Already Al*read"y, adv. [All (OE. al) + ready.] Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously. ``Joseph was in Egypt already.'' --Exod. i. 5. [1913 Webster]

I say unto you, that Elias is come already. --Matt. xvii. 12. [1913 Webster]

Note: It has reference to past time, but may be used for a future past; as, when you shall arrive, the business will be already completed, or will have been already completed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • already — /awl red ee/, adv. 1. by this or that time; previously; prior to or at some specified or implied time: When we came in, we found they had already arrived. 2. now; so soon; so early: Is it noon already? 3. Informal. (used as an intensifier to… …   Universalium

  • Already — Infobox Single Name = Already Artist = DMX from Album = Walk with Me Now B side = Released = TBA Format = Recorded = Genre = Hardcore rap Length = 3:23 Label = Writer = DMX Producer = Divine Bars Certification = Chart position = Last single =… …   Wikipedia

  • already — adverb Etymology: Middle English al redy, from al redy, adjective, wholly ready, from al all + redy ready Date: 14th century 1. prior to a specified or implied past, present, or future time ; by this time ; previously < he had …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • already — adverb /ɔːlˈrɛdi,ɑːlˈrɛdi/ a) Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously. It was already dusk, and the lamps were just being lighted as we paced up and down in front of Briony Lodge, waiting for the… …   Wiktionary

  • Already Gone (disambiguation) — Already Gone may refer to:* Already Gone , a 1974 song by the Eagles * Already Gone (Powderfinger song), a 1998 song by Powderfinger * Already Gone (Melanie C song), a 2007 song by Melanie C * Already Gone , a 2007 song by The Luchagors * Already …   Wikipedia

  • Already Gone — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Already Gone» Sencillo de Kelly Clarkson del álbum All I Ever Wanted Publicación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Already Free — Album par The Derek Trucks Band Sortie 13 janvier 2009 Enregistrement 2008 Durée 55:13 Genre Blues rock Producteur Derek Truck …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Already Gone (Sugarland song) — Infobox Single Name = Already Gone Cover size = Border = Caption = Artist = Sugarland Album = Love on the Inside Released = September 8, 2008 Format = CD Single Recorded = Genre = Country Length = 4:36 Label = Mercury Writer = Jennifer Nettles… …   Wikipedia

  • Already Gone (Powderfinger song) — Infobox Single Name = Already Gone from Album = Internationalist Format = Single Artist = Powderfinger Released = flagicon|Australia 12 February 1999 [ gone/] Recorded = Sing Sing… …   Wikipedia

  • Already Platinum — Infobox Album Name = Already Platinum Type = studio Artist = Slim Thug Released = July 12, 2005 (U.S.) Recorded = 2004 2005 Genre = Rap, Southern Rap Length = Label = Boss Hogg Outlawz/Star Trak/Geffen Producer = The Neptunes, Mr. Lee, Jazze Pha …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.