Hypertext Webster Gateway: "again"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Again \A*gain"\ (?; 277), adv. [OE. agein, agayn, AS. ongegn,
onge['a]n, against, again; on + ge['a]n, akin to Ger. gegewn
against, Icel. gegn. Cf. {Gainsay}.]
1. In return, back; as, bring us word again.

2. Another time; once more; anew.

If a man die, shall he live again? --Job xiv. 14.

3. Once repeated; -- of quantity; as, as large again, half as
much again.

4. In any other place. [Archaic] --Bacon.

5. On the other hand. ``The one is my sovereign . . . the
other again is my kinsman.'' --Shak.

6. Moreover; besides; further.

Again, it is of great consequence to avoid, etc.

{Again and again}, more than once; often; repeatedly.

{Now and again}, now and then; occasionally.

{To and again}, to and fro. [Obs.] --De Foe.

Note: Again was formerly used in many verbal combinations,
as, again-witness, to witness against; again-ride, to
ride against; again-come, to come against, to
encounter; again-bring, to bring back, etc.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Again \A*gain"\, Agains \A*gains"\, prep.
Against; also, towards (in order to meet). [Obs.]

Albeit that it is again his kind. --Chaucer.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv : anew; "she tried again"; "they rehearsed the scene again"
[syn: {once again}, {once more}, {over again}]

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