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English definition of “of”

of

preposition     strong /ɒv/ weak /əv/
BELONG A1 belonging or relating to someone or something: a friend of mine the colour of her hair part of the problem Belongings and possessions
AMOUNT A1 used after words that show an amount : a kilo of apples both of us a handful of raisins General words for size and amountMeasurements in general
NUMBER A1 used with numbers , ages , and dates : a boy of six a decrease of 10% the 14th of February 2012General words for size and amount
CONTAIN A1 containing : a glass of milk sacks of rubbish Including and containingComprising and consisting of
MADE made or consisting of: dresses of lace and silk Including and containingComprising and consisting ofComprising and consisting ofIncluding and containing
ADJECTIVE/VERB used to connect particular adjectives and verbs with nouns : frightened of spiders smelling of garlic
SHOW A2 showing someone or something: a map of the city
CAUSE B1 showing a reason or cause : He died of a heart attack .Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
POSITION A2 showing position or direction : the front of the queue a small town north of Seattle
ACTION/FEELING used after nouns describing actions or feelings to mean 'done to' or ' experienced by': the destruction of the rain forest the suffering of millions
WRITTEN B1 written or made by: the collected works of William Shakespeare
(Definition of of preposition from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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