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EN[ɔːlˈrɛdi] [ɑːlˈrɛdi]
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    Definition of already in English Dictionary

  • Adverb
    1. Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.
      1. So soon.
        1. Are you quitting already? ‎
      2. (US) Influenced by Yiddish שוין ‎(shoyn) An intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation.
        1. I wish they'd finish already, so we can get going;  enough already!;  be quiet already! ‎
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Not to toot my own horn, but I already knew all that.
        • I've gone through two pairs of shoes already this holiday.
        • I have the sneaking suspicion that he has already taken a decision about this.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • I could tell from her expression she was coming up already.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Uncomparable adverbs

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en abread
      2. en Arcady
      3. en bready
      4. en adread
      5. en arread
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of already for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "already" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb.
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