lo 1[loh] ExamplesWord Origin interjection
- look! see! (frequently used in Biblical expressions; now usually used as an expression of surprise in the phrase lo and behold).
Origin of lo 1 before 900; Middle English; conflation of lo exclamation of surprise, grief, or joy, O! (Old English lā; see) and lo, shortened form of loke (Old English lōca), imperative of loken to lo 2[loh] adjective
- an informal, simplified spelling of , used especially in labeling or advertising commercial products: lo calorie.
Examples from the Web for lo Contemporary Examples of lo
Brands like Lo & Sons and Delsey are already tapping Travel Noire to connect with black travelers.
January 4, 2015
And lo, Snowballs—underpants which can hold a flexible gel pack that you store in the freezer—was born.
December 22, 2014
And lo and behold, she was determined to sink the mining industry, and we were determined to fight for our community.
October 13, 2014
“In a sense, the masses are not organized,” says Lo, who is with the South China Morning Post.
September 30, 2014
Lo thinks the local government should designate one or two protest sites and leave the demonstrators alone.
September 30, 2014
Historical Examples of lo
Then I heard a voice, saying, ‘Lo, the soul seeketh to ascend!’
Lydia Maria Child
But, the letter read, lo, there was the same disappointment as of old!
There shall be a sound of lamentation; lo, then we shall rest.
Verily their way shall be filled with disaster; lo, then we shall rest.
But when the division of all this wealth came to be made, lo!
British Dictionary definitions for lo lo interjection
- look! see! (now often in the phrase lo and behold)
Word Origin for lo Old English lā LO abbreviation for
Word Origin and History for lo interj.
early 13c., from Old English la, exclamation of surprise, grief, or joy; influenced in Middle English by lo!, short for lok “look!” imperative of loken “to look” (see(v.)). Expression lo and behold attested by 1779.