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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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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    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. Francis Labbé:

    We have to take the worst-case scenario into consideration, since we`re already at the maximum capacity.

  2. Maria McNamara:

    Even though they are in the early stages of feather evolution, they have already adapted their skin to this more modern structure.

  3. Thomas Mulcair:

    This is the crew that was thrown out of office the last time for that very reason, and now they're saying 'promise, cross our hearts, we won't do it again.' But what we've learned is they're already planning to do it again.

  4. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    This move goes beyond the defensive needs of the relevant countries. If it is deployed it will directly impact China's and Russia's respective strategic security, not only does it threaten the resolution of the peninsula nuclear issue, it quite possibly could pour oil on the fire of an already tense situation, and even destroy strategic equilibrium on the peninsula.

  5. Lynne Patton:

    Get some news people, let other people come in. Not you. You guys were already in here.

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