Again meaning

ə-gĕn
Again means something that is repeated.

A football team running a play one more time is an example of running a play again.

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Once more; anew.

Try again.

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Again is defined as returning to a place.

Going to the store and coming back home is an example of coming back again.

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Moreover; besides; further.
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1924, J H Wilkinson, Leeds Dialect Glossary and Lore, page 60

Ah'd like to wahrn (warn) thi agaan 'evvin owt to dew wi' that chap.

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2003, Glasgow Sunday Herald, page 16, column 2.

You may think you are all on the same side, agin the government.

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To a previous place, position, or state.

Left home but went back again.

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Furthermore; moreover.

Again, we need to collect more data.

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On the other hand.

She might go, and again she might not.

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In return; in response.

Paid him again.

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Another time; once more. [from 14th c.]
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Over and above a factor of one. [from 16th c.]
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(rare) Back in response; in return.

Answer again.

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Back into a former position or condition.

He is well again.

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Once more; anew.

Try again.

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Besides; further.

Again, we should note.

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On the other hand; from the contrary standpoint.

He may, and then again he may not.

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(obs.) In the opposite direction; back.
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Back (to a former place or state). [from 11th c.]

We need to bring the old customs to life again.

The South will rise again.

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1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.31.

So women are never angrie, but to the end a man should againe be angrie with them, therein imitating the lawes of Love.

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1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.2.4.vii.

Thus men are plagued with women, they again with men, when they are of diverse humours and conditions […]

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1852-3, Charles Dickens, Bleak House.

As he lies in the light before a glaring white target, the black upon him shines again […]

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Used metalinguistically, with the repetition being in the discussion, or in the linguistic or pragmatic context of the discussion, rather than in the subject of discussion. [from 16th c.]
  • Tell me again, say again; used in asking a question to which one may have already received the answer, but cannot remember it.
    What's that called, again?.
  • I ask again, I say again; used in repeating a question or statement.
    Again, I'm not criticizing, I just want to understand.
  • Here too, here also, in this case as well; used in applying a previously made point to a new instance; sometimes preceded by "here".
    Approach B is better than approach A in many respects, but again, there are difficulties in implementing it.

Great, thanks again!

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(obsolete, no longer productive) Prefix meaning again, against, back, or in return.
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again and again
  • Repeatedly; frequently.
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again and again
  • often; repeatedly
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as much again
  • twice as much
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Origin of again

  • Middle English (influenced by Old Norse i gegn again) from Old English ongeagn against

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English again, ayain, anȝen, from Old English onġēan (“towards, against, opposite to, contrary to, against, in exchange for, opposite, back, again, anew, also”), equivalent to a- +‎ gain (“against”). Cognate with Danish igen (“again”), Swedish igen (“again, back”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English agen-, ayen-, from Old English ongēan- (“towards, opposite, against, back, again, anew”). More at again.

    From Wiktionary