Definitions

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

  • n. A mouth or an opening.
  • n. A bone.
  • n. See esker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Bone.
  • n. A mouth; an opening.
  • n. In particular, either end of the cervix, internal (to the uterus) or external (to the vagina).
  • n. An osar or esker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bone.
  • n. A mouth; an opening; an entrance.
  • n. One of the ridges of sand or gravel found in Sweden, etc., supposed by some to be of marine origin, but probably formed by subglacial waters. The osar are similar to the kames of Scotland and the eschars of Ireland. See eschar.
  • n. The chemical symbol for the element osmium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Bone; a bone.
  • n. A mouth; a passage or entrance into any place: an anatomical term; specifically, the mouth of the womb.
  • n. In geology, a Swedish term for certain elongated ridges of detrital material, generally considered to be of glacial origin, or in some not yet clearly explained way connected with the former presence of ice in the region where they occur.
  • n. In chem., the symbol for osmium.
  • n. Same as os extrascapulare.
  • n. An abbreviation of the Latin Ordo Sancti Augustini, Order of St. Augustine.
  • n. An abbreviation of the Latin Ordo Sancti Benedicti, Order of St. Benedict.
  • An abbreviation of the Latin Ordo Sancti Francisci, Order of St. Francis.

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

  • n. the left eye
  • n. a mouth or mouthlike opening
  • n. a hard brittle blue-grey or blue-black metallic element that is one of the platinum metals; the heaviest metal known
  • n. rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
  • n. (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services

Etymologies

Latin ōs, mouth; see ōs- in Indo-European roots.
Latin, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.
Swedish ås, ridge, from Old Norse āss.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From neuter Latin word os (genitive ossis) meaning "bone". (Wiktionary)
From neuter Latin word os with the genitive oris (meaning "mouth"). (Wiktionary)
Swedish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The respectful salutation of carrying the hand to the mouth, ad os, is the root of the Latin word adoro, adorare.

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  • But, it's true that Mole Negro, one of the most reknowned Moles Oaxaqueños is made with very dark toasted chiles plus a little chocolate.

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  • Second on the list of so-bad-they're-good things are the Octopus's sidekicks; besides his personal femme fatale, Silken Floss (Scarlet Johansson), there's his army of chunky clones (played by Louis Lombardi), all of whom have names ending in os, such as Pathos, Logos, and Huevos Rancheros, and all of whom have their names printed on their shirts.

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  • All this is vividly described in cantos XXXI through XXXIV of Dante's Inferno.

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  • Gonzalez also told me "the churches are totally on board," with evangelical churches --- which have seen a steady rise in Latinos --- playing a larger role than in 2006.

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  • There was all of this talk about how he can't win Latinos but now that he leads McCain 62-29 among Latinos, they don't even mention it!

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  • “Even with the United States embroiled in a fierce debate over immigration policy, the problem of AIDS in Latinos had received scant attention from political and public health officials,” The Washington Post reported.

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  • Another pointed out how spotlighting the Latin heritage helps build self-esteem in Latinos: "Reports like this one make Hispanics proud of their origin."

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  • I know we could turn enough heads and win Latinos over.

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  • I, then, am acquainted with no powers which are better or more appropriate than these; for extension along the spine downward has no proper hold at the bone called the os sacrum; and extension upward, along the neck and head, has indeed a hold; but extension thus made is unseemly to behold, and, besides, if increased, may occasion much mischief otherwise.

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  • See: od

    February 18, 2009

  • Os. Chemical element symbol for Osmium.

    December 16, 2007