What does again mean?

Definitions for again
əˈgɛn, əˈgeɪnagain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. again, once again, once more, over againadverb


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


  1. againadverb

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

  2. againadverb

    Back (to a former place or state).

  3. againadverb

    In return, as a reciprocal action; back.

  4. againadverb

    Another time; once more.

  5. againadverb

    Over and above a factor of one.

  6. againpreposition


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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Againadverb

    Etymology: agen, Sax.

    The poor remnant of human seed, which remained in their mountains, peopled their country again slowly, by little and little. Francis Bacon, New Atalantis.

    Go now, deluded man, and seek again
    New toils, new dangers, on the dusty plain. John Dryden, Æn.

    Some are already retired into foreign countries; and the rest, who possess lands, are determined never to hazard them again, for the sake of establishing their superstition. Jonathan Swift.

    His wit encreased upon the occasion; and so much the more, if the occasion were sharpened with danger. Again, whether it were the shortness of his foresight, or the strength of his will, certain it is, that the perpetual trouble of his fortunes could not have been without defects in his nature. Francis Bacon.

    Those things that we know not what to do withal, if we had them, and those things, again, which another cannot part with, but to his own loss and shame, are the very conditions of this fable. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

    Behold yon mountain’s hoary height,
    Made higher with new mounts of snow;
    Again, behold the winter’s weight
    Oppress the lab’ring woods below. Dryden.

    When your head did but ake,
    I knit my handkerchief about your brows;
    The best I had, a princess wrought it me,
    And I did never ask it you again. William Shakespeare, King John.

    That he hath given will he pay again. Prov. xix. 27.

    Question was asked of Demosthenes, What was the chief part of an orator? He answered, Action. What next? Action. What next, again? Action. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    The cause of the holding green, is the close and compact substance of their leaves, and the pedicles of them: and the cause of that again is either the tough and viscous juice of the plant, or the strength and heat thereof. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

    They have the Walloons, who are tall soldiers; yet that is but a spot of ground. But, on the other side, there is not in the world again such a spring and seminary of brave military people, as in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Francis Bacon.

    There are whom heav’n has blest with store of wit,
    Yet want as much again to manage it;
    For wit and judgment ever are at strife,
    Tho’ meant each other’s aid, like man and wife. Alexander Pope.

    I should not be sorry to see a chorus on a theatre, more than as large and as deep again as ours, built and adorned at a king’s charges. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    This is not to be obtained by one or two hasty readings; it must be repeated again and again, with a close attention to the tenour of the discourse. John Locke, Essay on St. P. Epistles.

    Who art thou that answerest again? Rom. ix. 20.

    Bring us word again which way we shall go. Deut. i. 22.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Againadverb

    in return, back; as, bring us word again

  2. Againadverb

    another time; once more; anew

  3. Againadverb

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

  4. Againadverb

    in any other place

  5. Againadverb

    on the other hand

  6. Againadverb

    moreover; besides; further

  7. Again

    alt. of Agains

  8. Etymology: [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

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  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. H.W. Mann:

    Spiritual awareness. You don’t know what you don’t know. Until you do. And then you will never be the same again. We realize we are not a human being trying to have a spiritual experience. We are a spiritual being temporarily in the human condition. We are a human being. The human part is the mind-body. The being part is our spiritual essence. We are a spiritual being – being human. The being human is the temporary part. The mind-body will eventually expire, but the spirit is immortal.

  2. Kristen Anderson:

    There's always roller coaster rides, but when you feel like you're on the very end of that roller coaster ride and you're so close to it and then it's pulled out from underneath you again, it's hard.

  3. Chris Murphy:

    Several days ago some of the president's comments seemed to suggest that he was once again backing away from his commitment to work on background checks legislation, i have been in contact with the White House this week since the president's comments - as late as last night - and I believe that the White House is still committed to trying to work on a comprehensive anti-gun violence proposal that would include strengthening background checks.

  4. Ignacio Labaqui:

    If, by resorting to the IMF, the government manages to stabilize the situation, then the political cost of having this unexpected guest back again may be short-lived.

  5. The Hollywood Reporter:

    Nowadays, it’s crossing the line, right ? It’s not bad if you’re the news for a couple of days, but you do n’t want to be the guy that ruins the night or someone’s moment, at the same time, you’ve got to be yourself. As comedians, we’re up on a tightrope trying to make sure people are entertained. But, again, we’re living in a hypersensitive society. You do n’t know where that line is sometimes. It moves from day to day.

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. transpire
    • B. abide
    • C. summon
    • D. render

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