- in addition; too; besides; as well: He was thin, and he was also tall.
- likewise; in the same manner: Since you're having another cup of coffee, I'll have one also.
- and: He was mean, also ugly.
Origin of also
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- (sentence modifier) in addition; as well; too
- besides; moreover
Old English alswā; related to Old High German alsō, Old Frisian alsa; see all, so 1
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