4 letter word starting with so

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
sold imp. & past participle of Sell, imp. & p. p. of Sell., Solary; military pay.
soak verb t. To cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread; to soak salt meat, salt fish, or the like., To drench; to wet thoroughly., To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture., To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; — often with through., Fig.: To absorb; to drain., To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak., To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter., To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
soal noun The sole of a shoe., See Sole, the fish., A dirty pond.
soam noun A chain by which a leading horse draws a plow.
soap noun A substance which dissolves in water, thus forming a lather, and is used as a cleansing agent. Soap is produced by combining fats or oils with alkalies or alkaline earths, usually by boiling, and consists of salts of sodium, potassium, etc., with the fatty acids (oleic, stearic, palmitic, etc.). See the Note below, and cf. Saponification. By extension, any compound of similar composition or properties, whether used as a cleaning agent or not., To rub or wash over with soap., To flatter; to wheedle.
soar verb i. To fly aloft, as a bird; to mount upward on wings, or as on wings., Fig.: To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood., The act of soaring; upward flight., See 3d Sore., See Sore, reddish brown.
sock noun A plowshare., The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, — used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the buskin., A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg., A warm inner sole for a shoe.
soda noun Sodium oxide or hydroxide., Popularly, sodium carbonate or bicarbonate.
sofa noun A long seat, usually with a cushioned bottom, back, and ends; — much used as a comfortable piece of furniture.
sofi noun Same as Sufi.
soft superl. Easily yielding to pressure; easily impressed, molded, or cut; not firm in resisting; impressible; yielding; also, malleable; — opposed to hard; as, a soft bed; a soft peach; soft earth; soft wood or metal., Not rough, rugged, or harsh to the touch; smooth; delicate; fine; as, soft silk; a soft skin., Hence, agreeable to feel, taste, or inhale; not irritating to the tissues; as, a soft liniment; soft wines., Not harsh or offensive to the sight; not glaring; pleasing to the eye; not exciting by intensity of color or violent contrast; as, soft hues or tints., Not harsh or rough in sound; gentle and pleasing to the ear; flowing; as, soft whispers of music., Easily yielding; susceptible to influence; flexible; gentle; kind., Expressing gentleness, tenderness, or the like; mild; conciliatory; courteous; kind; as, soft eyes., Effeminate; not courageous or manly, weak., Gentle in action or motion; easy., Weak in character; impressible., Somewhat weak in intellect., Quiet; undisturbed; paceful; as, soft slumbers., Having, or consisting of, a gentle curve or curves; not angular or abrupt; as, soft outlines., Not tinged with mineral salts; adapted to decompose soap; as, soft water is the best for washing., Applied to a palatal, a sibilant, or a dental consonant (as g in gem, c in cent, etc.) as distinguished from a guttural mute (as g in go, c in cone, etc.); — opposed to hard., Belonging to the class of sonant elements as distinguished from the surd, and considered as involving less force in utterance; as, b, d, g, z, v, etc., in contrast with p, t, k, s, f, etc., A soft or foolish person; an idiot., Softly; without roughness or harshness; gently; quietly., Be quiet; hold; stop; not so fast.
soho interj.
soil verb t. To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an inclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food; as, to soil a horse., The upper stratum of the earth; the mold, or that compound substance which furnishes nutriment to plants, or which is particularly adapted to support and nourish them., Land; country., Dung; faeces; compost; manure; as, night soil., To enrich with soil or muck; to manure., A marshy or miry place to which a hunted boar resorts for refuge; hence, a wet place, stream, or tract of water, sought for by other game, as deer., To make dirty or unclean on the surface; to foul; to dirty; to defile; as, to soil a garment with dust., To stain or mar, as with infamy or disgrace; to tarnish; to sully., To become soiled; as, light colors soil sooner than dark ones., That which soils or pollutes; a soiled place; spot; stain.
soja noun An Asiatic leguminous herb (Glycine Soja) the seeds of which are used in preparing the sauce called soy.
soke noun See Soc., One of the small territorial divisions into which Lincolnshire, England, is divided.
soko noun An African anthropoid ape, supposed to be a variety of the chimpanzee.
sola adjective See Solus., A leguminous plant (Aeschynomene aspera) growing in moist places in Southern India and the East Indies. Its pithlike stem is used for making hats, swimming-jackets, etc., Alone; — chiefly used in stage directions, and the like.
sole noun Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidae, especially the common European species (Solea vulgaris), which is a valuable food fish., Any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata), the long-finned sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus), and other species., The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself., The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom., The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing., The bottom of the body of a plow; — called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow., The horny substance under a horse’s foot, which protects the more tender parts., The bottom of an embrasure., A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel., The seat or bottom of a mine; — applied to horizontal veins or lodes., To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe., Being or acting without another; single; individual; only., Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.
soli noun pl. of Solo., of Solo
solo adjective A tune, air, strain, or a whole piece, played by a single person on an instrument, or sung by a single voice.
soly adverb Solely.
soma noun The whole axial portion of an animal, including the head, neck, trunk, and tail.
