al·​so | \ ˈȯl(t)-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce also (audio) , ˈȯ- \

Definition of also

1 : likewise sense 1 They also liked it.
2 : in addition : besides, too She's a talented singer and also a fine actress.

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Examples of also in a Sentence

She's a talented singer and also a fine actress. Thomas Edison is best known for inventing the lightbulb, but he also invented the phonograph. I don't think we should go out. Not only is it late, but it's also snowing. My neighbors were also at the show that night.
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Recent Examples on the Web The air show also has several levels of reserved seating packages, available for purchase which feature convenient access to parking, food and beverage concessions, and private restrooms. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summer Guide July 15-21: Festivals and free concerts," 14 July 2018 The SpyHuman site also has an apparent security flaw that allowed hackers to read a stream of SMS messages from strangers. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "Security Roundup: Ukraine Blocked a Russian Hack of Its Critical Infrastructure," 14 July 2018 The United States also had a larger proportion of low-wage workers than nearly every other member. Patricia Cohen,, "Paychecks lag as profits soar, and prices erode wage gains," 14 July 2018 The home, known as the house on bluff, also has high tech features. David Gleisner, Daily Southtown, "Rare glass house carved into hillside hits the market in Olympia Fields," 14 July 2018 Mr Sharif’s daughter, Maryam, may also still have a political future. The Economist, "Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan, and jail," 14 July 2018 The online survey is the start of the revision process, which also will include meetings and hearings before the new document is finished, DeVoe said. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "Plainville Asks Residents For Ideas On Updating Master Plan Of Devopment," 14 July 2018 That being said, using a knife to chop ginger also has its merits. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Peel and Cut Ginger Without Hurting Yourself," 13 July 2018 In addition to a high-90s fastball, Luzardo also has a name that’s extremely reminiscent of seminal 1990s post-hardcore noise-grunge outfit The Jesus Lizard. Ted Berg, For The Win, "7 MLB prospects to watch at the 2018 Futures Game," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of also

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for also

Middle English, from Old English eallswā, from eall all + swā so — more at so

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The first known use of also was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Also.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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How to pronounce also (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of also

: in addition
: in a similar way


al·​so | \ ˈȯl-sō How to pronounce also (audio) \

Kids Definition of also

: in addition : too

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