[ awl-soh ]
/ ˈɔl soʊ /


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

1125–75; Middle English; Old English (e)alswā all (wholly or quite) so1; the meaning “wholly” thus implies replication and therefore “additionally, besides” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for also

/ (ˈɔːlsəʊ) /


(sentence modifier) in addition; as well; too

sentence connector

besides; moreover

Word Origin for also

Old English alswā; related to Old High German alsō, Old Frisian alsa; see all, so 1
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