again meaning

EN[əˈɡeɪn] [əˈɡɛn] [-eɪn]
  • Again may refer to:

    Definition of again in English Dictionary

  • AdverbPREa-SUF-ain
    1. OBS Back in the reverse direction, or to an original starting point.
      1. Bring us word again. ‎
    2. Back (to a former place or state).
      1. We need to bring the old customs to life again. ‎
      2. The South will rise again. ‎
    3. OBS In return, as a reciprocal action; back.
      1. Another time; once more.
        1. The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; [ …] . Our table in the dining-room became again the abode of scintillating wit and caustic repartee, Farrar bracing up to his old standard, and the demand for seats in the vicinity rose to an animated competition.
      2. Over and above a factor of one.
        1. Used metalinguistically, with the repetition being in the discussion, or in the linguistic or pragmatic context of the discussion, rather than in the subject of discussion.
          1. Great, thanks again! ‎
          2. What's that called, again? ‎
          3. Again, I'm not criticizing, I just want to understand. ‎
          4. Approach B is better than approach A in many respects, but again, there are difficulties in implementing it. ‎
        2. OBS In any other place.
          1. OBS On the other hand.
            1. Moreover; besides; further.
            2. Preposition
              1. (obsolete or dialectal) Against.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • Our splat mat has saved our rug from our baby's messes again and again.
                  • We're out of coffee stirrers again and I'm not using my finger!
                  • Arsenal pressed forward again after half-time but other than a venomous Walcott shot that Howard repelled with a fine one-handed save, the hosts offered little cutting edge.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Again some persons are too right-handed (I question, indeed, whether one-handedness, whether right or left be chiefly employed, does not in all cases involve a loss of power).
                  • Again Lavis heard him: "You thought to forelay me, eh -- and breed panic above?” — James B. Connally, Sonnie-Boy's People, 1913
                  • Again Abdullah listened intently, his eyes closed, his ten fingers forming a temple of his hands in front of him.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • They said I couldn't do the job so they gave me the elbow. So, now I'm looking for work again.
                  • How do I unhide the editing toolbar? I need to use those commands again.
                  • He's a bit disheartened. The newspapers have been getting at him again.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adverbs
                  • Conjunctive adverbs
                    • Sequence adverbs
                    • Uncomparable adverbs
                    • Morphemes
                      • Prefixes
                        • Words by prefix
                          • Words prefixed with a-
                      • Prepositions
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                      Source: Wiktionary

                      Meaning of again for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "again" is an adverb, more specifically, a conjunctive adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a preposition.
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