Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: o' – object
o', prep. [see of, prep.]
oak (-s), n. [Germanic.]
- Durable hardwood tree; large rooted plant of the genus Quercus.
- Deciduous tree with branches and leaves; [personification] steadfast being; immovable entity.
- Phrase. “Oak tree”: woody plant; [fig.] enduring standard; symbol of integrity.
oar (-s), n. [OE ár.]
- Navigation tool; [fig.] wings of a bird.
- Implement; tool; instrument; [fig.] means of moving from life to death.
- Paddle; water navigation pole; wooden staff for rowing.
oath, n. [Common Germanic.]
- Curse; imprecation; profanity; swear word; [word play] prayer; petition for help; appeal to God.
- Pledge; promise.
obdurate, adj. [L. 'hardened, hardened in heart'.]
Unyielding; hardened; stubborn; impossible to change.
obedient, adj. [ME < AN and OFr < L. obēdīre, to giver ear, harken, obey.]
Submissive; willing to obey.
obeisance, n. [Fr., see obey, v.]
Bowing; deference; act of reverence; [fig.] obedience; faithfulness; sign of loyalty; demonstration of fidelity.
obelisk, n. [L. 'small spit', < Gk. 'pointed pillar'.]
Monument; empty tomb; stone grave maker; memorial sculpture honoring the dead.
obey (-ed), v. [ME < AN and OFr < L. obēdīre, to give ear, harken, obey.]
Submit; comply; act according to the commands of a sovereign.
object (-'s), n. [L. 'to throw towards or against, expose' < ob + jacěre, to throw, place.]
- Entity; item; element; concrete thing; [fig.] individual; being; creature.
- Body; [fig.] corpse; drowning victim.