What does Always mean?

Definitions for Always
ˈɔl weɪz, -wizAl·ways

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Always.

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

    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.

  2. alwaysadverb

    In any event

    I thought I could always go back to work

    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.

  3. alwaysadverb

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

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alwaysadverb

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

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

  2. Alwaysadverb

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

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce Always?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. The Hunger Games:

    I’ve always thought that it was a good idea to stay out of politics.

  2. Daniel Webster:

    Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.

  3. Kevin Love:

    It leaves a bad taste in your mouth, naturally, it's bittersweet. We wanted to go 4-0, but three out of four on a road trip where we played two back-to-backs is not bad. We seek perfection. We always want to be better.

  4. Grant D. Fairly:

    When dealing with a legal matter always remember that you are your own best advocate. No one will care as much about the case as you do. Use lawyers but remember you must take primary responsibility for a successful outcome.

  5. Ryan Pack:

    Earn your money justly, and always be responsible with it.

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