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ɔlˈrɛd ial·ready

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alreadyadverb

    prior to a specified or implied time

    "she has already graduated"

Wiktionary

  1. alreadyadverb

    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. alreadyadverb

    So soon.

    Are you quitting already?

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

  3. alreadyadverb

    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. Alreadyadverb

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Roseanne Barr:

    You know, inside every bad thing is a good thing waiting to happen, i feel very excited because I've already been offered so many things, and I've almost accepted one really good offer to go back on TV and I might do it. But we'll see.

  2. Mahdi Rasheed Mahdi:

    They need two to six months and this was a request by the company, the company needs time to import their equipment and this definitely takes time. We have already anticipated this.

  3. Peter Andrew:

    It's a challenge, we're already at 170,000 completions. It's heading in the right direction but I can't guarantee we'll get to (200,000), there needs to be an emphasis on small housebuilders.

  4. Michael Guest:

    Could you walk me through and explain to me the reason for decline in the CBP budget request, the lack of additional funding for Border Patrol agents, the lack of funding for CBP agents and the rationale behind no additional wall funding when the governor of Texas thinks it is very important, to the point he has already committed $250 million of taxpayer money from the people of Texas to build additional wall?

  5. Isaac Mashman:

    Generational curses are actually blessings in disguise; the mistakes were already made for you, now all you have to do is apply the solutions.

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