Simple Definition of again
: for another time : one more time
: to a previous position or place
—used to introduce a statement that repeats and stresses something previously said
Full Definition of again
Examples of again in a sentence
Please, come see us again.
It was nice to see my friends again.
She wants to prove that she can do it again.
Things are back to normal again.
When we heard the news, we all said, “Oh no! Not again!”.
She demonstrated yet again her remarkable artistic talents.
It'll just be the same thing all over again.
When he stood up, he got so dizzy that he had to sit down again.
Origin and Etymology of again
Middle English, opposite, again, from Old English ongēan opposite, back, from on + gēn, gēan still, again; akin to Old English gēan- against, Old High German gegin against, toward
First Known Use: 13th century
Rhymes with again
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AGAIN Defined for Kids
Definition of again for Students
1 : for another time : once more <did it again>
2 : on the other hand <You might, but then again, you might not.>
3 : in addition <half as much again>
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