always, ever, e'er(adverb)
at all times; all the time and on every occasion
"I will always be there to help you"; "always arrives on time"; "there is always some pollution in the air"; "ever hoping to strike it rich"; "ever busy"
constantly, invariably, always(adverb)
without variation or change, in every case
"constantly kind and gracious"; "he always arrives on time"
constantly, always, forever, perpetually, incessantly(adverb)
"the world is constantly changing"
at any time or in any event
"you can always resign if you don't like it"; "you could always take a day off"
forever; throughout all time
"we will always be friends"; "I shall treasure it always"; "I will always love you"
At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually:
I thought I could always go back to work
In any event
I thought I could always go back to work
Constantly during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly;opposed to sometimes or occasionally.
Origin: Originally a genitive form of alway, from allwaye, alle wey, from ealneg, ealneweg, from ealne + weg, equivalent to , or . Cognate with alwayis, allerwegens. More at all, way.
at all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually; as, God is always the same
constancy during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly; -- opposed to sometimes or occasionally
Origin: [All + way. The s is an adverbial (orig. a genitive) ending.]
"Always" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1925, as a wedding gift for his wife Ellin McKay, whom he married in 1926, and to whom he presented the substantial royalties. The song was supposed to be used for the Marx Brothers' Broadway musical The Cocoanuts but was cut by Berlin during out-of-town tryouts. In 1942 it was used as the theme music for the film The Pride of the Yankees. It was also used in the 1945 film Blithe Spirit, based on the Noël Coward play. Hit versions have been recorded by such diverse artists as Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Billy Corgan, Guy Lombardo, Leonard Cohen, Phil Collins, Machito and The Ink Spots. Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan also recorded it as a duet. Bandleader Sammy Kaye recorded it twice, in 1945 with singer Arthur Wright, and as part of a 1949 LP with singer Tony Alamo. Diana Ross & The Supremes performed a Motown-styled version of the song in a tribute to Irving Berlin on The Ed Sullivan Show. Lynda Carter would close her TV specials with the song. Mandy Patinkin sang the song to his character Rube's daughter in the TV series Dead Like Me. Paul McCartney recorded it for his 2012 album Kisses on the Bottom.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
awl′wāz, Alway, awl′wā, adv. through all ways: continually: for ever. [Gen. case of Alway.]
On each occasion.
He always arrives early for work every day as he ensures he leaves plenty of time.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'always' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #188
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'always' in Written Corpus Frequency: #197
Rank popularity for the word 'always' in Adverbs Frequency: #32
The numerical value of always in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of always in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There’s always someone there, always a friend. Children helping children is always the best support because they don’t know.
Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, always serious, always severe. She is always right, and the errors are always those of man.
The shah always falls in the end, Saddam always turns on you, and the Saudis always betray you. If we support evil, the long-term price is almost always too high.
May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
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Translations for always
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- دائمًا, دوما, أبدًاArabic
- sempreCatalan, Valencian
- vždy, pořádCzech
- immer, stetsGerman
- πάντα, πάντοτεGreek
- joka kerta, alati, koko ajan, aina, iäti, jatkuvasti, ikuisestiFinnish
- alla tíðina, altíðFaroese
- jimmerWestern Frisian
- i gcónaí, [[an]] [[t-am]] [[go léir]], i dtólamh, [[an]] [[t-am]] [[ar fad]], i rith an ama, síor-Irish
- daonnan, an còmhnaidhScottish Gaelic
- हमेशा, नित्य, सदाHindi
- toujouHaitian Creole
- mindig, állandóanHungarian
- հավետ, միշտ, անընդհատArmenian
- 常に, いつも, ずっとJapanese
- ყოველთვის, მუდამGeorgian
- ជានិច្ច, ជាដរាបKhmer
- 언제나, 항상, 늘Korean
- ههموجار, daîme, hemîşe, ههمیشه, ههردهمKurdish
- nalar, berkelaluan, sentiasa, sering, selulus, selalu, setiap masa, sepanjang masa, semedangMalay
- အမြဲတစေ, ထာဝရ, အစဉ်, အမြဲတမ်း, အမြဲBurmese
- steeds, altijdDutch
- alltid, bestandig, hele tiden, konstantNorwegian
- hoolʼáágóóNavajo, Navaho
- totjorn, sempre, tostempsOccitan
- constantemente, semprePortuguese
- mereu, întotdeauna, totdeaunaRomanian
- ве́чно, всегда́, постоя́нно, всё вре́мяRussian
- नित्यम्, सदैव, सततम्, सर्वदाSanskrit
- uvek, stalno, увијек, uvijek, увек, непрестано, neprestano, сталноSerbo-Croatian
- zméraj, védno, vsákičSlovene
- mara kwa maraSwahili
- บ่อย, เสมอ, ตลอดThai
- her zamanTurkish
- за́вше, завждиUkrainian
- ہمیشہ, سدا, نتیہUrdu
- luôn luônVietnamese
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