also
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɔːl.səʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɔl.soʊ/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˈɑl.soʊ/

Adverb

also (not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive, focus) In addition; besides; as well; further; too. [from 14th c.]
    They had porridge for breakfast, and also toast.
    • 1905, Bertrand Russell, On Denoting
      The subject of denoting is of very great importance, not only in logic and mathematics, but also in the theory of knowledge.
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546 ↗; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], [1933], OCLC 2666860 ↗, page 0016 ↗:
      Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; […].
  2. (obsolete) To the same degree or extent; so, as. [14th-15th c.]
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, [http://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/cme/MaloryWks2/1:19.16?rgn=div2;view=fulltext chapter xvj], in Le Morte Darthur, book XVII:
      IN suche maner they kepte launcelot four and twenty dayes and also many nyghtes that euer he laye stylle as a dede man / and at the xxv daye byfelle hym after myddaye that he opened his eyen
    • c. 1709, John Strype, Annals of the Reformation and Establishment of Religion
      […] thereupon the queen's majesty […] did send a solemn ambassade of her privy-counsellors, whereof one was an ancient earl of the realm, the other also an ancient baron of the same, and others of the council of her state […]
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