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
                  • At half past nine, with the booming drums of the parade sounding up the street, the shivering form of Dwindle Daniels was again sogged down to its original saturation point.
                  • In course of time this mixed language becomes again standardized and the colloquializing process is repeated.
                  • To unwatch a page, you can simply revisit the page; you'll notice the tab now says Unwatch. Click the tab again to remove the page.
                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 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
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • After a good night's sleep you'll feel like yourself again.
                  • I hate it when corpse-campers gank me over and over again.
                  • Don't ever slam me in front of the boss like that 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.
                      Difficultness: Level 1
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                      Definiteness: Level 9
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