- Always means lasting and unending.
Loving someone endlessly is an example of always.
- Always is defined as doing something regularly.
Locking the front door every night is an example of always.
- at all times; on all occasions; invariably: always be courteous
- all the time; continuously; forever: always present in the atmosphere
- at any time; whenever one wishes: you can always leave if the show gets boring
- in every instance; with no exception: Labor Day is always the first Monday of September
Origin of alwaysME, adv. genitive of alwei, alway from Old English ealne weg: see all and way
- At all times; invariably: always late.
- For all time; forever: They will always be friends.
- At any time; in any event: You can always resign if you're unhappy.
Origin of alwaysMiddle English alweis alwei always ( from Old English ealne weg ) ( ealne ) ( accusative of eall all ; see all . ) ( weg way ; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.) -es adv. suff. ; see -s 3.
- At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually.
- God is always the same.
- Constantly during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly;—opposed to sometimes or occasionally.
- Our first dog always barked at passers-by.
- (informal) In any event.
- I thought I could always go back to work.
- Used for both duration and frequency.
Originally a genitive form of alway, from Middle English allwaye, alle wey, from Old English ealneġ, ealneweġ (“always, perpetually”, literally “all the way”), from ealne + weġ (accusative case), equivalent to al- (“all”) + way, or all + -ways. Cognate with Scots alwayis (“always”), Low German allerwegens (“very often”, literally “all ways'”). More at all, way.