What does SOON mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. soon, shortly, presently, before long(adverb)

    in the near future

    "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"


  1. soon(Adverb)

    Immediately, instantly

  2. soon(Adverb)

    Within a short time; quickly

  3. soon(Adverb)


  4. soon(Adjective)

    Occurring within a short time, or quickly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soon(adverb)

    in a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise

  2. Soon(adverb)

    without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early

  3. Soon(adverb)

    promptly; quickly; easily

  4. Soon(adverb)

    readily; willingly; -- in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will

  5. Soon(adj)

    speedy; quick

  6. Origin: [OE. sone, AS. sna; cf. OFries. sn, OS. sna, sno, OHG. sr, Goth. suns.]


  1. Soon

    "Soon" is a 1927 song composed by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin. It was introduced by Helen Gilligan and Jerry Goff in the 1930 revision of the musical Strike Up the Band.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Soon

    sōōn, adv. immediately or in a short time: without delay: early: readily, willingly.—adj. Soon′-believ′ing (Shak.), believing readily.—Soon at (Shak.), about; Sooner or later, at some time in the future.—As soon as, immediately after; No sooner than, as soon as. [A.S. sóna; Goth. suns.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SOON' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #584

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SOON' in Written Corpus Frequency: #946

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SOON' in Adverbs Frequency: #76


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOON in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOON in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder:

    It's too soon to tell.

  2. Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed:

    I hope to see him soon.

  3. Horace:

    Faults are soon copied.

  4. Speaker John Boehner:

    Clearly not any time soon.

  5. Zinaida Alexandrova:

    I just want my son back soon.

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