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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 Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought (2008)

by William Outhwaite

The dust of state socialism, symbolized in microcosm by that of the Berlin Wall, had already settled. The Cold War, Which had threatened the globe With a nuclear Winter Was over, though it Was already clear, as the World Was again reminded ...

Google previewWhere Lexicon and Syntax meet (2001)

by Doris Schönefeld

In the majority of cases, the intruding listener takes up and continues the speaker's utterance on the basis of the combinatory information contained in the lexical entries already processed and the contextually (semantically/ pragmatically) ...

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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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