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Os \Os\, n.; pl. Ossa. [L.] A bone.


Os \Os\, n.; pl. Ora. [L.] A mouth; an opening; an entrance.


Os \Os\, n.; pl. Osar. [Sw. [*a]s ridge, chain of hills, pl. [*a]sar.] (Geol.) 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.


Os \Os\, n. (Chem.) The chemical symbol for the element osmium.


Etymology 1 n. (context rare medicine English) bone. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context rare English) A mouth; an opening. 2 In particular, either end of the cervix, internal (to the uterus) or external (to the vagina). Etymology 3

n. An osar or esker. Etymology 4

n. (plural of o English)

  1. n. a mouth or mouthlike opening

  2. a hard brittle blue-gray or blue-black metallic element that is one of the platinum metals; the heaviest metal known [syn: osmium, atomic number 76]

  3. (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services [syn: operating system]

  4. the left eye [syn: oculus sinister]

  5. rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates [syn: bone]

  6. [also: ossa (pl), osar (pl), ora (pl)]


Ös may refer to:

  • Ös language, a Turkic language of Russia
  • öS, the currency sign of the Austrian schilling
Os (Fringe)

"Os" is the 16th episode of the third season of the American science fiction drama television series Fringe, and the 59th episode overall. The episode centered on the Fringe team's investigation into a series of robberies of the element osmium, which they connect to a scientist ( Alan Ruck) who is able to defy the laws of physics.

"Os" was written by Josh Singer and Graham Roland, while Brad Anderson served as director. Along with Ruck, the episode also guest starred Jorge Garcia in a brief cameo as a security guard.

On its first broadcast in the United States on March 11, 2011, an estimated 3.76 million viewers tuned in, giving it a 1.5/5 ratings share for those between the ages 18–49. Critical reception to the episode was generally positive, as multiple critics noted that Ruck was well-cast as a scientist just trying to help his son.

Usage examples of "os".

Hengist begat Octa, who begat Ossa, who begat Eormenric, who begat Ethelbert, who begat Eadbald, who begat Ercombert, who begat Egbert.

Woden begat Guedolgeat, who begat Gueagon, who begat Guithleg, who begat Guerdmund, who begat Ossa, who begat Ongen, who begat Eamer, who begat Pubba.

He ardently hated everyone at the wedding except Effie May, his mother, Luciano, Dingle, and Ora.

But probably none of the Weagles gave five minutes thought a year to theology or ecclesiology, except for Ora, who occasionally stirred up a lot of interesting family irritation by announcing that he was going to become a Catholic, an Episcopalian, a Buddhist, or a Seventh Day Adventist.

Segal falava ora com um, ora com outro, mas houve um momento em que foi cercado por algumas senhoras que haviam lido alguns de seus livros e outras que se encantavam em conhecer de perto um escritor famoso.

Although each river-cloven vale, with streams Arrowy glancing to the blue Aegean, Each hallowed mountain, the abode of gods, Pelion and Ossa fringed with haunted groves, The height, spring-crowned, of dedicate Olympus, And pleasant sun-fed vineyards, were to him Familiar as his own face in the stream, Nathless he paused and asked the maid what path Might lead him from the forest.

The anterior continuation of the retina beyond the ora serrata has been a subject of much discussion.

Tocca ora a me, pensai, e mi precipitai nel vortice di quel tramestio.

Lavinia matris flagrantes perfusa genas, cui plurimus ignem subiecit rubor, et calefacta per ora cucurrit.

Mes os, et ceux de saint Riquier, ici present avec moi, ont ete ravis a leur tombe, et maintenant ils sont captifs sur une terre etrangere, mais le temps est venu ou ils doivent etre replaces dans les lieux ou nous avons vecu.

And to none of these masters, insisted Myron, when he defended himself against the scoffing of Ora or the incomprehension of Effie May, would an unemptied ash-tray be unimportant!

Or, for an alternative source of flower-sails, there the unfixed star, the persistent oddness of which argue least that it had something to do with this manifes of machines, since it was a newcomer to the skies, since it had been, in the last forty years, acquiring a pl ora of what might be unfixed moonlets, mere sparks, But again, Manadgi thought,-the sparks themsel might grow-or come nearer to the earth and deal v men.

Carolina Moon and Ora Lee Tingle are just about the only broads you ever ball lately and I think you only do that to be a respectable member of an unrespectable group that gets drunk once a week and gangbangs two fat cocktail waitresses.

Mystic Rose of her lips: A woman was His walking home Foederis Arca Ora pro nobis.

Cum fame canis avida in Tyrio littore projecta conchylia impressis mandibulis contudisset, illa naturaliter humorem sanguineum diffluentia ora ejus mirabili colore tinxerunt: et ut est mos hominibus occasiones repentinas ad artes ducere, talia exempla meditantes fecerunt principibus decus nobile.