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ɔlˈrɛd iAlready

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alreadyadverb

    prior to a specified or implied time

    "she has already graduated"


  1. alreadyadverb

    Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.

  2. alreadyadverb

    So soon.

    Are you quitting already?

  3. alreadyadverb

    Influenced by u05E9u05F1u05DF An intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation.

  4. Etymology: From alredy, alredi, equivalent to. Compare alreide, alreids; alreeds. More at all, ready.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alreadyadverb

    prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously

  2. Etymology: [All (OE. al) + ready.]


  1. Already

    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

  1. Already

    awl-red′i, adv. previously, or before the time specified.—Sometimes used adjectively = present. [All and Ready.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Already' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #245

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Already' in Written Corpus Frequency: #351

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Already' in Adverbs Frequency: #42

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Already in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Already in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Already in a Sentence

  1. Matt Mackowiak:

    Calling into CNN and making outrageous comments about Megyn Kelly and making it even more of a circus than it already is, Roger just felt like he couldn't stand by him.

  2. Nicolas Delarocque:

    French consumption is like a pie that's already been divvied up and you have to fight to snatch a new one, mall owners now realise they're better off having downmarket stores that draw crowds rather than high-end ones that don't.

  3. Dulce Vazquez:

    Oral history tells us that it was very difficult for them to leave the place, not just because of the buildings, but because of the sense of belonging to the place, a few resisted until they saw it was already a reality that the water would arrive and cover the entire town.

  4. Barack Obama:

    People are telling me that in the year 2019, after Medicare has already been around for over 50 years, when we have all kinds of technology, that somehow we really can't do it over a four-year period, and to answer the question, we're being pretty conservative here. I think it can be done quicker.

  5. Paul Gennai:

    Two screens will surface: one for search apps and another for browsers, each containing a total of five apps, including any that are already installed.

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    a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    • A. disguise
    • B. aerial
    • C. substitute
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