Definition of also in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːlsəʊ/


In addition; too: a brilliant linguist, he was also interested in botany dyslexia, also known as word blindness [sentence adverb]: also, a car’s very expensive to run
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  • It has to be said that he was also the king of the double portion in the dinner hall.
  • There was also about a foot of snow outside, and the air was white as it went on falling.
  • It may come as a bit of a surprise to know that I also have a keen interest in language.
too, as well, besides, in addition, additionally, furthermore, further, moreover, into the bargain, on top (of that), over and above that, what's more, to boot, else, then, equally
informal and all
archaic withal, forbye


Old English alswā 'quite so, in that manner, similarly' (see all, so1).

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