again Definition

  • 1one more time; once more
  • 2in addition to what has already been mentioned or was done before

Using again: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "again" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Let's try again.

  • Example

    He failed the test again.

  • Example

    I need to go to the store again.

  • Example

    Again, thank you for your help.

again Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for again

Phrases with again

  • time and again

    repeatedly; many times


    Time and again, he has proven himself to be a reliable employee.

  • to attempt something again after a previous failure


    I didn't pass the driving test the first time, so I have to try again next week.

  • not at any future time; not ever again


    After getting food poisoning from that restaurant, I swore I would never eat there again.

Origins of again

from Old English 'onġēan', meaning 'toward, opposite, against'


Summary: again in Brief

'Again' [əˈɡen] means 'one more time' or 'in addition to what has already been mentioned or was done before.' It is often used in phrases like 'time and again,' 'try again,' and 'never again.'

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