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English

Etymology

(Old English alredi = al + redi) all + ready.

Pronunciation

Adverb

already (not comparable)

Positive
already

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. 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 coming of its occupant. —Doyle
  2. So soon.
    Are you quitting already?
  3. (US) An intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation.
    I wish they'd finish already, so we can get going.
    Enough already! Be quiet already!

Usage notes

Already may be used with the past perfect (I have already done that), the future perfect (When you arrive, the business will already have been completed) as well as the simple future (When you arrive, the business will already be complete).

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