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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
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    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. Rita Freed:

    We now know that we have the governor himself, we already show the head at the museum, but now we’ll have to change the label!

  2. Chris Baker:

    I think we've seen a lot of the negative stuff already, with people acting out against foreigners, and we'll get more of that, we've seen some impact of people not coming here - you know, a shortage of nursing, and soon a shortage of people picking vegetables and all those summer-type jobs that English people don't want to do.

  3. Jonathan Stubbs:

    Market expectations have come down but you've already seen in the UK, for example, numbers which are disappointing, but better than the low expectations out there in the market.

  4. Dan Ariely:

    I’m hoping to give people an understanding of what we know already, to integrate it with what they’re doing and then create a road map for things that we need to start researching.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    I have never said that. And I have never advocated that, what I have advocated is that we pass law in this country that says all human life at every stage of its development is worthy of protection. In fact, I think that law already exists. It is called the Constitution of the United States.

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