adverb \ə-ˈgen, -ˈgin, -ˈgān\

: 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

:  in return :  back <swore he would pay him again when he was able — Shakespeare>
:  another time :  once more :  anew <I shall not look upon his like again — Shakespeare>
:  on the other hand <he might go, and again he might not>
:  in addition :  besides <again, there is another matter to consider>

Examples of AGAIN

  1. Please, come see us again.
  2. It was nice to see my friends again.
  3. She wants to prove that she can do it again.
  4. Things are back to normal again.
  5. When we heard the news, we all said, Oh no! Not again!.
  6. She demonstrated yet again her remarkable artistic talents.
  7. It'll just be the same thing all over again.
  8. When he stood up, he got so dizzy that he had to sit down again.

Origin 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
AGAIN Defined for Kids


adverb \ə-ˈgen\

Definition of AGAIN for Kids

:  for another time :  once more <did it again>
:  on the other hand <You might, but then again, you might not.>
:  in addition <half as much again>


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