prior to a specified or implied time
"she has already graduated"
Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.
Are you quitting already?
Influenced by u05E9u05F1u05DF An intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation.
Origin: From alredy, alredi, equivalent to . Compare alreide, alreids; alreeds. More at all, ready.
prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously
Origin: [All (OE. al) + ready.]
Already is the fourth album by the British rock band Jesus Jones in 1997. The last EMI album. Singles released were "The Next Big Thing" and "Chemical #1". EMI re-issued on the album on 1 March 2003. The album followed a working hiatus by the band following the relative failure of 1993's Perverse compared to their international breakthrough album Doubt. Although the band had come up with ideas that they requested to Food Records, the label rejected them before finally accepting the released Already. Already only reached #161 in the UK albums chart, although lead single "The Next Big Thing" had some radio play reaching #49 in the singles chart.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
awl-red′i, adv. previously, or before the time specified.—Sometimes used adjectively = present. [All and Ready.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'already' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #245
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'already' in Written Corpus Frequency: #351
Rank popularity for the word 'already' in Adverbs Frequency: #42
The numerical value of already in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of already in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's becoming increasingly common for stores, because there's a huge simplicity about it, you already have your wallet out, and you're already doing a financial transaction.
From the point of view of the pharmaceutical industry, the AIDS problem has already been solved. After all, we already have a drug which can be sold at the incredible price of 8,000 an annual dose, and which has the added virtue of not diminishing the market by actually curing anyone.
I think what we're seeing here is probably a bit of short-covering and bargain-hunting, just trading against the news, even though the results were disappointing, the stocks had been pretty solidly hammered already. I suspect there was already substantial disappointment already priced in.
The police said 'drop it' once, then they shot him four times, we were trying to break it up before the police even came, but the police ran in on foot and pulled their guns out already. They already had them, like, as soon as he was running he was already grabbing for his gun, not even trying to Tase him or anything.
In winter, play with the snow; in summer, play with the Sun! Do not wait for something to come; everything is already here! In autumn, play with the leaves, in spring, play with the flowers! In summer, don’t wait for the winter; in winter, don’t wait for the summer! Everything is already here, in this present time you live in!
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- قبل الآن, قدArabic
- ўжо, ужо́Belarusian
- вече, преди, досегаBulgarian
- jaCatalan, Valencian
- již, užCzech
- bereits, schonGerman
- dagoeneko, jadanikBasque
- دیگر, قبلاً, به این زودی, دیگهPersian
- jo, vieläFinnish
- déjà, à la finFrench
- alWestern Frisian
- mar thà, mu thràth, cheanaScottish Gaelic
- もはや, 既に, とっくに, もうJapanese
- ហើយ, រួចហើយKhmer
- reeds, alreeds, alDutch
- ранее, уже, раньшеRussian
- već, већSerbo-Croatian
- redan, allaredanSwedish
- кайҳо, аллакайTajik
- zaten, çoktanTurkish
- вже, уже, ранішеUkrainian
- allaqachon, zotanUzbek
- rồi, đãVietnamese
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