of necessity; about; concerning; as, talk of success; in; as, quick of speech; belonging to or connected with; as, the palace of the king; proceeding from; by; as, the plays of Shakespeare; showing kind, material, quality, measure, etc., as, a glass of milk; a woman of brains; a weight of ten pounds, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. From or out from: belonging to: out of: among: proceeding from, so in the Litany and Nicene Creed: owing to: concerning: (B. and Pr. Bk.) sometimes-by, from, on, or over. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Associated or connected with. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. From or out from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Directed toward or exerted upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Concerning; about. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. From or out of; proceeding from; belonging to; from among; concerning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. From; out of; belonging to; denoting possession or property; according to; denoting properties, qualities, or condition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Of

  1. " Of course," replied the captain. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  2. What do they say of us? – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
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