also

adverb al·so \ ˈȯl(t)-(ˌ)sō , ˈȯ- \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of also

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

Examples of also in a Sentence

  1. She's a talented singer and also a fine actress.

  2. Thomas Edison is best known for inventing the lightbulb, but he also invented the phonograph.

  3. I don't think we should go out. Not only is it late, but it's also snowing.

  4. My neighbors were also at the show that night.

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Origin and Etymology of also

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


ALSO Defined for English Language Learners

also

adverb

Definition of also for English Language Learners

  • : in addition

  • : in a similar way


ALSO Defined for Kids

also

adverb al·so \ ˈȯl-sō \

Definition of also for Students

: in addition : too


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