"already" meaning in English

Adverb

IPA: /ɔːlˈɹɛdi/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ɔlˈɹɛdi/ [General-American], /ɑlˈɹɛdi/ [Canada, cot-caught-merger] Audio: en-us-already.ogg [US]
  1. Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously. Tags: not-comparable
  2. So soon. Tags: not-comparable Translations (so soon): لقد‎ (Arabic), ja (Catalan), al (Dutch), nu al (Dutch), jo (Finnish), déjà (French), xa (Galician), κιόλας (kiólas) (Greek), ήδη (ídi) (Greek), juo (Northern Sami), به این زودی‎ (be in zudi) (Persian), (Portuguese), už (Slovak), ya (Spanish)
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English intensifiers Related terms: yet Translations (prior to some time): tashmë (Albanian), scho (Alemannic German), ἤδη (ḗdē) (Ancient Greek), قَد‎ (qad) (Arabic), արդեն (arden) (Armenian), (Asturian), artıq (Azerbaijani), uje [Russianism] (Azerbaijani), dagoeneko (Basque), jadanik (Basque), ужо́ (užó) (Belarusian), ўжо (ŭžo) (Belarusian), ইতোমধ্যে (itomôddhe) (Bengali), ве́че (véče) (Bulgarian), ပြီးပြီ (pri:pri) (Burmese), 已經 (Cantonese), 已经 (ji⁵ ging¹) (Cantonese), ja (Catalan), ᎦᏳᎳ (gayula) (Cherokee), (Czech), již (Czech), allerede (Danish), кәҗя (kəži͡a) (Dungan), al (Dutch), reeds (Dutch), alreeds (Dutch), خلاص‎ (ḥalaṣ) (Egyptian Arabic), قبل كده‎ (english: ʾabl(e) keda) (Egyptian Arabic), jam (Esperanto), juba (Estonian), xoxo (Ewe), longu (Faroese), jo (Finnish), déjà (French), za (Friulian), bielzà (Friulian), dizà (Friulian), xa (Galician), უკვე (uḳve) (Georgian), bereits (German), schon (German), ήδη (ídi) (Greek), أوردي‎ (orrɪdi) (Gulf Arabic), כְּבָר‎ (k'var) (Hebrew), قِد‎ (gid) (Hijazi Arabic), قِيد‎ (gīd) (Hijazi Arabic), पहले ही (pahle hī) (Hindi), पहले से (pahle se) (Hindi), már (Hungarian), þegar (Icelandic), ja (Ido), sudah (Indonesian), jam (Interlingua), cheana (Irish), già (Italian), 既に (súde ni) (alt: すでに) (Japanese), もう (mō) (Japanese), もはや (mohaya) (Japanese), とっくに (tokku ni) (Japanese), әлдеқашан (äldeqaşan) (Kazakh), lypa (Khasi), ហើយ (haǝy) (Khmer), រួចហើយ (ruəc haǝy) (Khmer), 벌써 (beolsseo) (Korean), ແລ້ວ (lǣu) (Lao), iam (Latin), jau (Latvian), jau (Lithuanian), južo (Lower Sorbian), ᧟ (l̇aew) (), веќе (veḱe) (Macedonian), sudah (Malay), diġà (Maltese), 已經 (Mandarin), 已经 (yǐjing) (Mandarin), 已 (yǐ) (english: bookish) (Mandarin), 都 (dōu) (Mandarin), 早已 (zǎoyǐ) (Mandarin), 捌曾 (báik-cèng) (Min Dong), хэдийнээ (khediinee) (Mongolian), аль хэдийн (ali khediin) (Mongolian), хэзээний (khezeenii) (Mongolian), ye (Nahuatl), juo (Northern Sami), allerede (Norwegian), قبلاً‎ (qablan) (Persian), اینک‎ (inak) (Persian), -ya (Pipil), -a (Pipil), już (Polish), (Portuguese), ña (Quechua), deja (Romanian), уже́ (užé) (Russian), ра́ньше (ránʹše) (Russian), ра́нее (ráneje) (Russian), a'ready (Scots), cheana (Scottish Gaelic), mu thràth (Scottish Gaelic), mar thà (Scottish Gaelic), већ [Cyrillic] (Serbo-Croatian), već [Roman] (Serbo-Croatian), già (Sicilian), už (Slovak), žé (Slovene), ya (Spanish), redan (Swedish), allaredan (Swedish), аллакай (allakay) (Tajik), кайҳо (kayho) (Tajik), қаблан (qablan) (Tajik), แล้ว (lɛ́ɛo) (Thai), zaten (Turkish), çoktan (Turkish), eýýäm (Turkmen), уже́ (užé) (Ukrainian), вже́ (vžé) (Ukrainian), раніше (raniše) (Ukrainian), allaqachon (Uzbek), zotan (Uzbek), xà (Venetian), zà (Venetian), rồi (Vietnamese), đã (Vietnamese), eisoes (Welsh), al (West Frisian), alree (West Frisian), twb (White Hmong), שוין‎ (shoyn) (Yiddish), gaenq (Zhuang) Translations (used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation): ja (Catalan), jo (Finnish), à la fin (French), enfin (French), xa (Galician), schon (German), επιτέλους (epitélous) (Greek), πιά (piá) (Greek), ហើយ (haəy) (Khmer), دیگه‎ (dige) (Persian), دیگر‎ (digar) (Persian), de uma vez (Portuguese), okamžite (Slovak), hneď (Slovak), už (Slovak), ya (Spanish), שוין‎ (shoyn) (Yiddish)

Adverb

IPA: /ɔːlˈɹɛdi/ [Received-Pronunciation], /ɔlˈɹɛdi/ [General-American], /ɑlˈɹɛdi/ [Canada, cot-caught-merger] Audio: en-us-already.ogg [US]
  1. An intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation. Tags: US, not-comparable Categories: American English
The following are not (yet) sense-disambiguated
Categories: English intensifiers

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