Meaning of ALREADY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ȯl-ˈre-dē, ˈȯl-ˌ ]


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 already left when I called

2. — used as an intensive

all right already

enough already

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