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Crafty politician that he is, Obama was smart enough to set low enough standards for his administration to claim 'victory' by the summer of 2011 or so.
Thomas P.M. Barnett

Meaning of "or so" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OR SO

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WHAT DOES OR SO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of or so in the English dictionary

The definition of or so in the dictionary is approximately.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OR SO

or
OR circuit
or else
OR gate
or other
ora
ora et labora
ora pro nobis
ORAC
orach
orache
oracle
oracles
oracular
oracularity
oracularly
oracularness
oraculous
oraculously
oraculousness

WORDS THAT END LIKE OR SO

also
Aso
aviso
basso
Burkina Faso
Burkina-Faso
Cardoso
El Paso
espresso
even so
expresso
just so
more so
peso
Picasso
quite so
so
so-so
Treviso
verso

Synonyms and antonyms of or so in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «or so» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OR SO

Find out the translation of or so to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of or so from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «or so» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

左右
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

o así
570 millions of speakers

English

or so
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

या तो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أو نحو ذلك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

или так
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ou então
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অথবা তাই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

environ
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

atau lebih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

so
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

かそこら
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정도
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Utawa luwih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hay như vậy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அல்லது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

किंवा ते
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ya da öylesine
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

circa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lub tak
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

або так
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sau cam asa ceva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ή έτσι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

of so
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

eller så
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eller så
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of or so

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OR SO»

The term «or so» is very widely used and occupies the 5.923 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OR SO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about or so

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10 QUOTES WITH «OR SO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word or so.
1
Danny Aiello
My father was never around. It was almost as if he didn't exist. I would tell my friends he was in Cleveland, on business. Sometimes, every six months or so, he would come by for dinner.
2
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
My father was a lorry driver, very rarely at home. The house was run by my mother, and because there were 10 or so kids, there was no time for individual attention. It was about survival. It was about where the next meal was coming from.
3
Jason Aldean
In the music business, especially the country music business, every 10 years or so you're going to have this changing of the guard, this wave of new artists that comes in.
4
Jami Attenberg
What I try very hard to do is have an hour or so in the morning when I leave the house and don't have my phone with me. I'll go sit in a cafe and read and handwrite in my notebook and not be facing a screen. My head will be clear. I will be able to hear myself think. Because honestly for the rest of the day it's just screens, screens, screens.
5
Michael Azerrad
Back in the day, in '91 or so, I tried to interview Fugazi for Rolling Stone, which the band felt stood for everything they detested about corporate infiltration of music. They said, 'We'll do the interview if you give us a million dollars of cash in a suitcase.' Which was their way of saying no.
6
Russell Baker
Anything that isn't opposed by about 40 percent of humanity is either an evil business or so unimportant that it simply doesn't matter.
7
Thomas P.M. Barnett
Crafty politician that he is, Obama was smart enough to set low enough standards for his administration to claim 'victory' by the summer of 2011 or so.
8
Justine Bateman
I love having first-time experiences. When you're past the age of 20 or so, there are less and less first-time experiences.
9
Gerry Beckley
It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known.
10
Mayim Bialik
I've become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that... basically, the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OR SO»

Discover the use of or so in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to or so and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The One-minute (or So) Healer: 500 Simple Ways to Heal ...
Using a relaxed, humorous style, this guide addresses 31 common health problems along with 500 healing techniques.
Dana Ullman, 2004
2
Or So I Say: Contentions & Confessions : a Happenstance Book
Or So I Say is a personal selection of aphorisms, sayings and witticisms gleaned from the poet's notebooks.
Robin Skelton, 1995
3
Family travels: around the world in 30 (or so) days
Eight different viewpoints from eight different travel diaries chronicle the Reeves-O'Neill family's month-long adventure through more than fifteen countries, detailing their struggles, joys, and discoveries along the way.
Richard Reeves, 1997
4
Hungry Lion Or So It Seems
Laughable tale about assumption told through animals.
Dolores Sherry, 2008
5
Random Kinds Of Factness: 1001 (or So) Absolutely True ...
Barrett and Mingo, partners in life and crime (er, writing) can do a thing or two with random facts, and this book ranks right up there.
Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo, 2005
6
Beyond Antibiotics: 50 (Or So) Ways to Boost Immunity and ...
With 50 pages of new material, the latest edition of this guide presents additional evidence that modern medicine's continuing reliance on antibiotics as a prime weapon against illness deserves rethinking.
Michael Schmidt, 1994
7
The ultimate baby-sitter's handbook, or, So you wanna make ...
A guide to baby-sitting, providing tips on how to get started and how to deal with challenging situations.
Debra Mostow Zakarin, Ruta Daugavietis, Kristin Lock, 1997
8
A Gray Eye Or So
Frank Frankfort Moore. " I'm sorry that I can't congratulate you upon finding one," said Harold. "Then I congratulate myself," said Mr. Durdan, brightly. " You're the most companionable man that I know in town at present." " Ah, then you're not ...
Frank Frankfort Moore, 1894
9
Scientific American Reference Book: A Manual for the Office, ...
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OR SO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term or so is used in the context of the following news items.
1
EastEnders Spoilers: So, who will be charged with Lucy Beale's …
... about what really happened to Lucy, but over the last week or so, the storyline has taken another dramatic twist with the arrest of Ben Mitchell. «Unreality TV, Jul 15»
2
'Frontline of the battle is not tanks or planes – it's cyberwarfare'
... which runs their weapons. So it is asymmetric warfare, and I think it is going to become more predominant over the next decade or so. «RT, Jul 15»
3
Rand Paul super PAC brings in less money than Bobby Jindal's or …
The sum reported Friday afternoon by Paul's supporters is among the smallest reported from the dozen or so presidential candidate super ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Lou Lamoriello: Genius or yesterday's man?
By the Devils' third Stanley Cup victory in 2003, their payroll was the league's eighth highest ($20-million or so behind the Rangers), though ... «Sportsnet.ca, Jul 15»
5
Should I buy a petrol or diesel used car?
If, like a reader who needed a relatively recent 100,000-miles or so family runabout to crank out a solid few thousand miles a year without ... «Southport Visiter, Jul 15»
6
Editorial: How Wellington got so good
Wellington celebrates its 150th birthday this weekend, and it has a lot to be proud of. The best of those years have been the last 30 or so. «The Dominion Post, Jul 15»
7
Uber Or Taxi, What's The Quickest And Cheapest Way To Get …
"About 10 minutes or so, okay?” Just as Melissa got a timeframe, Allison's Uber showed up. She opened the door and left Melissa waiting ... «News On 6, Jul 15»
8
Summer is so bad here that cops 'arrest' weathermen
Krissy Holmes, a CBC reporter who is subbing for Snoddon – whose wife gave birth to their first child just an hour or so after his arrest – told ... «WTSP 10 News, Jul 15»
9
So Long, McDonald's Monthly Misery Watch. It's Been Real.
Every 30 or so days, you've shared your monthly same-store sales figures, and every 30 days or so, we've dutifully compiled the numbers into ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
10
Windows 10 – only a few more sleeps so here is how to prepare
I would tend to wait for a month or so and check back at iTWire to see the expert's experiences. Microsoft has had hundreds of thousands of ... «iTWire, Jul 15»

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