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soon

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adverb \ˈsün, especially New England ˈsu̇n\

Simple Definition of soon

  • : at a time that is not long from now

  • : in a short time after something happens

  • : in a quick way

Full Definition of soon

  1. 1a obsolete :  at once :  immediatelyb :  without undue time lapse :  before long <soon after sunrise>

  2. 2 :  in a prompt manner :  speedily <as soon as possible> <the sooner the better> <no sooner said than done>

  3. 3 archaic :  before the usual time

  4. 4 :  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

Rhymes with soon



SOON Defined for Kids

soon

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adverb \ˈsün\

Definition of soon

soon·ersoon·est

  1. 1 :  without delay :  before long <The fog soon disappeared.>

  2. 2 :  in a prompt way :  quickly <I'll call you as soon as possible.>

  3. 3 :  before long <They soon learned the truth.>

  4. 4 :  1early 2 <I wish you'd told me sooner.>

  5. 5 :  by choice :  willingly <I would sooner walk than ride.>





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