Definitions for SOONsun

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

soonsun(adv.)-er, -est.

  1. within a short period; before long:

    soon after dark.

  2. promptly; quickly:

    Finish as soon as you can.

  3. readily or willingly:

    I would as soon walk as ride.

  4. Obs. immediately; at once; forthwith.

Idioms for soon:

  1. sooner or later,sometime; eventually.

    Category: Idiom

  2. would or had sooner,to prefer to: I would sooner not go.

    Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary

    Ref: Compare rather (def. 7). 7

Origin of soon:

bef. 900; OE sōna, c. OHG sān(o)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. soon(adverb)sun

    due to happen after a short period of time

    It's your bedtime soon.; He was soon planning his next adventure.; Soon after meeting they got married.; Don't worry, it'll soon be over.

  2. soonsun

    as quickly as

    I'll be there as soon as I can.; We'll have it ready for you as soon as possible.

  3. soonsun


    I called as soon as I heard what had happened.


  1. soon(Adverb)

    Immediately, instantly

  2. soon(Adverb)

    Within a short time; quickly

  3. soon(Adverb)


  4. soon(Adjective)

    Occurring within a short time, or quickly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soon(adverb)

    in a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise

  2. Soon(adverb)

    without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early

  3. Soon(adverb)

    promptly; quickly; easily

  4. Soon(adverb)

    readily; willingly; -- in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will

  5. Soon(adj)

    speedy; quick


  1. Soon

    "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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SOON' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #584

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SOON' in Written Corpus Frequency: #946

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SOON' in Adverbs Frequency: #76

Translations for SOON

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in a short time from now or from the time mentioned

They'll be here sooner than you think; I hope he arrives soon.

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