al·so | \ˈȯl(t)-(ˌ)sō, 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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Regan also helped design and build the Presbyterian Church in Coventry in the late 1980s. Anne M. Hamilton,, "He Brought His Skill For Teaching, Knack For Colonial Buildings To Coventry," 15 July 2018 Meanwhile, the club are also willing to sell midfielders Pedro Obiang and Cheikhou Kouyate, as part of Pellegrini's squad overhaul over the summer., "Lazio Star Felipe Anderson Undergoing West Ham Medical as Club Record Move Edges Closer," 13 July 2018 As of press time, Cyrus' Twitter and Facebook are also wiped clean although her tweets are still up for people to read. Alessandra Rincón, Billboard, "Miley Cyrus' Instagram Page Has Been Wiped Clean," 13 July 2018 Yet on Friday, finally back on the mound, Syndergaard looked a little rusty but allowed only one run in five innings in a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals, who are also sputtering this season. James Wagner, New York Times, "Syndergaard Returns for Five Innings in Mets’ Win Over Nationals," 13 July 2018 That sum would include an estimated $350 million to repair the Friant-Kern and a smaller canal, also operated by the Friant Authority, that suffers from subsidence. Dale Kasler And Phillip Reese, sacbee, "The Valley floor is sinking, and it’s crippling California’s ability to deliver water," 13 July 2018 The letter also noted exceptions for humanitarian purposes. NBC News, "U.S. refuses European requests for exemptions from its new sanctions on Iran," 14 July 2018 The late Melvin Boothe also from the United States, holds the men’s record. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Man With World’s Longest Fingernails Finally Gets a Manicure," 13 July 2018 Hervé also noted that the dress was created (and paid for) in the spring. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Melania Trump Wears Yellow J.Mendel Gown to State Dinner in England," 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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English Language Learners Definition of also

: in addition

: in a similar way


al·so | \ˈȯl-sō \

Kids Definition of also

: in addition : too

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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