What does always mean?

Definitions for always
ˈɔl weɪz, -wizal·ways

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. always, ever, e'er(adverb)

    at all times; all the time and on every occasion

    "I will always be there to help you"; "always arrives on time"; "there is always some pollution in the air"; "ever hoping to strike it rich"; "ever busy"

  2. constantly, invariably, always(adverb)

    without variation or change, in every case

    "constantly kind and gracious"; "he always arrives on time"

  3. constantly, always, forever, perpetually, incessantly(adverb)

    without interruption

    "the world is constantly changing"

  4. always(adverb)

    at any time or in any event

    "you can always resign if you don't like it"; "you could always take a day off"

  5. always(adverb)

    forever; throughout all time

    "we will always be friends"; "I shall treasure it always"; "I will always love you"

Wiktionary

  1. always(Adverb)

    At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually:

    I thought I could always go back to work

    Etymology: Originally a genitive form of alway, from allwaye, alle wey, from ealneg, ealneweg, from ealne + weg, equivalent to , or . Cognate with alwayis, allerwegens. More at all, way.

  2. always(Adverb)

    In any event

    I thought I could always go back to work

    Etymology: Originally a genitive form of alway, from allwaye, alle wey, from ealneg, ealneweg, from ealne + weg, equivalent to , or . Cognate with alwayis, allerwegens. More at all, way.

  3. always(Adverb)

    Constantly during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly;opposed to sometimes or occasionally.

    Etymology: Originally a genitive form of alway, from allwaye, alle wey, from ealneg, ealneweg, from ealne + weg, equivalent to , or . Cognate with alwayis, allerwegens. More at all, way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Always(adverb)

    at all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually; as, God is always the same

    Etymology: [All + way. The s is an adverbial (orig. a genitive) ending.]

  2. Always(adverb)

    constancy during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly; -- opposed to sometimes or occasionally

    Etymology: [All + way. The s is an adverbial (orig. a genitive) ending.]

Freebase

  1. Always

    "Always" is a popular song written by Irving Berlin in 1925, as a wedding gift for his wife Ellin McKay, whom he married in 1926, and to whom he presented the substantial royalties. The song was supposed to be used for the Marx Brothers' Broadway musical The Cocoanuts but was cut by Berlin during out-of-town tryouts. In 1942 it was used as the theme music for the film The Pride of the Yankees. It was also used in the 1945 film Blithe Spirit, based on the Noël Coward play. Hit versions have been recorded by such diverse artists as Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Billy Corgan, Guy Lombardo, Leonard Cohen, Phil Collins, Machito and The Ink Spots. Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan also recorded it as a duet. Bandleader Sammy Kaye recorded it twice, in 1945 with singer Arthur Wright, and as part of a 1949 LP with singer Tony Alamo. Diana Ross & The Supremes performed a Motown-styled version of the song in a tribute to Irving Berlin on The Ed Sullivan Show. Lynda Carter would close her TV specials with the song. Mandy Patinkin sang the song to his character Rube's daughter in the TV series Dead Like Me. Paul McCartney recorded it for his 2012 album Kisses on the Bottom.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Always

    awl′wāz, Alway, awl′wā, adv. through all ways: continually: for ever. [Gen. case of Alway.]

Editors Contribution

  1. always

    On each occasion.

    He always arrives early for work every day as he ensures he leaves plenty of time.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'always' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #188

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'always' in Written Corpus Frequency: #197

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'always' in Adverbs Frequency: #32

How to pronounce always?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say always in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of always in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of always in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of always in a Sentence

  1. Captain Sean Dwyer:

    I try to not make a decision that is bad for the boat so as long as the guys on deck are thinking the same thing… we’re all on the same page. It doesn’t always happen and maybe their attitudes change but that’s my first priority. it’s our home. It makes us money. It’s our little ecosystem, you know, whatever you want to call it. I want the guys to be thinking about the health of the boat and themselves first, and then all the rest is easy.

  2. Jeffrey Wang:

    They are always energetic, I havent seen a squirrel that isnt. They are always bouncing around, it makes me feel energized.

  3. Angela Merkel:

    The G7 and former G8 group has always viewed itself as a community of values, the annexation of Crimea, which is a blatant violation of the principles of international law, and the events in eastern Ukraine are serious violations of these common values.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Friday, June 26, 2015, will always be remembered as a very special day in Americal History, for it will continue to tell one of the greatest success stories of American Spirit for Civil Rights and Equality. God Bless America!

  5. Scott Bolton:

    Every science flyby is an event of discovery, with Jupiter there is always something new. Juno has taught us an important lesson : We need to get up close and personal to a planet to test our theories.

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