Definition of also in English:

also

adverb

  • In addition; too:

    ‘a brilliant linguist, he was also interested in botany’
    ‘dyslexia, also known as word blindness’
    [sentence adverb] ‘also, a car's very expensive to run’
    • ‘It also means the staff do not have to put up with going home smelling like an ashtray.’
    • ‘We are also seeing a major increase in crime and we want to know what is going to be done.’
    • ‘We also managed to get a big chunk of Christmas shopping out of the way at the weekend.’
    • ‘He was also not put off by the very grown up thought of having to set up his own business.’
    • ‘The second group was also exposed to the noise but not given the option to turn it off.’
    • ‘It was also so cold to drive in the winter that I had to wear gloves even when the roof was up.’
    • ‘He also had a drumstick stuck into the laces of his shoe so he could hit the cymbal on the floor.’
    • ‘It is also good for me to hear their side of things, to hear what they had to go through.’
    • ‘There will also be a new sign at the front of the building, which will be lit up at nights.’
    • ‘She also had the gift of being able to reinvent herself every time she took up her pen.’
    • ‘There was also about a foot of snow outside, and the air was white as it went on falling.’
    • ‘It makes an ideal gift and is also a great present for a child as it grows so quickly.’
    • ‘It has to be said that he was also the king of the double portion in the dinner hall.’
    • ‘She also asks them how they want to feel so she can decide which type of massage to offer.’
    • ‘It may come as a bit of a surprise to know that I also have a keen interest in language.’
    • ‘We also got a batch of smiley badges made up, and gave them to everyone at the door on the way in.’
    • ‘It looks as if the second will also be yellow, while the third has yet to show any buds.’
    • ‘Neighbours told us that an excursion to the town by boat also makes for a good day out.’
    • ‘It now seems the man himself could also be coming to recognise that the game may be up.’
    • ‘It could have been a bigger win, but on the other hand could also have been a lot worse.’
    too, as well, besides, in addition, additionally, furthermore, further, moreover, into the bargain, over and above that, what's more, to boot, else, then, equally
    and all
    withal, forbye
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Origin

Old English alswā ‘quite so, in that manner, similarly’(see all, so).

Pronunciation

also

/ˈɔːlsəʊ/