What does already mean?

Definitions for alreadyɔlˈrɛd i

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. already(adverb)

    prior to a specified or implied time

    "she has already graduated"


  1. already(Adverb)

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

  2. already(Adverb)

    So soon.

    Are you quitting already?

  3. already(Adverb)

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

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [All (OE. al) + ready.]


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Will Ferrell:

    Mattingly already cut me.

  2. Dambar Parajuli:

    All of them have already left.

  3. Michael Berry:

    Your message is already clear.

  4. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    It's already happening, in fact.

  5. Tom Kelshaw:

    They are already looking into it.

Images & Illustrations of already

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