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Meaning of AGAIN

Pronunciation:  u'gen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  anew; "she tried again"; "they rehearsed the scene again"
 

AGAIN is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: once again, once more, over again
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*gain"\ (?; 277), adv. [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn,
    onge['a]n, against, again; on + ge['a]n, akin to Ger. gegewn
    against, Icel. gegn. Cf. {Gainsay}.]
    1. In return, back; as, bring us word again.
    
    2. Another time; once more; anew.
    
             If a man die, shall he live again?    --Job xiv. 14.
    
    3. Once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as
       much again.
    
    4. In any other place. [Archaic] --Bacon.
    
    5. On the other hand. ``The one is my sovereign . . . the
       other again is my kinsman.'' --Shak.
    
    6. Moreover; besides; further.
    
             Again, it is of great consequence to avoid, etc.
                                                   --Hersche?.
    
    {Again and again}, more than once; often; repeatedly.
    
    {Now and again}, now and then; occasionally.
    
    {To and again}, to and fro. [Obs.] --De Foe.
    
    Note: Again was formerly used in many verbal combinations,
          as, again-witness, to witness against; again-ride, to
          ride against; again-come, to come against, to
          encounter; again-bring, to bring back, etc.
    
    
  2. \A*gain"\, Agains \A*gains"\, prep.
    Against; also, towards (in order to meet). [Obs.]
    
          Albeit that it is again his kind.        --Chaucer.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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