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 History of this Word

"of", spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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grammar is preposition

"of" is a type of small common word

"of" is a part of the expression: all of, all of a sudden, kind of, of a mind to, of a sort, of all people, of choice, of course, of one mind, of record, of the moment, of two minds

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Meaning 14

Definition

Relationship of something to something else. Shows qualities, quantities, behavior, etc of the item being talked about. Used to clarify an ambiguous relationship. Used with various words to indicate a wide range of meanings.

Examples of how the word is used

of illustration In 1878 he built a small house of one room
of illustration A romance of many dimensions