some adjective Consisting of a greater or less portion or sum; composed of a quantity or number which is not stated; — used to express an indefinite quantity or number; as, some wine; some water; some persons. Used also pronominally; as, I have some., A certain; one; — indicating a person, thing, event, etc., as not known individually, or designated more specifically; as, some man, that is, some one man., Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just., About; near; more or less; — used commonly with numerals, but formerly also with a singular substantive of time or distance; as, a village of some eighty houses; some two or three persons; some hour hence., Considerable in number or quality., Certain; those of one part or portion; — in distinct from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another., A part; a portion; — used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
sond verb t. Alt. of Sonde
song noun That which is sung or uttered with musical modulations of the voice, whether of a human being or of a bird, insect, etc., A lyrical poem adapted to vocal music; a ballad., More generally, any poetical strain; a poem., Poetical composition; poetry; verse., An object of derision; a laughingstock., A trifle.
soon adverb In a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise., Without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early., Promptly; quickly; easily., Readily; willingly; — in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will., Speedy; quick.
soot noun A black substance formed by combustion, or disengaged from fuel in the process of combustion, which rises in fine particles, and adheres to the sides of the chimney or pipe conveying the smoke; strictly, the fine powder, consisting chiefly of carbon, which colors smoke, and which is the result of imperfect combustion. See Smoke., To cover or dress with soot; to smut with, or as with, soot; as, to soot land., Alt. of Soote
sope noun See Soap.
soph noun A contraction of Soph ister., A contraction of Sophomore.
sora noun A North American rail (Porzana Carolina) common in the Eastern United States. Its back is golden brown, varied with black and white, the front of the head and throat black, the breast and sides of the head and neck slate-colored. Called also American rail, Carolina rail, Carolina crake, common rail, sora rail, soree, meadow chicken, and orto.
sorb noun The wild service tree (Pyrus torminalis) of Europe; also, the rowan tree., The fruit of these trees.
sord noun See Sward.
sore noun Reddish brown; sorrel., A young hawk or falcon in the first year., A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck., Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; — said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand., Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation., Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity., Criminal; wrong; evil., A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil., Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty., In a sore manner; with pain; grievously., Greatly; violently; deeply.
sori noun pl. of Sorus., of Sorus
sorn verb i. To obtrude one’s self on another for bed and board.
sors noun A lot; also, a kind of divination by means of lots.
sort noun Chance; lot; destiny., A kind or species; any number or collection of individual persons or things characterized by the same or like qualities; a class or order; as, a sort of men; a sort of horses; a sort of trees; a sort of poems., Manner; form of being or acting., Condition above the vulgar; rank., A chance group; a company of persons who happen to be together; a troop; also, an assemblage of animals., A pair; a set; a suit., Letters, figures, points, marks, spaces, or quadrats, belonging to a case, separately considered., To separate, and place in distinct classes or divisions, as things having different qualities; as, to sort cloths according to their colors; to sort wool or thread according to its fineness., To reduce to order from a confused state., To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class., To choose from a number; to select; to cull., To conform; to adapt; to accommodate., To join or associate with others, esp. with others of the same kind or species; to agree., To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
sory noun Green vitriol, or some earth imregnated with it.
soss verb i. To fall at once into a chair or seat; to sit lazily., To throw in a negligent or careless manner; to toss., A lazy fellow., A heavy fall., Anything dirty or muddy; a dirty puddle.
sote adjective Sweet.
sous plural of Sou, Alt. of Souse
soul adjective Sole., Sole., To afford suitable sustenance., The spiritual, rational, and immortal part in man; that part of man which enables him to think, and which renders him a subject of moral government; — sometimes, in distinction from the higher nature, or spirit, of man, the so-called animal soul, that is, the seat of life, the sensitive affections and phantasy, exclusive of the voluntary and rational powers; — sometimes, in distinction from the mind, the moral and emotional part of man’s nature, the seat of feeling, in distinction from intellect; — sometimes, the intellect only; the understanding; the seat of knowledge, as distinguished from feeling. In a more general sense, “an animating, separable, surviving entity, the vehicle of individual personal existence.”, The seat of real life or vitality; the source of action; the animating or essential part., The leader; the inspirer; the moving spirit; the heart; as, the soul of an enterprise; an able general is the soul of his army., Energy; courage; spirit; fervor; affection, or any other noble manifestation of the heart or moral nature; inherent power or goodness., A human being; a person; — a familiar appellation, usually with a qualifying epithet; as, poor soul., A pure or disembodied spirit., To indue with a soul; to furnish with a soul or mind.
soun noun & verb Sound.
soup noun A liquid food of many kinds, usually made by boiling meat and vegetables, or either of them, in water, — commonly seasoned or flavored; strong broth., To sup or swallow., To breathe out., To sweep. See Sweep, and Swoop.
sour superl. Having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart., Changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned., Disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as, a man of a sour temper; a sour reply., Afflictive; painful., Cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh., A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect., To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances., To make cold and unproductive, as soil., To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable., To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly., To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes., To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity.
sout noun Soot.
sown past participle of Sow, p. p. of Sow.
sowl verb t. Alt. of Sowle, See Soul, v. i.