Definitions for Always
ˈɔl weɪz, -wizal·ways
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Always.
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"
constantly, invariably, alwaysadverb
without variation or change, in every case
"constantly kind and gracious"; "he always arrives on time"
constantly, always, forever, perpetually, incessantlyadverb
"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.
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
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.
"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.
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.
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
Etymology: [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.
Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2016
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
Censorship and government: A good government always tells the truth. A good government is always honest. A good government censors out unjust material. A good government always does what's just. A good government is required to always give it's citizens an appropriate amount of freedom.
I've always supported fracking and I always believe that independence with our energy is critical, and we can't be held, you know, ransom to somebody like Russia, i've always believed that energy independence is critical and I've always believed that — and I do support fracking, never taken any money from their industry, but I support how critical it is that we produce our energy and create energy independence.
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.
I've always supported fracking, and I always believe that independence with our energy is critical, and we can't be held, you know, ransom to somebody like Russia, i've always believed that energy independence is critical, and I've always believed that — and I do support fracking, never taken any money from their industry, but I support how critical it is that we produce our energy and create energy independence.
Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, always serious, always severe. She is always right, and the errors are always those of man.
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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
- אַלע מאָלYiddish
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