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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Already  \Al*read"y\,  adv  [All  (OE.  al)  +  ready.] 
  Prior  to  some  specified  time,  either  past,  present,  or 
  future;  by  this  time;  previously.  ``Joseph  was  in  Egypt 
  already.''  --Exod.  i.  5. 
 
  I  say  unto  you  that  Elias  is  come  already.  --Matt. 
  xvii.  12. 
 
  Note:  It  has  reference  to  past  time,  but  may  be  used  for  a 
  future  past;  as  when  you  shall  arrive,  the  business 
  will  be  already  completed,  or  will  have  been  already 
  completed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  already 
  adv  :  prior  to  a  specified  or  implied  time;  "she  has  already 
  graduated"  [ant:  {not  yet}] 




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