soon, shortly, presently, before long(adverb)
in the near future
"the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"
Within a short time; quickly
Occurring within a short time, or quickly
in a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise
without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early
promptly; quickly; easily
readily; willingly; -- in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will
Origin: [OE. sone, AS. sna; cf. OFries. sn, OS. sna, sno, OHG. sr, Goth. suns.]
"Soon" is a 1927 song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was introduced by Helen Gilligan and Jerry Goff in the 1930 revision of the musical Strike Up the Band.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sōōn, adv. immediately or in a short time: without delay: early: readily, willingly.—adj. Soon′-believ′ing (Shak.), believing readily.—Soon at (Shak.), about; Sooner or later, at some time in the future.—As soon as, immediately after; No sooner than, as soon as. [A.S. sóna; Goth. suns.]
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SOON' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #584
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SOON' in Written Corpus Frequency: #946
Rank popularity for the word 'SOON' in Adverbs Frequency: #76
The numerical value of SOON in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of SOON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We hope to get the test results back soon, maybe as soon as today.
A person soon forgets about God as soon as he recovers from sickness.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Never give up buddy. For, you are almost there. Yes! you will soon get there or rather you will soon realize your goals, dreams, visions and aspirations.
We agreed on the imperative of as soon as possible, perhaps even as soon as tomorrow, but as soon as possible, having a military-to-military deconfliction discussion.
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- قريبًا, هكذاArabic
- оҙаҡламай, тиҙҙәнBashkir
- ху́тка, ско́раBelarusian
- aviatCatalan, Valencian
- zanedlouho, brzyCzech
- yn fuanWelsh
- νωρίς, σύντομαGreek
- varsti, peagiEstonian
- بزودی, زودPersian
- pian, kohtaFinnish
- brátt, skjóttFaroese
- telWestern Frisian
- tràthail, a dh'aithghearrScottish Gaelic
- hamar, nemsokára, mindjártHungarian
- շուտ, շուտովArmenian
- bráðum, brátt, fljótlegaIcelandic
- presto, a breveItalian
- やがて, すぐJapanese
- នៅពេលជិត ៗ នេះKhmer
- لهم نزیکهKurdish
- geschwënnLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- binnenkort, weldra, spoedig, dra, gauw, zoDutch
- wkrótce, niedługoPolish
- logo, cedoPortuguese
- вско́ре, ско́роRussian
- शीघ्रं, द्राक्Sanskrit
- ubrzo, ускоро, убрзо, uskoroSerbo-Croatian
- skoro, čoskoro, zanedlhoSlovak
- ในไม่ช้า, ไม่นานThai
- biraz sonra, seve seve, hemen, memnuniyetle, şimdi, erken, birazdan, derhalTurkish
- незаба́ром, ско́роUkrainian
- sớm, chẳng bao lâu nữaVietnamese
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