What does again mean?

Definitions for again
əˈgɛn, əˈgeɪnagain

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word again.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    anew

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

Wiktionary

  1. again(Adverb)

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

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

  2. again(Adverb)

    Back (to a former place or state).

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

  3. again(Adverb)

    In return, as a reciprocal action; back.

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

  4. again(Adverb)

    Another time; once more.

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

  5. again(Adverb)

    Over and above a factor of one.

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

  6. again(Preposition)

    Against.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Again(adverb)

    another time; once more; anew

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

  3. Again(adverb)

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

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

  4. Again(adverb)

    in any other place

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

  5. Again(adverb)

    on the other hand

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

  6. Again(adverb)

    moreover; besides; further

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

  7. Again

    alt. of Agains

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

Freebase

  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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say again in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Jacinda Ardern:

    I intend to give further details of these decisions to the media and the public before cabinet meets again next Monday, this ultimately means that within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer.

  2. Megan Pohlmeier:

    He pulled me out of line and said, ‘I talked to you and your father and you are not to be wearing that. If I see you wearing that again, you will not receive your diploma,’.

  3. Jeb Bush:

    South Carolina has been good to the Bushes in the past, and I'm hoping and praying South Carolina will be good again.

  4. Kansas City police:

    The driver is under investigation for impairment. A search of the vehicle revealed no weapons, and there were no indications of terrorist activity, police do not know the suspect's motive at this time. The parade route is once again secure.

  5. Mark Rosekind:

    Unfortunately there have been too many decisions that are made - 'Oh, prices went down, it's OK again,'.

Images & Illustrations of again

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