EN[əˈɡeɪn] [əˈɡɛn] [-eɪn]
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    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
                  • When again the lambkins play — Pretty sportlings, full of May. — Philips.
                  • If you ever call my husband again I'll beat the crap out of you!
                  • In defence it may be argued that Tamil cinema styles itself Mollywood anyway (Madras + Hollywood), but here again the city's name has also been changed to Chennai.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Again Abdullah listened intently, his eyes closed, his ten fingers forming a temple of his hands in front of him.
                  • Again Lavis heard him: "You thought to forelay me, eh -- and breed panic above?” — James B. Connally, Sonnie-Boy's People, 1913
                  • 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).
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • We tramped through the woods for hours before we found the main path again.
                  • They said I couldn't do the job so they gave me the elbow. So, now I'm looking for work again.
                  • The washed P2 fraction (P2′) was subjected to hypoosmotic shock and lysis before centrifugation 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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                      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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