Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Also \Al"so\, adv. & conj. [All + so. OE. al so, AS. ealsw[=a], alsw?, [ae]lsw[ae]; eal, al, [ae]l, all + sw[=a] so. See All, So, As.]
In like manner; likewise. [Obs.]
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.
Even as; as; so. [Obs.]
Syn: 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.
Also or ALSO may refer to:
- Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), a program developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
- Alsó-Fehér County, a historic administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary
- ALSO Group, one of the largest Swiss companies by revenue
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
adv. (label en conjunctive focus) In addition; besides; as well; further; too. (from 14thc.)
Usage examples of "also".
Mishani would never have believed it possible - not only that Lucia had been allowed to reach eight harvests of age in the first place, but also that the Empress was foolish enough to think the high families would allow an Aberrant to rule Saramyr.
The opposition also maintained that such a practice of raising troops was contrary to the oath of coronation, and that all who subscribed were abettors of perjury.
I made for thee, and one also for me, while I was abiding thee after the battle, and my love and my hope is woven into it.
Joining in the conversation also helped to take her mind off the nightmarish phantasm that was now abiding somewhere within her unsettled self.
It bore both the rich aroma of leaves being burnt in the fall and the faint perfume of wildflowers ablow in the spring, but it also held a third attar which seemed to be the breath of the Wind itself which none could ever set name to.
In many of his contemporaries also much the same fluctuation of mood was occurring, and to them as to Paul it seemed that the issue lay between the old faith, however modernized, and the complete abnegation of human dignity.
We are also aided by chemistry in determining the exact abnormal condition of the kidneys by the detection of albumen, sugar, etc.
Finally, he points out the practical bearing of the subject--for example, the probability of calculus causing sudden suppression of urine in such cases--and also the danger of surgical interference, and suggests the possibility of diagnosing the condition by ascertaining the absence of the opening of one ureter in the bladder by means of the cystoscope, and also the likelihood of its occurring where any abnormality of the genital organs is found, especially if this be unilateral.
Thus then they abode a-feasting till the sun was westering and the shadows waxed about them, and then at last Ralph rose up and called to horse, and the other wayfarers arose also, and the horses were led up to them.
We can also demonstrate that she was twice aborted by Peter Randall and that in all likelihood he performed the third abortion.
Five minutes later the Lackawanna, Captain Marchand, going at full speed, delivered her blow also at right angles on the port side, abreast the after end of the armored superstructure.
But even if we were to assume that freedom of speech and freedom of the press were protected from abridgment on the part not only of the United States but also of the States, still we should be far from the conclusion that the plaintiff in error would have us reach.
Autenreith mentions metastasis of milk through an abdominal abscess to the thigh, and Balthazaar also mentions excretion of milk from the thigh.
For This, the Beauty supreme, the absolute, and the primal, fashions Its lovers to Beauty and makes them also worthy of love.
The ecotheorists further take this metabiological absolutizing and not only attempt to explain culture with its terms, but also necessarily see culture as a lamentable deviation from those terms: all conclusions guaranteed by the prior absolutizing.