adverb \ˈsün, especially New England ˈsn\

: at a time that is not long from now

: in a short time after something happens

: in a quick way

Full Definition of SOON

a obsolete :  at once :  immediately
b :  without undue time lapse :  before long <soon after sunrise>
:  in a prompt manner :  speedily <as soon as possible> <the sooner the better> <no sooner said than done>
archaic :  before the usual time
:  in agreement with one's choice or preference :  willingly <I'd just as soon walk as drive>

Examples of SOON

  1. We will soon be making changes.
  2. The soonest I can get there is tomorrow.
  3. When is the soonest possible date of delivery?
  4. The audience soon realized that it wasn't a stunt.
  5. She found a job soon after graduation.
  6. How soon can you finish the job?
  7. The sooner you finish your homework, the sooner you can go outside and play.
  8. I will let you know as soon as possible.
  9. I'll get there as soon as I can.

Origin of SOON

Middle English soone, from Old English sōna; akin to Old High German sān immediately
First Known Use: before 12th century


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