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Definitions for already
ɔlˈrɛd ial·ready

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. already(adverb)

    prior to a specified or implied time

    "she has already graduated"

Wiktionary

  1. already(Adverb)

    Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.

    Etymology: From alredy, alredi, equivalent to . Compare alreide, alreids; alreeds. More at all, ready.

  2. already(Adverb)

    So soon.

    Are you quitting already?

    Etymology: From alredy, alredi, equivalent to . Compare alreide, alreids; alreeds. More at all, ready.

  3. already(Adverb)

    Influenced by u05E9u05F1u05DF An intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation.

    Etymology: From alredy, alredi, equivalent to . Compare alreide, alreids; alreeds. More at all, ready.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Already(adverb)

    prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously

    Etymology: [All (OE. al) + ready.]

Freebase

  1. Already

    Already is the fourth album by the British rock band Jesus Jones in 1997. The last EMI album. Singles released were "The Next Big Thing" and "Chemical #1". EMI re-issued on the album on 1 March 2003. The album followed a working hiatus by the band following the relative failure of 1993's Perverse compared to their international breakthrough album Doubt. Although the band had come up with ideas that they requested to Food Records, the label rejected them before finally accepting the released Already. Already only reached #161 in the UK albums chart, although lead single "The Next Big Thing" had some radio play reaching #49 in the singles chart.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Already

    awl-red′i, adv. previously, or before the time specified.—Sometimes used adjectively = present. [All and Ready.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'already' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #245

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'already' in Written Corpus Frequency: #351

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'already' in Adverbs Frequency: #42

How to pronounce already?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say already in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of already in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of already in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of already in a Sentence

  1. Jill Pantozzi:

    There were nowhere near this many of Black Widow or Gamora in the last few years [as opposed to Rey figures], i think a lot of fans had high expectations for what would come out of 'Force Awakens' considering Rey is the lead and that's entirely justified. But the Internet wants everything ASAP and so when it appears companies aren't listening to already proven money making opportunities, anger is a logical response.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

  3. Niuris Higueras:

    Cuba has already changed, but needs more.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Time is so fast that all times are past times! When you look at a photo of the past, you must know that you are already in the album, someone else is looking at your photo! All times are past times!

  5. Lim Young-jae:

    It's taken too long to get it out of water, i'm worried that a lot of evidence has already been destroyed or lost, and we won't be able to discover the truth.

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