Search Result for "so far":
1. used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time;
- Example: "So far he hasn't called"
- Example: "the sun isn't up yet"
[syn: so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until now]
2. to the degree or extent that;
- Example: "insofar as it can be ascertained, the horse lung is comparable to that of man"
- Example: "so far as it is reasonably practical he should practice restraint"
[syn: insofar, in so far, so far, to that extent, to that degree]
3. used after a superlative;
- Example: "this is the best so far"
- Example: "the largest drug bust yet"
[syn: so far, yet]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
So \So\, adv. [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw[=a]; akin to OFries, s[=a], s?, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s?, G. so, Icel. sv[=a], sv?, svo, so, Sw. s?, Dan. saa, Goth. swa so, sw? as; cf. L. suus one's own, Skr. sva one's own, one's self. [root]192. Cf. As, Custom, Ethic, Idiom, Such.] 1. In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known. [1913 Webster] Why is his chariot so long in coming? --Judges v. 28. [1913 Webster] 2. In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively, following as, to denote comparison or resemblance; sometimes, also, following inasmuch as. [1913 Webster] As a war should be undertaken upon a just motive, so a prince ought to consider the condition he is in. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape. [1913 Webster] I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the beginning and progress of a rising world. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] He is very much in Sir Roger's esteem, so that he lives in the family rather as a relation than dependent. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so wisely. [1913 Webster] 5. In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in this or that condition or state; under these circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to something just asserted or implied; used also with the verb to be, as a predicate. [1913 Webster] Use him [your tutor] with great respect yourself, and cause all your family to do so too. --Locke. [1913 Webster] It concerns every man, with the greatest seriousness, to inquire into those matters, whether they be so or not. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] He is Sir Robert's son, and so art thou. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction. [1913 Webster] God makes him in his own image an intellectual creature, and so capable of dominion. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Here, then, exchange we mutually forgiveness; So may the guilt of all my broken vows, My perjuries to thee, be all forgotten. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] 7. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent. [1913 Webster] And when 't is writ, for my sake read it over, And if it please you, so; if not, why, so. --Shak. [1913 Webster] There is Percy; if your father will do me any honor, so; if not, let him kill the next Percy himself. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 8. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it? [1913 Webster] 9. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So? [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 10. About the number, time, or quantity specified; thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so in the country; I have read only a page or so. [1913 Webster] A week or so will probably reconcile us. --Gay. [1913 Webster] Note: See the Note under Ill, adv. [1913 Webster] So . . . as. So is now commonly used as a demonstrative correlative of as when it is the puprpose to emphasize the equality or comparison suggested, esp. in negative assertions, and questions implying a negative answer. By Shakespeare and others so . . . as was much used where as . . . as is now common. See the Note under As, 1. [1913 Webster] So do, as thou hast said. --Gen. xviii. 5. [1913 Webster] As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. --Ps. ciii. 15. [1913 Webster] Had woman been so strong as men. --Shak. [1913 Webster] No country suffered so much as England. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] So far, to that point or extent; in that particular. "The song was moral, and so far was right." --Cowper. So far forth, as far; to such a degree. --Shak. --Bacon. So forth, further in the same or similar manner; more of the same or a similar kind. See And so forth, under And. So, so, well, well. "So, so, it works; now, mistress, sit you fast." --Dryden. Also, moderately or tolerably well; passably; as, he succeeded but so so. "His leg is but so so." --Shak. So that, to the end that; in order that; with the effect or result that. So then, thus then it is; therefore; the consequence is. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "so far": after a fashion, already, appreciably, as yet, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, by this time, comparatively, detectably, earlier, fairly, heretofore, hereunto, hitherto, in a manner, in a way, in part, in some measure, incompletely, leastwise, merely, mildly, moderately, modestly, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, only, part, partially, partly, pro tanto, purely, relatively, simply, somewhat, still, then as previously, thus far, till now, to a degree, to date, to some degree, to this day, tolerably, until now, until this time, up to now, visibly, yet