already: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ôl-red'ē), [key]
— adv.
  1. by this or that time; previously; prior to or at some specified or implied time: When we came in, we found they had already arrived.
  2. now; so soon; so early: Is it noon already?
  3. (used as an intensifier to express exasperation or impatience): Let's go already!
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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