Meaning of AGAIN in English

/ əˈgen; NAmE ; əˈgeɪn/ adverb


one more time; on another occasion :

Could you say it again, please?

When will I see you again?

This must never happen again.

Once again (= as had happened several times before) , the train was late.

I've told you again and again (= many times) not to do that.

I'll have to write it all over again (= again from the beginning) .


showing that sb/sth is in the same place or state that they were in originally :

He was glad to be home again.

She spends two hours a day getting to work and back again .

You'll soon feel well again.


added to an amount that is already there :

The cost is about half as much again as it was two years ago.

I'd like the same again (= the same amount or the same thing) .


used to show that a comment or fact is connected with what you have just said :

And again, we must think of the cost.


then / there ~ used to introduce a fact or an opinion that contrasts with what you have just said :

We might buy it but then again we might not.


used when you ask sb to tell you sth or repeat sth that you think they have told you already :

What was the name again?


see now adverb , same pronoun , time noun



Old English ongēan , ongægn , etc., of Germanic origin; related to German entgegen opposite.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.