Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • conjunction Consequently; therefore.
  • adverb Consequently; hence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Therefore: used technically in logic to introduce the conclusion of a complete and necessary syllogism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • Therefore; consequently; -- often used in a jocular way.

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  • adverb Consequently, therefore.
  • conjunction therefore (especially in syllogisms).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb (used as a sentence connector) therefore or consequently

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ergō; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin ergo

Examples

  • The other day I left a post-it note for my husband that had the word "ergo" on it.

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  • The other day I left a post-it note for my husband that had the word "ergo" on it.

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  • Pretentious enough to use the word ergo when he’s making a threat.

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  • 21 Jul 2009 by Emily R my problem with the ergo is getting the baby in the back. we gave it back to the friend who lent it to us and are using a hiking backpack. what is the advantage of this carrier over a traditional backpack?

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  • My observation on the ergo is that Dads love it, and moms start to love it once their kids are over 20 lbs, and will then use them until they’re 4 or 5.

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  • Contains first use of the phrase cogito ergo sum.'

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  • Practically every traditional tomato sauce uses oregano, ergo, that is almost all varieties of pizza and a ton of pasta dishes.

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  • Practically every traditional tomato sauce uses oregano, ergo, that is almost all varieties of pizza and a ton of pasta dishes.

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  • Critics say there's no "ergo" about it, and that the conclusion that Oswald was the lone assassin forced the commission into a scenario out of Rube Goldberg.

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  • "All men will believe on him"; ergo, "the Romans will come," &c. I.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

Comments

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  • As in "Cogito ergo sum".

    January 25, 2007

  • Ogre in reverse!

    January 25, 2007

  • Truly one of the most pretentious words I know. Stick with therefore or thus; they're bad but not as bad.

    January 25, 2007

  • I really just like how this sounds.

    December 19, 2007

  • You want this to fall into disuse, uselessness? Wherego ergo?

    December 19, 2007

  • Wouldn't bother me a mite. This word is chock full of hot airgo.

    December 19, 2007