Definitions for already
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word already.
prior to a specified or implied time
"she has already graduated"
Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.
Are you quitting already?
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
At this present time, or at some time past; opposed to futurity; as, Will he come soon? He is come already. Will it be done? It is done already.
Etymology: from all and ready.
Touching our uniformity, that which hath been already answered, may serve for answer to that exception. Richard Hooker.
You warn’d me still of loving two;
Can I love him, already loving you? John Dryden, Indian Emp.
See, the guards, from yon far eastern hill
Already move, no longer stay afford;
High in the air, they wave the flaming sword,
Your signal to depart. John Dryden, State of Innocence.
I confine myself to methods for the advancement of piety, which are in the power of a prince limited like ours, by a strict execution of the laws already in force. Jonathan Swift.
Methinks, already I your tears survey,
Already hear the horrid things they say,
Already see you a degraded toast,
And all your honour in a whisper lost! Alexander Pope.
Already is an adverb that refers to something that has occurred or been done before a specific time or event, indicating that an action or event has taken place or a condition exists prior to the present moment or a specified point in time. It suggests completion or prior occurrence.
prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously
Etymology: [All (OE. al) + ready.]
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
awl-red′i, adv. previously, or before the time specified.—Sometimes used adjectively = present. [All and Ready.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'already' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #245
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'already' in Written Corpus Frequency: #351
Rank popularity for the word 'already' in Adverbs Frequency: #42
The numerical value of already in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of already in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I think what we're seeing here is probably a bit of short-covering and bargain-hunting, just trading against the news, even though the results were disappointing, the stocks had been pretty solidly hammered already. I suspect there was already substantial disappointment already priced in.
Trucking is the pipeline through which the economy flows, and when you choke down on that pipeline, then you’re going to cause problems. The pipeline was already full. We already had more loads than we had trucks… It’s taken an already difficult situation and made it terribly worse.
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
The police said 'drop it' once, then they shot him four times, we were trying to break it up before the police even came, but the police ran in on foot and pulled their guns out already. They already had them, like, as soon as he was running he was already grabbing for his gun, not even trying to Tase him or anything.
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
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Translations for already
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- قد, قبل الآنArabic
- ужо́, ўжоBelarusian
- вече, досега, предиBulgarian
- jaCatalan, Valencian
- už, jižCzech
- schon, bereitsGerman
- jadanik, dagoenekoBasque
- به این زودی, قبلاً, دیگر, دیگهPersian
- jo, vieläFinnish
- à la fin, déjàFrench
- alWestern Frisian
- cheana, mu thràth, mar thàScottish Gaelic
- 既に, とっくに, もはや, もうJapanese
- ហើយ, រួចហើយKhmer
- al, reeds, alreedsDutch
- уже, раньше, ранееRussian
- већ, većSerbo-Croatian
- redan, allaredanSwedish
- аллакай, кайҳоTajik
- zaten, çoktanTurkish
- вже, уже, ранішеUkrainian
- zotan, allaqachonUzbek
- rồi, đãVietnamese
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