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See also: alsó

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English also, alswo, alswa, (also alse, als, as > English as), from Old English ealswā, eallswā ‎(completely so, additionally, just as, just so, even as, even so, as, as if, so, so as, likewise, also; likewise, in just the same way), equivalent to all +‎ so. Cognate with Scots alsa, alswa ‎(also, even so, in the same way, as, as well), Saterland Frisian also ‎(accordingly, therefore, thus), West Frisian alsa ‎(so, just so, even so, thus), Old Saxon alsō ‎(similarly, as if, just as, when), Dutch alzo ‎(so, thus), German also ‎(so, thus), Danish altså ‎(so), Swedish alltså ‎(so, therefore, accordingly, thus, then). Compare also Swedish också ‎(also, too, as well) and Albanian aq sa ‎(as much as), compound of aq ‎(as much) and sa ‎(how much, so, as). See all, so, as.

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also ‎(not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive, focus) In addition; besides; as well; further; too. [from 14thc.]
    They had porridge for breakfast, and also toast.
    • 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter I:
      Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; [].
    • 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3: 
      Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.
  2. (obsolete) To the same degree or extent; so, as. [14th-15thc.]
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XVII, chapter xvj:
      IN suche maner they kepte launcelot four and twenty dayes and also many nyghtes that euer he laye stylle as a dede man / and at the xxv daye byfelle hym after myddaye that he opened his eyen

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German[edit]

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also!

  1. so!; all right!; used as a lead-in or to start a new topic.

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also

  1. so
  2. thus

Luxembourgish[edit]

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also

  1. so
  2. thus, therefore

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch alsō, from al + .

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also

  1. so, thus
  2. also, to the same degree

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From al +‎ .

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alsō

  1. as, like

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also

  1. so
  2. thus