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ˈɔl weɪz, -wizal·ways

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. always, ever, e'eradverb

    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, alwaysadverb

    without variation or change, in every case

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

  3. constantly, always, forever, perpetually, incessantlyadverb

    without interruption

    "the world is constantly changing"

  4. alwaysadverb

    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. alwaysadverb

    forever; throughout all time

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

Wiktionary

  1. alwaysadverb

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

    I thought I could always go back to work

  2. alwaysadverb

    In any event

    I thought I could always go back to work

  3. alwaysadverb

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

  4. 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. Alwaysadverb

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

  2. Alwaysadverb

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

  3. 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

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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. Stephen Doucette:

    I always suggest clients consolidate it in the form of good debt, like a mortgage on your primary residence, you are borrowing against an appreciating asset, you don't have to worry about inflation increasing the payment, and the interest is deductible. As long as this debt is a small portion of your net worth, it is okay to play a little arbitrage, especially considering stock market risk, where a sudden decline could leave older investors very vulnerable.

  2. Brad Furman:

    Johnny Depp is a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists, he always treats the crew and people around him with the utmost respect. Movies can be stressful, and nonevents often become exaggerated. We all love stories — there isn’t one here.

  3. Alicia Garza:

    I think what the events of this week have shown us is that there have always been multiple Americas, there's been an America that we read about in history books -- a romantic America that is made of fairy tales. And then there's America that some of us live in -- an America where the rules have been rigged against us for a very long time.

  4. Adam Smith:

    The proposal of any new law or regulation which comes from [businessmen], ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.

  5. John Schneider:

    This is an extremely difficult day for the organization. Bobby has been at the center of our defense for the past 10 seasons and always represented our organization with class. He is a special player and person, and we are forever grateful. Bobby will always be a Hawk.

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