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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb and conjunction Al"so
  1. In like manner; likewise.(Obs)
  2. In addition; besides; as well; further; too."Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven . . . for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." [Matt. vi. 20.]
  3. Even as; as; so.(Obs)
    synonyms: Also Likewise Too.

Usage: These words are used by way of transition, in leaving one thought and passing to another. Also is the widest term. It denotes that what follows is all so, or entirely like that which preceded, or may be affirmed with the same truth; as, “If you were there, I was there also;” “If our situation has some discomforts, it has also many sources of enjoyment.” Too is simply less formal and pointed than also; it marks the transition with a lighter touch; as, “I was there too;” “a courtier yet a patriot too.” Pope. Likewise denotes literally “in like manner,” and hence has been thought by some to be more specific than also. “It implies,” says Whately, “some connection or agreement between the words it unites. We may say, ‘ He is a poet, and likewise a musician; ' but we should not say, ‘ He is a prince, and likewise a musician,' because there is no natural connection between these qualities.” This distinction, however, is often disregarded.

Etymology: All + so. OE. al so, AS. ealswā alsw� ælswæ; eal al æl, all + swā so. See All So As

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  1. In addition

From Middle English also, alswo, alswa, (also alse, als, as > English as), from Old English ealswā, eallswā (“completely so, additionally, just as, just so, even as, even so, as, as if, so, so as, likewise, also; likewise, in just the same way”), equivalent to all +‎ so. Cognate with Scots alsa, alswa (“also, even so, in the same way, as, as well”), Saterland Frisian also (“accordingly, therefore, thus”), West Frisian alsa (“so, just so, even so, thus”), Old Saxon alsō (“similarly, as if, just as, when”), Dutch alzo (“so, thus”), German also (“so, thus”), Danish altså (“so”), Swedish alltså (“so, therefore, accordingly, thus, then”). Compare also Swedish också (“also, too, as well”) and Albanian aq sa (“as much as”), compound of aq (“as much”) and sa (“how much, so, as”). See all, so, as.

also was also found in the following language(s): German, Luxembourgish, Middle Dutch, Old Dutch, Saterland Frisian, and Volapük

Notable Persons Named Also

also known as Olly OBE Oliver Croft is a retired. His most notable accomplishments were from 1973 to 2011. also was given the name Oliver Albert Croft on November 17th, 1929.


also was born in 1975. He breathed his last breath on January 2nd, 2013.


also known as Simona B. Roman Simona Brhlikova is an actor. She was most active from 2004 to present. also was born on September 14th, 1984 in Michalovce, Czechoslovakia. also is also known as Simona Roman.


also known as Hussein El Gebali Hussein El Gebaly is an ex-president of syndicate of plastic artsprofessor of graphic arts department- faculty of fine arts ex-president of graphic arts department- faculty of fine arts and graphic designer. also was born on May 18th, 1934.


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Fun Facts about the name Also

  • When was the first name Also first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Also is Friday, January 3rd, 1913.
  • How unique is the name Also? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Also. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Also: Your name in reverse order is Osla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aosl. How do you pronounce that?

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