What does ALWAYS mean?

Definitions for ALWAYS
ˈɔl weɪz, -wizal·ways

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. always, ever, e'eradverb

    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"

  2. constantly, invariably, alwaysadverb

    without variation or change, in every case

    "constantly kind and gracious"; "he always arrives on time"

  3. constantly, always, forever, perpetually, incessantlyadverb

    without interruption

    "the world is constantly changing"

  4. alwaysadverb

    at any time or in any event

    "you can always resign if you don't like it"; "you could always take a day off"

  5. alwaysadverb

    forever; throughout all time

    "we will always be friends"; "I shall treasure it always"; "I will always love you"

Wiktionary

  1. alwaysadverb

    At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually:

    I thought I could always go back to work

  2. alwaysadverb

    In any event

    I thought I could always go back to work

  3. alwaysadverb

    Constantly during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly;opposed to sometimes or occasionally.

  4. Etymology: 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Alwaysadverb

    Etymology: It is sometimes written alway, compounded of all and way; eallewæga, Sax. tuttavia, Ital.

    That, which sometime is expedient, doth not always so continue. Richard Hooker, b. iv. § 4.

    Man never is, but always to be blest. Alexander Pope.

    He is always great, when some great occasion is presented to him. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. Always

    "The Sun Always Shines on T. V." is a song by Norwegian pop rock band A-ha. The song was written by guitarist Pål Waaktaar. It was released as the third single from their debut studio album Hunting High and Low (1985). In some commercial markets the single was not as popular as their previous (debut) single "Take On Me", which had achieved #1 in the United States and several other countries around the world, but in the United Kingdom, and Ireland, it improved upon the #2 charting of "Take On Me", reaching #1 on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 1986, having been released there on 16 December 1985. Its success secured for the band the prestige of having achieved #1 single status in both the primary Anglo-American popular music charts on either side of the Atlantic. The song was re-released by the band as a live version in 2003 with some minor success in Eastern Europe. It has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

ChatGPT

  1. always

    Always refers to something that occurs without exception, continuously, or at all times. It implies a persistent and consistent occurrence of an event, action, or characteristic. This term suggests a lack of variability or change, indicating a regular and unwavering occurrence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alwaysadverb

    at all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually; as, God is always the same

  2. Alwaysadverb

    constancy during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly; -- opposed to sometimes or occasionally

  3. Etymology: [All + way. The s is an adverbial (orig. a genitive) ending.]

Wikidata

  1. Always

    "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

  1. Always

    awl′wāz, Alway, awl′wā, adv. through all ways: continually: for ever. [Gen. case of Alway.]

Editors Contribution

  1. always

    On each occasion.

    He always arrives early for work every day as he ensures he leaves plenty of time.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ALWAYS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #188

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ALWAYS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #197

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ALWAYS' in Adverbs Frequency: #32

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALWAYS in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALWAYS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ALWAYS in a Sentence

  1. Marcia Bernicat:

    In our societies we are innocent until proven guilty and so everyone should be afforded that right. I always ask here and at home that human rights are respected.

  2. Italian Proverb:

    Years and sins are always more than owned.

  3. Jon Ralston:

    I have always believed that Mayor Pete's strategy here was to build a formidable infrastructure to capitalize on any momentum from Iowa and New Hampshire. And Mayor Pete has done so, mayor Pete meager standing in the polls here masks Mayor Pete commitment on the ground to use( Nevada) as a springboard. But Mayor Pete needs Joe Biden to falter before Nevada votes or this probably is moot.

  4. Donna Kalinkiewicz:

    You’re always going to have those people who rely on digital [because] that’s all they know [and] that’s all they care about. All they understand is 12:48 [but] they don’t understand that that’s 12 minutes to one.

  5. Marvin Richardson:

    After the game, we [ Rachel Richardsons and I ] always talk and Rachel Richardsons called, but this was a different call.

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