[ 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.
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Origin of also
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British Dictionary definitions for also
/ (ˈɔːlsəʊ) /
(sentence modifier) in addition; as well; too
Word Origin for also
Old English alswā; related to Old High German alsō, Old Frisian alsa; see all, so 1
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Word Origin and History for also
Old English eallswa "just as, even as, as if, so as, likewise," compound of all + so. The demonstrative sense of "similarly" weakened to "in addition to" in 12c., replacing eke. The compound has parallel forms in German also, Dutch alzoo.
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