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 There is also a group, Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Sports Parents, for related topics. Melanie Laughman, The Enquirer, 9 June 2021 The goal of the organization is also to do service for the community, according to its Facebook page. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2021 The original cabin was also where Clark's brother, William Clark, met Meriwether Lewis ahead of their famous expedition to the Pacific coast. Mary Ramsey, The Courier-Journal, 9 June 2021 The property also debuts the first outpost of Spago by Wolfgang Puck in Europe, as well as a rooftop bar. T+l Editors, Travel + Leisure, 8 June 2021 Projects will also be eligible for hundreds of community operating grants starting at $2,500, chosen by leaders across Gannett's nationwide USA TODAY Network of more than 250 local news sites in 46 states. Elinor Aspegren, Detroit Free Press, 8 June 2021 The victim's employee identification lanyard was also visible on the driver's side of the car, police said. Michael Donohue, The Arizona Republic, 8 June 2021 As a person living with Parkinson’s disease who is also a specialist in brain imaging, John Seibyl knows firsthand the need for a multidisciplinary approach to finding new cures and treatments for neurodegenerative disorders. Julie Washington, cleveland, 8 June 2021 One Mighty Mill’s bagels are also available at its cafe at 68 Exchange St., Lynn, and at many area supermarkets., 8 June 2021

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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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11 Jun 2021

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“Also.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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