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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.


  1. Again

    Again is a song by American rock band Alice in Chains and the third single and sixth track from their self-titled 1995 album. It peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1997. The song was included on the compilation albums Nothing Safe: Best of the Box (1999), Greatest Hits (2001), and The Essential Alice in Chains (2006). A remixed version of the song was included on the box set Music Bank (1999).


  1. again

    Again is an adverb that refers to an action, event, or occurrence that happens once more or is repeated after a previous instance. It indicates a return to a previous state or condition or the continuation of a previous action or situation.

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. XinR Alarm:

    Broken down, beaten in again Feel the pain, lose control Bent around, lie and sin All in vain, lost my soul Can I pick myself up again? Just to fall again, lost in sin.

  2. Pam Bondi:

    We look forward to building on the success of MAGA Action with our new committee, America Great Again , Again, America Great Again , Again ! we are thrilled to continue to support America First candidates in the midterms and beyond.

  3. Lakshheish M Patel:

    In the morning again as usual, sbicap securities stock broker has again made its web trading pages again unresponsive and not allowing its clients i.e traders to buy and sale shares in the pre-market opening session

  4. Penlope Cruz:

    The only answer that I can give you with common sense that is not about a headline is [that] the case has to be looked at again, the important thing is, if there is a case anywhere in the world that isn’t clear, then why not look at it again? I am in favor of that. We have a collection of headlines saying this actor would work with him again, and this one said they wouldn’t — this doesn’t change anything. This doesn’t add anything good to the situation. We’re supposed to believe in justice, and this was looked at years ago, and it’s not clear. It should be looked at again, and then I can give an answer.

  5. Praseeda_s:

    It's not your mistake to fall in love again and again. But it was you mistake if you fall in love for the same person again

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