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Meaning of ALSO

Pronunciation:  'olsow

WordNet Dictionary
[adv]  in addition; "he has a Mercedes, too"

ALSO is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: as well, besides, likewise, too



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al"so\, adv. & conj. [All + so. OE. al so, AS. ealsw[=a],
alsw?, [ae]lsw[ae]; eal, al, [ae]l, all + sw[=a] so. See
{All}, {So}, {As}.]
1. In like manner; likewise. [Obs.]

2. In addition; besides; as well; further; too.

         Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven . . . for
         where your treasure is, there will your heart be
         also.                                 --Matt. vi.

3. Even as; as; so. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Syn: {Also}, {Likewise}, {Too}.

Usage: These words are used by way of transition, in leaving
       one thought and passing to another. Also is the widest
       term. It denotes that what follows is all so, or
       entirely like that which preceded, or may be affirmed
       with the same truth; as, ``If you were there, I was
       there also;'' ``If our situation has some discomforts,
       it has also many sources of enjoyment.'' Too is simply
       less formal and pointed than also; it marks the
       transition with a lighter touch; as, ``I was there
       too;'' ``a courtier yet a patriot too.'' --Pope.
       Likewise denotes literally ``in like manner,'' and
       hence has been thought by some to be more specific
       than also. ``It implies,'' says Whately, ``some
       connection or agreement between the words it unites.
       We may say, ` He is a poet, and likewise a musician; '
       but we should not say, ` He is a prince, and likewise
       a musician,' because there is no natural connection
       between these qualities.'' This distinction, however,
       is often disregarded.

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