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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 20

Definition

Relationship of something to something else. Shows who or what causes something. 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 the southwest the noise of battle could clearly be heard.
of illustration The Encyclopedia's coverage describes the rich and varied music of people from all the countries south of the river.