Definitions for againəˈgɛn, əˈgeɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•gainəˈgɛn, əˈgeɪn(adv.)

  1. once more; another time:

    Spell your name again, please.

  2. moreover; besides.

  3. on the other hand:

    It might happen, and again it might not.

  4. back; in reply:

    to answer again.

  5. to the same place or person:

    to return again.

Idioms for again:

  1. again and again, with many repetitions; often.

    Category: Idiom

  2. as much again, twice as much.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of again:

bef. 900; ME agayn, ageyn, OE ongegn opposite (to)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. again, once again, once more, over again(adverb)


    "she tried again"; "they rehearsed the scene again"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. again(adverb)əˈgɛn, əˈgeɪn

    another time

    Sing that song again.

  2. againəˈgɛn, əˈgeɪn

    repeating many times

    We knocked on the door again and again.

  3. againəˈgɛn, əˈgeɪn

    emphasizes again

    He had to start all over again.

  4. againəˈgɛn, əˈgeɪn

    back to a previous condition

    I'll be home again soon.


  1. again(Adverb)

    Back in the reverse direction, or to an original starting point.

  2. again(Adverb)

    Back (to a former place or state).

  3. again(Adverb)

    In return, as a reciprocal action; back.

  4. again(Adverb)

    Another time; once more.

  5. again(Adverb)

    Over and above a factor of one.

  6. again(Preposition)


  7. Origin: From again, ayain, anȝen, from ongean, equivalent to . Cognate with igen, igen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Again(adverb)

    in return, back; as, bring us word again

  2. Again(adverb)

    another time; once more; anew

  3. Again(adverb)

    once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as much again

  4. Again(adverb)

    in any other place

  5. Again(adverb)

    on the other hand

  6. Again(adverb)

    moreover; besides; further

  7. Again

    alt. of Agains


  1. Again

    "Again" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson from her fifth studio album, janet.. Written and produced by Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis, the ballad was released as the album's third single in October 1993. "Again" topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in late 1993 and received nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'again' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #153

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'again' in Written Corpus Frequency: #157

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'again' in Adverbs Frequency: #27

Translations for again

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


once more or another time

He never saw her again; He hit the child again and again; Don't do that again!; He has been abroad but he is home again now.

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