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Dictionary Definition

already adv : prior to a specified or implied time; "she has already graduated" [ant: not yet]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

( alredi = al + redi) All + ready.

Pronunciation

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

Adverb

  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 intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation.
    I wish they'd finish already, so we can get going.
    Enough already! Be quiet already!

Usage notes

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: (qábla-l-’ān)
  • Catalan: ja
  • Chinese: 已经 (yǐjīng), 早已 (zǎoyǐ)
  • Danish: allerede
  • Dutch: al, reeds
  • Estonian: juba
  • Ewe: xoxo
  • Finnish: jo, vielä
  • French: déjà
  • German: bereits, schon
  • Hebrew: כבר (kvar)
  • Hungarian: már
  • Irish: cheana
  • Italian: già
  • Japanese: 既に (すでに, súde ni), もう (mō)
  • Korean: 벌써 (beolsseo)
  • Latin: iam
  • Maltese: diġà
  • Nahuatl: ye
  • Persian: (beh in zûdi)
  • Polish: już
  • Portuguese: já
  • Romanian: deja
  • Russian: уже (užé)
  • Slovene: že
  • Spanish: ya
  • Swedish: allaredan, redan
  • Vietnamese: rồi; đã

See also

Extensive Definition

"Already" is a hip hop song by the American rapper DMX, and will be his first single from the upcoming album Walk with Me Now and You'll Fly with Me Later. Release date is yet unknown. It was produced by Divine Bars. The song was leaked on March 14, 2008. It was also most likely be featured on the Walk with Me Now disc of the album.

References

already in Polish: Already
NOTE: Early on, production on Already was attributed to both Divine Bars and Diamond Krowns. However, it was later revealed that production was solely the work of Divine Bars. To date, Diamond Krowns has done no production on the upcoming DMX album, "Walk With Me Now and You'll Fly With Me Later." An artist associated with Diamond Krowns has worked as a hired musician on some of the tracks produced by Divine Bars. But this is the extent of the connection between DMX and Diamond Krowns.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

as yet, before, before all, by this time, earlier, early, ere, ere then, erenow, erstwhile, even, formerly, heretofore, hereunto, hitherto, once, or ever, previously, priorly, so far, still, then as previously, theretofore, thus far, till now, to date, to this day, until now, until this time, up to now, yet
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