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Dictionary Definition

again adv : anew; "she tried again"; "they rehearsed the scene again" [syn: once again, once more, over again]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /əˈgeɪn/}} /@"geIn/
  • a US /əˈgɛn/}} /@"gEn/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪn
  • Hyphenation: a·gain




  1. Having already happened before.
    I didn't do a very good job the first time, and now I have to do it again.


having already happened before


Alternative forms






  1. back, in the opposite direction
  2. again, anew


  1. opposite, facing
  2. against, opposed to (literally or figuratively)


  1. in preparation for, in advance of

Extensive Definition

"Again" is the title of the following songs or albums:
again in Japanese: アゲイン
again in Simple English: Again

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ab ovo, above, additionally, afresh, after all, albeit, all included, all the same, also, although, altogether, among other things, and all, and also, and so, anew, anon, another time, around, as new, as well, at all events, at another time, at any rate, at that moment, at that time, au reste, back, backward, beside, besides, beyond, bis, but, compare, contra, contrariwise, contrary, contrawise, conversely, da capo, de novo, ditto, else, en plus, encore, even, even so, extra, farther, for all that, for lagniappe, freshly, from scratch, from the beginning, howbeit, however, in addition, in any case, in any event, in reverse, in that case, inter alia, into the bargain, item, just the same, likewise, more, moreover, nevertheless, new, newly, nonetheless, notwithstanding, on that occasion, on the side, on top of, once again, once more, oppositely, over, over again, plus, rather, round, round about, similarly, still, then, thereat, therewith, though, to boot, too, twice over, two times, vice versa, when, yet, yet again
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