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The word already is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adverb already

What does already mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. prior to a specified or implied time
    • example: she has already graduated

Alternative definition of the adverb already


  1. Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.
  2. So soon.
  3. [US] An intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation.


  1. "Already" is the fourth album by the British rock band Jesus Jones in 1997. It was the last EMI album. Singles released were "The Next Big Thing" and "Chemical #1".
  2. "already" is a musical album of Not Yet.
    • released on
  3. "Already" a.k.a. "Already!" is a musical album of The Tweezers.
    • released in (18 years ago)

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Google previewThe First Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2013)

A Gift for Sigmund Freud's 80th Birthday by Richard Sterba

which allows one to perceive a particular situation as having already been experienced, does not belong to the current situation, but rather to the unconscious material that has been activated ...

Google previewThe Heidegger Dictionary (2013)

by Daniel O. Dahlstrom

Building in the “authentic sense” is not a means to dwelling but rather is itself already a way of dwelling, a way of being on earth (as respective etymologies of the corresponding German terms suggest). Hence, it is impossible to ask, let alone ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Networks (2011)

by George A. Barnett

Preferential attachment is the description of a process wherein some characteristic or thing is distributed in a random or quasi-random fashion among people, according to how much of this characteristic or thing an individual already has.

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The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected. (W. Somerset Maugham)
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Scrabble value of A1L1R1E1A1D2Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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