What does again mean?

Definitions for again
əˈgɛn, əˈgeɪnagain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. again, once again, once more, over again(adverb)


    "she tried again"; "they rehearsed the scene again"


  1. again(Adverb)

    Back in the reverse direction, or to an original starting point.

  2. again(Adverb)

    Back (to a former place or state).

  3. again(Adverb)

    In return, as a reciprocal action; back.

  4. again(Adverb)

    Another time; once more.

  5. again(Adverb)

    Over and above a factor of one.

  6. again(Preposition)


  7. Origin: From again, ayain, anȝen, from ongean, equivalent to . Cognate with igen, igen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Again(adverb)

    in return, back; as, bring us word again

  2. Again(adverb)

    another time; once more; anew

  3. Again(adverb)

    once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as much again

  4. Again(adverb)

    in any other place

  5. Again(adverb)

    on the other hand

  6. Again(adverb)

    moreover; besides; further

  7. Again

    alt. of Agains

  8. Origin: [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn, ongen, against, again; on + gen, akin to Ger. gegewn against, Icel. gegn. Cf. Gainsay.]


  1. Again

    "Again" is a song by American singer Janet Jackson from her fifth studio album, janet.. Written and produced by Jackson, James Harris III, and Terry Lewis, the ballad was released as the album's third single in October 1993. "Again" topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in late 1993 and received nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Again

    a-gen′, adv. once more: in return: back. [A.S. on-geán, again, opposite; Ger. ent-gegen.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'again' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #153

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'again' in Written Corpus Frequency: #157

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'again' in Adverbs Frequency: #27

How to pronounce again?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say again in sign language?

  1. again


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of again in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of again in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of again in a Sentence

  1. The Running Man, movie:

    Guess again.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I say it again.

  3. Nikolay Chernyavskiy:

    I would do it again.

  4. Mark Warner:

    Let me ask you again.

  5. Billy Murphy:

    This can happen again.

Images & Illustrations of again

  1. againagainagainagainagain

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