of
[ɒv, (ə)v]
PREPOSITION
  1. expressing the relationship between a part and a whole.
    • with the word denoting the part functioning as the head of the phrase.
      "the sleeve of his coat" ·
      "in the back of the car" · "the days of the week"
    • after a number, quantifier, or partitive noun, with the word denoting the whole functioning as the head of the phrase.
      "nine of the children came to the show" ·
      "a series of programmes" · "a piece of cake"
      synonyms:
      equal to · up to · capable · of · suited to · suitable for · able to do ·
      qualified for · fit for · good enough for · sufficient for · up to scratch
      antonyms:
      unequal to
  2. expressing the relationship between a scale or measure and a value.
    "an increase of 5%" ·
    "a height of 10 metres"
    • expressing an age.
      "a boy of 15"
  3. indicating an association between two entities, typically one of belonging, in which the first is the head of the phrase and the second is something associated with it.
    "the son of a friend" ·
    "the government of India" · "a photograph of the bride" · "a former colleague of John's"
    synonyms:
    by · made by · done by · carried out by · caused by · from · in · of ·
    for which someone is responsible
    • expressing the relationship between an author, artist, or composer and their works collectively.
      "the plays of Shakespeare" ·
      "the paintings of Rembrandt"
  4. expressing the relationship between a direction and a point of reference.
    "north of Watford"
  5. expressing the relationship between a general category or type and the thing being specified which belongs to such a category.
    "the city of Prague" ·
    "the idea of a just society" · "the population of interbreeding individuals" · "this type of book"
  6. following a noun derived from or related to a verb.
    • followed by a noun expressing the subject of the verb underlying the first noun.
      "the arrival of the police" ·
      "the decision of the County Council" · "the howling of the wind"
    • followed by a noun expressing the object of the verb underlying the first noun.
      "the murder of the two boys" ·
      "payment of his debts" · "an admirer of Dickens" · "I am certain of that"
  7. where the head of the phrase is a predicative adjective.
    "it was kind of you to ask" ·
    "I am certain of that"
  8. indicating the relationship between a verb and an indirect object.
    • with a verb expressing a mental state.
      "I don't know of anything that would be suitable"
    • expressing a cause.
      "he died of cancer"
  9. indicating the material or substance constituting something.
    "the house was built of bricks" ·
    "walls of stone"
  10. NORTH AMERICAN
    expressing time in relation to the following hour.
    "it would be just a quarter of three in New York"
ORIGIN
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch af and German ab, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin ab and Greek apo.
of-
[ɒf]
PREFIX
  1. variant spelling of ob- assimilated before f (as in offend).
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Successful people appear to be traveling along one continual, successful road. What is not apparent is the perseverance it takes following each defeat to keep you on that road. No one I know of has ever experienced one success after another without defeats, failures, disappointments, and frustrations galore along the way. Learning to overcome those times of agony is what separates the winners from the losers.

G. Kingsley Ward

I wanted to achieve something essential in life, something that is not measured by money or position in society. The mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambitions to achieve. They are my cathedrals, the houses of my religion. In the mountains I attempt to understand my life. They are the way I practice my religion. In the mountains I celebrate creation, on each journey I am reborn.

Anatoli Boukreev

The things you learn in maturity aren’t simple things such as acquiring information and skills. You learn not to engage in self-destructive behavior. You learn not to burn up energy in anxiety. You discover how to manage your tensions. You learn that self-pity and resentment are among the most toxic of drugs. You find that the world loves talent but pays off on character.

John Gardner

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you. ... You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life.

John Gardner

I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better. I think that's the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.

Elon Musk

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.

Niccolo Machiavelli

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge
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How to say of in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (PREPOSITION)van
Arabic (PREPOSITION)من, ل
Bangla এর
Bosnian (Latin) od
Bulgarian (PREPOSITION)на, от
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (PREPOSITION)de, d, del, dels
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Croatian (PREPOSITION)od
Czech (PREPOSITION)z
Danish (PREPOSITION)af
Dutch (PREPOSITION)van, voor
Estonian (PREPOSITION)kohta
Fijian ni
Filipino ng
Finnish (PREPOSITION)lta
French (PREPOSITION)de, des, d', du
German (PREPOSITION)von, der, des
Greek (PREPOSITION)της, του, των
Haitian Creole de
Hebrew (PREPOSITION)של
Hindi (PREPOSITION)के
Hmong Daw ntawm
Hungarian (PREPOSITION)ból, a
Icelandic (PREPOSITION)af
Indonesian (PREPOSITION)dari
Italian (PREPOSITION)di, della, del
Japanese (PREPOSITION)
Kiswahili (PREPOSITION)wa, ya
Klingon ,
Korean (PREPOSITION)
Latvian (PREPOSITION)no
Lithuanian (PREPOSITION)
Malagasy ny
Malay (Latin) (PREPOSITION)daripada
Maltese (PREPOSITION)ta, tal, tar, tad, tat
Norwegian Bokmål av
Persian (PREPOSITION)از
Polish (PREPOSITION)z
Portuguese (PREPOSITION)de, da, do, dos
Querétaro Otomi ar
Romanian (PREPOSITION)de, din, dintre, al, a
Russian (PREPOSITION)из
Samoan o le
Serbian (Cyrillic) од
Serbian (Latin) od
Slovak (PREPOSITION)z
Slovenian (PREPOSITION)od
Spanish (PREPOSITION)de, del
Swedish (PREPOSITION)av
Tahitian no te
Tamil (PREPOSITION)இன்
Telugu యొక్క
Thai (PREPOSITION)ของ
Tongan 'o e
Turkish (PREPOSITION)-lerin, -ların
Ukrainian (PREPOSITION)з
Urdu (PREPOSITION)کی, کے, کا
Vietnamese (PREPOSITION)của
Welsh (PREPOSITION)o
Yucatec Maya u
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