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Definition for: already

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Etymology

(Old English alredi = al + redi ) All + ready.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɔːlˈrɛdi/ , SAMPA: /O:l"rEdi/
  • Hyphenation: al·read·y

Adverb

already

  1. Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.
    It was already dusk, and the lamps were just being lighted as we paced up and down in front of Briony Lodge, waiting for the coming of its occupant. —Doyle
  2. So soon.
    Are you quitting already?
  3. An addition used to emphasize impatience.
    I wish they'd finish already, so we can get going.
  4. To give emphasis: used after a command, exclamation, or other statement to give it emphasis or express exasperation (informal).
    Enough already! Be quiet already!


Usage note

Already may be used with the past perfect ( I have already done that ), the future perfect ( When you arrive, the business will already have been completed ) as well as the simple future ( When you arrive, the business will already be complete ).

Translations

prior to some time

  • Arabic: الان (al-’á:n)
  • Catalan: ja
  • Chinese: 已经 (yǐjīng), 早已 (zǎoyǐ)
  • Dutch: al, reeds
  • Estonian: juba
  • Finnish: jo, vielä
  • French: déjà
  • German: bereits, schon
  • Hungarian: már
  • Irish: cheana
  • Italian: già
  • Japanese: 既に (すでに, súde ni), もう (mō)
  • Korean: 벌써 (beolsseo)
  • Latin: iam
  • Polish: już
  • Portuguese: já
  • Russian: уже (užé)
  • Slovene: že
  • Spanish: ya
  • Swedish: allaredan, redan

See also

Other Translations for "already"

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Morse Codealready
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Pig Latinalreadyway

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